Plant Physiology 9 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126686098, 9780323144261

Plant Physiology 9

1st Edition

A Treatise: Water and Solutes in Plants

Editors: F.C. Steward
eBook ISBN: 9780323144261
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd October 1986
Page Count: 630
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
54.95
38.47
38.47
38.47
38.47
38.47
43.96
43.96
43.99
30.79
30.79
30.79
30.79
30.79
35.19
35.19
72.95
51.06
51.06
51.06
51.06
51.06
58.36
58.36
Unavailable
Price includes VAT (GST)
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Description

Plant Physiology: A Treatise, Volume IX: Water and Solutes in Plants explores problems associated with water and solutes of plants as they grow. This book considers water relations of plant cells, along with transpiration and water balance, the physiology of stomata, ion uptake by roots from the soil, and salt relations of plants. This volume is organized into seven chapters and begins with an introduction to the water potential terminology used by plant physiologists in describing the water relations of plant communities, individual plants and their organs, and plant cells. An account of the elastic properties and hydraulic conductivity of plant cell walls is provided. The following chapters focus on the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, water uptake and movement through plants, the effects of water deficit on plant development and other processes, and the mechanics of stomatal functioning. The book also introduces the reader to salt relations of plant cells, tissues, and roots as well as long-distance transport in the phloem, and then concludes by discussing the solute composition of cells during development. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, research workers, and students with specific interest in plant physiology.

Table of Contents


Contributors to Volume IX

Preface to Volume IX

An Explanatory Note

Note on the Use of Plant Names

Chapter One Water Relations of Plant Cells

I. Introduction

II. Water Potential Terminology

III. Recent Developments in Techniques

IV. Elastic Properties and Hydraulic Conductivity

V. The Control of Turgor

VI. Future Developments

References

Chapter Two Transpiration and the Water Balance of Plants

I. Introduction

II. Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum

III. Water Uptake and Movement through Plants

IV. Plant Water Loss

V. Development and Effects of Plant Water Deficit

VI. Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter Three The Physiology of Stomata: New Insights into Old Problems

I. Introduction

II. Cytology of Guard Cells

III. Mechanics of Stomatal Functioning

IV. Mechanisms behind the Turgor Changes of Guard Cells

V. Responses to Light

VI. Agents Causing Stomatal Closure

VII. Energy Requirements for Stomatal Functioning

VIII. Antitranspirants

IX. Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter Four Salt Relations of Cells, Tissues, and Roots

I. Introduction

II. Practical Aspects

III. The Hunt for Carriers

IV. Transport Systems

V. Ion Transport and Metabolism

VI. Regulation of Transport

VII. Free Space

VIII. Movement across the Cytoplasm to the Vacuole

IX. Movement of Ions in the Symplasm

X. Movement of Ions through the Root into the Xylem

XI. Ion Uptake by Roots from the Soil

XII. Epilogue

References

Chapter Five Salt Relations of Intact Plants

I. Introduction

II. Ion Uptake

III. Movement of Ions across the Root

IV. Transport in the Xylem

V. Salt Relations of Specialized Organs

VI. Salt Relations of Specialized Plants: Halophytes

VII. Patterns of Redistribution of Ions

VIII. Salt Relations and Growth

References

Chapter Six Phloem Transport

I. Introduction

II. Sources and Sinks

III. The Channel

IV. Mechanisms of Translocation

V. Regulation of Translocation

References

Chapter Seven Solutes in Cells: Their Responses during Growth and Development

I. Introduction

II. Solutes in Relation to Cells in Culture

III. Procedures and Media That Affect Growth and Solutes

IV. Other Salient Factors That Affect the Complement of Solutes in Cells

V. Morphogenetic and Environmental Effects on the Solutes of Cells

VI. Resume, Reflections, and Concluding Remarks

References

Index to Plant Names

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
630
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1986
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323144261

About the Editor

F.C. Steward