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The Evolution of Plant Physiology
 
 

The Evolution of Plant Physiology, 1st Edition

 
The Evolution of Plant Physiology, 1st Edition,Alan Hemsley,Imogen Poole,ISBN9780123395528
 
 
 

Hemsley   &   Poole   

Academic Press

9780123395528

9780080472720

512

254 X 178

Linking modern plant physiology with the fossilized plant record, this collection develops new ideas about plant evolution, adaptation, and extinction.

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Key Features

* Contributions from leading neo- and palaeo-botanists from the Linnean Society
* Focus on how evolution shaped photosynthesis, respiration, reproduction and metabolism.
* Coverage of the effects of specific evolutionary forces -- variations in water and nutrient availability, grazing pressure, and other environmental variables

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Coupled with biomechanical data, organic geochemistry and cladistic analyses utilizing abundant genetic data, scientific studies are revealing new facets of how plants have evolved over time. This collection of papers examines these early stages of plant physiology evolution by describing the initial physiological adaptations necessary for survival as upright structures in a dry, terrestrial environment. The Evolution of Plant Physiology also encompasses physiology in its broadest sense to include biochemistry, histology, mechanics, development, growth, reproduction and with an emphasis on the interplay between physiology, development and plant evolution.

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Researchers, scientists, & professionals in plant physiology, evolutionary biology, and ecology

Alan Hemsley

Affiliations and Expertise

Cardiff University, U.K.

Imogen Poole

Affiliations and Expertise

Cardiff University, U.K.

 
 

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