Transport and Transfer Process in Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127348506, 9780323147958

Transport and Transfer Process in Plants

1st Edition

Editors: I Wardlaw
eBook ISBN: 9780323147958
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 502
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Transport and Transfer Processes in Plants presents the proceedings of a symposium held in Canberra, Australia, in December 1975 under the auspices of the U.S.-Australia Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation. It explores how organic materials and nutrients are distributed in plants and how plants are influenced by the interactions between various forms of both long- and short-distance transport. The book also considers how environmental factors regulate plant growth, how nutrients may be used in a more efficient manner, and how plants acquire disease. Divided into three parts encompassing 39 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the mechanisms underlying transport and distribution in plants; the effect of phloem capacity on plant growth and development; and short-distance transfer. It then introduces the reader to plasmodesmata and symplastic transport; how flow affects solute transport in plants; cytoplasmic streaming in characean algae; occurrence and function of transfer cells; movement of solutes from host to parasite in nematode infected roots; and nutrient uptake by roots and transport to the xylem. The book also discusses symplasmic transport and ion release to the xylem; regulation of nutrient uptake by cells and roots; transfer of ions and products of photosynthesis to guard cells; and vascular patterns in higher plants. It considers histochemical approaches to water-soluble compounds and their use in addressing problems of translocation; long-distance movement of tobacco mosaic virus in Nicotiana glutinosa; the influence of stomatal behavior on long-distance transport; and water transport through plants. This book will be a valuable resource for scientists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Transport and Distribution in Plants

Short Distance Transfer

Chapter 2. Plasmodesmata and Symplastic Transport

Chapter 3. The Effects of Flow in Solute Transport in Plants

Chapter 4. Cytoplasmic Streaming in Characean Algae

Chapter 5. Transfer Cells

Chapter 6. Movement of Solutes from Host to Parasite in Nematode Infected Roots

Chapter 7. Wheat Grains and Spinach Leaves as Accumulators of Starch

Chapter 8. Nutrient Uptake by Roots and Transport to the Xylem: Uptake Processes

Chapter 9. Symplasmic Transport and Ion Release to the Xylem

Chapter 10. The Regulation of Nutrient Uptake by Cells and Roots

Chapter 11. The Electrophysiology of Higher Plant Roots

Chapter 12. The Regulation of Potassium Influx into Barley Roots: An Allosteric Model

Chapter 13. Genotypic Differences in Potassium Translocation in Ryegrass

Chapter 14. Auxin Transport in Oats: A Model for the Electric Changes

Chapter 15. Lateral Transport of 14C-labelled IAA in Maize Roots

Chapter 16. Phloem Loading in Source Leaves

Chapter 17. Transfer of Sorbitol in Pear Leaf Slices

Chapter 18. Metabolite Transport in Leaves of C4 Plants: Specification and Speculation

Chapter 19. Transfer of Ions and Products of Photosynthesis to Guard Cells

Short Distance Transfer - Summary and Discussion

Long Distance Transport

Chapter 20. The Study of Vascular Patterns in Higher Plants

Chapter 21. Histochemical Approaches to Water-Soluble Compounds and their Application to Problems in Translocation

Chapter 22. The Distribution of P-protein in Mature Sieve Tube Elements

Chapter 23. Nutrients and Metabolites of Fluids Recovered from Xylem and Phloem: Significance in Relation to Long-Distance Transport in Plants

Chapter 24. Movement of Viruses in Plants: Long Distance Movement of Tobacco Mosaic Virus in Nicotiana glutinosa

Chapter 25. Influence of Stomatal Behaviour on Long Distance Transport

Chapter 26. Water Transport through Plants: Current Perspectives

Chapter 27. Control of Translocation by Photosynthesis and Carbohydrate Concentrations of the Source Leaf

Chapter 28. Translocation in Zea mays leaves

Chapter 29. The Effect of Selected Sink Leaf Parameters on Translocation Rates

Chapter 30. Translocation and the Diffusion Equation

Chapter 31. Mathematical Models of Munch Pressure Flow: Basic Concepts and Assumptions

Long Distance Transport - Summary and Discussion

Integrating Systems

Chapter 32. The Control of Water Movement through Plants

Chapter 33. Assimilate Partitioning: Cause and Effect

Chapter 34. Effects of Sink Size, Geometry and Distance from Source on the Distribution of Assimilates in Wheat

Chapter 35. Sink Effects on Stomatal Physiology and Photosynthesis

Chapter 36. Implications for Plant Growth of the Transport of Regulatory Compounds in Phloem and Xylem

Chapter 37. Hormone-directed Transport of Metabolites

Chapter 38. Nutrient Mobilization and Cycling: Case Studies for Carbon and Nitrogen in Organs of a Legume

Chapter 39. Remobilization of Nutrients and its Significance in Plant Nutrition

Integrating Systems - Summary and Discussion



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