The Science of Grapevines

The Science of Grapevines

Anatomy and Physiology

1st Edition - February 3, 2010

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  • Author: Markus Keller
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080890487

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Written by a recognized expert and based on his experience in teaching the subject to students with a variety of educational backgrounds, The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology is the only book to comprehensively explore the physiology of the grapevine as it occurs around the world.While other books have focused on the vines of specific regions, the globalization of the wine industry and the resulting increase of lands around the world being used for grapevine cultivation have left a gap in information. This book addresses not only the specific issues and concerns of grapevines from regions around the world, but includes important emerging topics such as global climate change, water relations, temperature effect and more.

Key Features

* Provides global coverage of grapevines, including the regional differences, similarities, challenges and potential changes
* Avoids jargon while bringing the reader into this important aspect of the wine industry

* Classroom proven by a leading expert in grapevine anatomy


Students in viticulture and enology courses. Course title names would include: Viticulture (Intro/General/Advanced), Grapevine Anatomy, Grapevine Physiology, Grapevine Biology, Biology of Cultivated Perennial Plants, and Enology
Professionals in viticulture including growers, vineyard managers, technical viticulturalists
Enthusiasts seeking greater understanding of the entire wine-making process

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Botany and Anatomy

    1.1 Botanical classification and geographical distribution

    1.2 Cultivars, clones and rootstocks

    1.3 Morphology and anatomy

    Chapter 2 Phenology and Growth Cycle

    2.1 Seasons and daylength

    2.2 Vegetative cycle

    2.3 Reproductive cycle

    Chapter 3 Water Relations and Nutrient Uptake

    3.1 Osmosis, water potential and cell expansion

    3.2 Transpiration and stomatal action

    3.3 Water and nutrient uptake and transport

    Chapter 4 Photosynthesis and Respiration

    4.1 Light absorption and energy capture

    4.2 Carbon uptake and assimilation

    4.3 Photorespiration

    4.4 Respiration

    Chapter 5 Partitioning of Assimilates

    5.1 Photosynthate translocation and distribution

    5.2 Canopy-environment interactions

    5.3 Nitrogen assimilation and interaction with carbon metabolism

    Chapter 6 Developmental Physiology

    6.1 Yield formation

    6.2 Grape composition and fruit quality

    Chapter 7 Environmental Constraints and Stress Physiology

    7.1 Responses to stress

    7.2 Water: too much or too little

    7.3 Nutrients: deficiency and excess

    7.4 Temperature: too cold or too warm

    7.5 Living with other organisms: defense and damage



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Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: February 3, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080890487

About the Author

Markus Keller

Dr. Keller received his master's degree in agronomy (plant science) and doctorate in natural sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has taught and conducted research in viticulture and grapevine physiology in three continents and is the author of numerous scientific and technical papers and industry articles in addition to being a frequent speaker at scientific conferences and industry meetings and workshops. He also has extensive practical experience in both the vineyard and winery as a result of work in the family enterprise and was awarded the Swiss AgroPrize for innovative contributions to Switzerland's agricultural industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Washington State University, Prosser, WA, USA

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