Plant Physiology

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1992 - Nature - 682 pages
The text provides a broad explanation of the physiology for plants (their functions) from seed germination to vegetative growth, maturation, and flowering. It presents principles and results of previous and ongoing research throughout the world.

Contents

1
9
Diffusion Thermodynamics and Water
27
4
33
Osmosis
44
The PhotosynthesisTranspiration
66
The Ascent of Sap
93
2
94
Cohesion
108
Respiration
266
Lipids and Other Natural Products
308
Growth and Development
329
Auxins
357
Cytokinins
382
The Power of Movement in Plants
408
Photomorphogenesis
438
Growth Responses to Temperature
485

4
114
The Function of Sodium as a Plant
122
5
132
Absorption of Mineral Salts
136
4
142
7
154
Transport in the Phloem
161
Carbon Dioxide Fixation
225
Environmental
249
Photoperiodism
504
Molecular Genetics and the Plant
531
Respiration 266
549
Stress Physiology
575
SECTION FOUR
612
References
620
Index of Species and Subjects
658
Author Index
674
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