Plant Water Consumption and Response

Plant Water Consumption and Response

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: T.T. Kozlowski
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154789

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Water Deficits and Plant Growth, Volume II: Plant Water Consumption and Response focuses on internal water deficits in plants, the measurement for such deficits, and the identification of physiological and growth responses of herbaceous and woody plants to water deficiency. Partitioned into six chapters, the book discusses the rate of water consumption of agricultural plants. Concerns in this part include evapotranspiration, characteristics of plants, and climate. The discussions move on to the study of water consumption in forests. The methods used in the research, the theoretical considerations, and a review of the results are also discussed. The next part focuses on the relationship of water deficits and physiological processes. This part also introduces the discussions on the effect of water deficiency on the growth of herbaceous plants and trees, including the emergence of diseases related to water deficiency. The book is a valuable source of data for readers who are interested in pursuing studies on the effect of water deficiency on the growth of plants.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    1. Water Consumption by Agricultural Plants

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Aspects

    III. Determining Evapotranspiration

    IV. Climatic Regimes

    V. Crop Characteristics and Evapotranspiration

    VI. Evapotranspiration with Soil Water Nonlimiting

    VII. Evapotranspiration with Limited Soil Water


    2. Water Consumption by Forests

    I. Introduction

    II. Discussion of Methods

    III. Review of Results

    IV. Some Theoretical Considerations


    3. Water Deficits and Physiological Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Water in Physiological Processes


    4. Water Deficits and Growth of Herbaceous Plants

    I. The Course of Development

    II. Growth Response of Various Herbaceous Plants

    III. General Characteristics of the Growth Response at Various Stages of Ontogeny

    IV. Detailed Studies with Suitable Test Plants

    V. Conclusions Regarding Growth and Moisture Stress


    5. Water Deficits and Growth of Trees

    I. Introduction

    II. Water Deficits and Extension Growth

    III. Water Deficits and Growth in Girth

    IV. Water Deficits and Root Development

    V. Water Deficits and Reproductive Growth


    6. Water Deficits in Vascular Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. The Syndrome in Vascular Disease

    III. Symptoms of Water Deficit in Plants: The Drought Syndrome

    IV. Mechanisms of Pathogenic Water Stress

    V. Mechanisms Compensating for Vascular Dysfunction

    VI. Etiological Duality in Vascular Pathogenesis

    VII. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154789

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T.T. Kozlowski

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