@bul:* Provides clear synthesis and review of hormonal and environmental regulation of plant growth and development
* Contains more than 600 illustrations
supplementary information on techniques and/or related topics of interest
* Single-authored text provides uniformity of presentation and integration of the subject matter
* References listed alphabetically in each section
This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors as drought, salinity, and cold temperature, factors that limit plant productivity on earth. It also explains how plants sense two other environmental signals, light and gravity, and modify their developmental patterns in response to those signals. This book takes the reader from basic concepts to the most up-to-date thinking on these topics.
Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, and researchers in plant sciences, forestry, agricultural sciences, botany, plant developmental biology, plant physiology, and ecology.
Plant Growth and Development, 1st Edition
SECTION I SOME SPECIAL ASPECTS OF PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 1 Special Features of Plant Development
CHAPTER 2 Cell Wall, Cell Division, and Cell Growth
CHAPTER 3 Embryogenesis
CHAPTER 4 Determination, Differentiation, and Dedifferentiation in Plants
APPENDIX 1 Molecular and Genetic Tools for Study of Plant Development
SECTION II STRUCTURE AND METABOLISM OF PLANT HORMONES
CHAPTER 5 General Features of Plant Hormones, Their Analysis, and Quantitation
CHAPTER 6 Auxins
CHAPTER 7 Gibberellins
CHAPTER 8 Cytokinins
CHAPTER 9 Brassinosteroids
CHAPTER 10 Abscisic Acid
CHAPTER 11 Ethylene
CHAPTER 12 Jasmonates and Other Defense-Related Compounds
APPENDIX 2 Microbial Synthesis of Plant Hormones
SECTION III HORMONAL REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
CHAPTER 13 Uptake and Transport of Hormones
CHAPTER 14 Apical Dominance and Some Other Phenomena Illustrating Correlative Effects of Hormones
CHAPTER 15 Hormonal Regulation of Cell Division and Cell Growth
CHAPTER 16 Abscisic Acid and Stress Tolerance in Plants
CHAPTER 17 Fruit Development and Ripening
CHAPTER 18 Seed Development and Maturation
CHAPTER 19 Seed Germination, Mobilization of Food Reserves, and Seed Dormancy
CHAPTER 20 Vegetative Storage Proteins, Tuberization, Senescence, and Abscission
APPENDIX 3 Seed Food Reserves and Their Accumulation
SECTION IV MOLECULAR BASIS OF HORMONE ACTION
CHAPTER 21 Ethylene Signal Perception And Transduction
CHAPTER 22 Auxin Signal Perception and Transduction
CHAPTER 23 Abscisic Acid Signal Perception and Transduction
CHAPTER 24 Molecular Biology o f Action of Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Brassinosteroids, and Jasmonates
CHAPTER 25 Signal Transduction in Plants
APPENDIX 4 Hormone-Binding Assays and Protein Purification
SECTION V ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF PLANT GROWTH
CHAPTER 26 Photoperception and Signaling
CHAPTER 27 Tropic and Nontropic Responses to
Quotes and reviews
"This book...is a considerable tour de force, a remarkable effort by one person, and I applaud the manner in which the author has co-opted more than 40 people from all over the globe to assist in strengthening a wide diversity of topics. The coverage is comprehensive leaving very few aspects of growth and development untouched...There is a healthy mix of older and new science employing a diversity of disciplines including physiology, biochemistry, genetics, mutants and molecular biology, all of which are well illustrated...The book will be a very valuable reference for many years to come and deserves a place in every library."
-Jake Jacobsen, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
"Without hesitation I can say that I am very impressed with both the breadth and depth of the subject matter...I find it quite remarkable that one author has achieved such an accomplished piece writing...This book fills a very important and long-standing requirement for a modern, readable and challenging text on plant growth and development."
-Derek Bowley, University of Guelph, Canada
"The author has filled this gap by writing an excellent, comprehensive book that addresses beginning graduate students and researchers in the plant sciences...I am convinced it will become a classic!"
-U. Kutschera, Universität Kassel, Germany
"The book covers a huge breadth of topics and ranges in depth of coverage from careful descriptions of basic principles and experimental techniques to accounts of some of the most recent research developments."
-Richard Hooley, University of Bath, U.K.
"This book should be favorably received by scientists both in and outside of plant growth and development field. Its coverage is extensive and up-to-date...I am amazed at [the author's] ability to keep up with so many fast-changing fields...In my opinion, it is a book that professors and graduate students in growth and development will want to have on their shelves."
-Robert E. Cleland, University of Washington, U.S.A.