Water Relations of Plants and Soils - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123996220, 9780080924113

Water Relations of Plants and Soils

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123996220
eBook ISBN: 9780080924113
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th July 1995
Page Count: 495
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Water Relations of Plants and Soils, successor to the seminal 1983 book by Paul Kramer, covers the entire field of water relations using current concepts and consistent terminology. Emphasis is on the interdependence of processes, including rate of water absorption, rate of transpiration, resistance to water flow into roots, soil factors affecting water availability. New trends in the field, such as the consideration of roots (rather than leaves) as the primary sensors of water stress, are examined in detail.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Addresses the role of water in the whole range of plant activities

  • Describes molecular mechanisms of water action in the context of whole plants
  • Synthesizes recent scientific findings
  • Relates current concepts to agriculture and ecology
  • Provides a summary of methods

Table of Contents

Preface. Historical Review. Functions and Properties of Water. Cell Water Relations. Soil and Water. Roots and Root Systems. The Absorption of Water and Root and Stem Pressures. Transpiration and the Ascent of Sap. Stomata and Gas Exchange. Ion Transport and Nitrogen Metabolism. Photosynthesis and Respiration. Growth. Evolution and Agricultural Water Use. Chapter Summaries. Chapter References. Subject Index.


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@qu:"Given the importance of water for the growth and function of plants the book will certainly have a wide distribution among students, teachers, and investigators in basic and applied science. The authors' long experience in research and teaching obviously helped them to describe sometimes also difficult facts in an understandable way without oversimplification. Each chapter is written as a lecture of its own and therefore it is not only informative but also a real pleasure to read this book." @source:--JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY