Shedding of Plants Parts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124242500, 9780323145602

Shedding of Plants Parts

1st Edition

Editors: T.T. Kozlowski
eBook ISBN: 9780323145602
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1973
Page Count: 572
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Shedding of Plant Parts focuses on the anatomical, physiological, and ecological features of shedding of vegetative and reproductive parts of plants. This book encompasses both natural and induced shedding. Organized into 12 chapters, this book first outlines the extent of shedding of plant cells, tissues, and organs and summarizes the biological and economic implications of such shedding. Separate chapters follow that discuss anatomical and histochemical changes in leaf abscission; the physiological ecology and internal regulation of abscission; and the shedding of shoots, branches, bark, roots, pollen, seeds, and reproductive structures of forest trees. This book also explains the anatomical changes in abscission of reproductive structures, chemical thinning of flowers and fruits, and chemical control of fruit abscission. This book will be valuable to plant anatomists, pathologists, and physiologists, and to agronomists, arborists, biochemists, ecologists, entomologists, foresters, horticulturists, landscape architects, meteorologists, and soil scientists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface

  1. Extent and Significance of Shedding of Plant Parts I. Introduction II. Shedding of Various Plant Parts III. Importance of Natural and Induced Shedding of Plant Parts References
  2. Anatomical and Histochemical Changes in Leaf Abscission I. Leaf Longevity II. Senescence and Abscission III. Scope of Anatomical Research IV. The Abscission Zone V. Structural Changes in the Abscission Zone VI. Histochemical Studies of Cell Walls References
  3. Physiological Ecology of Abscission I. Introduction II. Ecological Factors and Their Physiological Implications for Abscission References
  4. Internal Factors Regulating Abscission I. Introduction II. The Signal III. What Is Senescence? IV. The Stimulus for Senescence V. The Processes of Abscission VI. The Regulation of Ethylene Production VII. The Model for Abscission References
  5. Shedding of Shoots and Branches I. Introduction II. Abortion of Shoot Tips III. Shedding of Lateral Branches References
  6. Development and Shedding of Bark I. Introduction II. Bark Tissues III. Bark Development References
  7. Shedding of Roots I. Introduction II. Life History of Roots III. Control of Root Growth IV. Loss of Tissue from Healthy Roots V. Natural Death of Roots VI. Death of Roots Associated with the Nature of the Soil and Fertilization VII. Death of Roots as a Result of Factors Affecting the Aerial Parts of the Plant VIII. Damage to Roots Associated with Soil Animals IX. Death of Roots Caused by Soil Fungi References
  8. Shedding of Pollen and Seeds I. Introduction II. Pollen III. Pollination IV. Seeds V. Conclusions References
  9. Shedding of Reproductive Structures in Forest Trees I. Introduction II. Abscission or Death prior to Anthesis III. Abscission between Anthesis and Fertilization IV. Abscission or Death between Fertilization and Seed Maturity V


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