Introduction to Plant Physiology

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Wiley, 1999 - Science - 512 pages
Uses interactions between the plant and the environments as a foundation for developing plant physiology principles-light and plant development, temperature effects, etc. Discusses the role of plants on specific ecosystems and global ecology and provides information on the cell, chemical background, plant growth regulators and biochemistry. This revised edition features a new chapter on Molecules and Metabolism and expanded coverage in areas such as the role of carotenoids, biotechnology and significance of the role of molecular genetic approaches to the study of hormone action, photoperiodism, and other aspects of development.

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Contents

of Plants and Plant Cells
1
Cytoskeleton
10
Plant Organs
17
Plant Cells and Water
23
Water Relations of
37
The Ascent of Xylem Water
46
Roots Soil and the Uptake of Water
54
Plants and Inorganic
61
Glycosides
273
Alkaloids
281
Patterns in Plant
287
A Survey of Plant Development
294
How Do Cells Grow?
303
The Role of Hormones in Plant
309
Shoot and Root Development
316
Cytokinins
325

Toxicity of Micronutrients
75
Plants and Nitrogen
99
The Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation
112
Agricultural and Ecological
118
The Absorption and Fate of Light Energy
127
Photoreceptors
133
Leaves and Photosynthesis
143
Bioenergetics and the Light
163
A Model for ATP Synthesis
170
Carbon
189
The C4 Syndrome
200
Crassulacean Acid Metabolism CAM
206
Translocation and Distribution
215
The Structure of Phloem Tissue
218
Phloem Loading and Unloading
224
Translocation of Xenobiotic Chemicals
231
The Oxidative Pentose Phosphate Pathway
240
Alternate Electron Pathways in Plants
246
Factors Influencing Respiration Rate
252
Primary Productivity on a Global Scale
263
Hypothetical Plant Hormones
331
The Case for Plant Hormones
337
Gibberellin Biosynthesis and Metabolism
347
Abscisic Acid Biosynthesis and Metabolism
353
Photomorphogenesis
367
Physiological Effects of Phytochrome
373
Phytochrome in Green Plants
379
BlueLight Responses
386
Phototropism
392
Gravitropism
398
Nastic Movements
408
Temperature and Plant
435
Stress Physiology
449
Temperature Stress
459
Insects and Disease
467
Chapter Review
473
Chapter Review
487
Pressure Measurements
493
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