Processes and Control of Plant Senescence, Volume 8

1st Edition

Editors: Y.Y. Leshem A.H. Halevy C. Frenkel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444425218
eBook ISBN: 9780444598462
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st March 1986
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Table of Contents


Introduction


Part One. General


Chapter 1. Plant Senescence


Senescence Curves


Senescence Factors in the Whole Plant


Conclusion


References and Recommended Reading


Part Two. Senescence Factors


Chapter 2. Ethylene as a Senescence Factor


Mode of Ethylene Biosynthesis


Regulation of Ethylene Biosynthesis by Ethylene


Conversion of ACC to Ethylene


Other Pathways of Ethylene Synthesis


The Ethylene Inhibitor


Ethylene Precursors and Polyamines


Ethylene Metabolism


Interaction of Ethylene with Other Phytohormones


Ethylene and Fruit Ripening


Applied Aspects of Ethylene Control


Calcium and Ethylene


Ethylene in Plant Disease


References and Recommended Reading


Chapter 3. Abscisic Acid, Xanthoxin and Phaseic Acid


Mode of Endogenous Biosynthesis


Abscisic Acid: A Senescence or a Stress Coping Hormone?


References and Recommended Reading


Chapter 4. Membranes and Senescence


Phospholipids and Glycolipids


Membranal Proteins


Membrane Lipid Phases and Phase Changes in Ageing


Transition Temperatures


Sterols


X-ray Diffraction of Membranes


Microviscosity and Senescence


Membrane Lipid Catabolism


Calcium, Calmodulin and Senescence Control


References and Recommended Reading


Chapter 5. Oxidative Processes in Biological Systems and their Role in Plant Senescence


The Electronic Structure of Molecular Oxygen


Modes o


Description

This monograph provides basic and empiric information underlying processes believed to be involved in the doubtless multifunctional plant senescence syndrome. While essentially assuming a `basic science' approach the authors, drawing on data obtained from many of the main laboratories and research centres involved in senescence research the world over, and also on findings of the research groups they are associated with, have described how principles of basic science have been applied to practical problems, and have outlined the partial means presently available to man for achieving plant senescence control. Moreover, information is provided on current problems in the forefront of senescence research. This approach will hopefully engender further enquiry and lead at least to partial solutions to some of the as yet unsolved problems.

The book will be an asset to the book shelves of students on advanced courses in agriculture, biology and biochemistry as well as scientists and research workers, university and agricultural research station libraries and horticulturalists.


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1986
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780444598462
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444425218

Reviews

@qu:...the information given in this monograph has not previously been presented in this form in any textbook. Therefore, everyone interested in plant senescence should have this book within reach. @source: Scientia Horticulturae @qu:The book will prove to be an excellent reference for advanced students and researchers in the areas of senescence and postharvest physiology of horticultural crops. @source: Horticultural Science


About the Editors

Y.Y. Leshem Editor

A.H. Halevy Editor

C. Frenkel Editor