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Biology of Adventitious Root Formation : Basic Life Sciences - Tim D. Davis

Biology of Adventitious Root Formation

Basic Life Sciences

By: Tim D. Davis (Editor), Bruce E. Haissig (Editor)

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Charles E. Hess Department of Environmental Horticulture University of California Davis, CA 95616 Research in the biology of adventitious root formation has a special place in science. It provides an excellent forum in which to pursue fundamental research on the regulation of plant growth and development. At the same time the results of the research have been quickly applied by commercial plant propagators, agronomists, foresters and horticulturists (see the chapter by Kovar and Kuchenbuch, by Ritchie, and by Davies and coworkers in this volume). In an era when there is great interest in speeding technology transfer, the experiences gained in research in adventitious root formation may provide useful examples for other areas of science. Interaction between the fundamental and the applied have been and continue to be facilitated by the establishment, in 1951, of the Plant Propagators' Society, which has evolved into the International Plant Propagators' Society, with active programs in six regions around the world. It is a unique organization which brings together researchers in universities, botanical gardens and arboreta, and commercial plant propagators. In this synergistic environment new knowledge is rapidly transferred and new ideas for fundamental research evolve from the presentations and discussions by experienced plant propagators. In the past 50 years, based on research related to the biology of adventitious root formation, advances in plant propagation have been made on two major fronts.

Special Lecture: The Origin, Diversity, and Biology of Shoot-Borne Rootsp. 1
Commercial Importance of Adventitious Rooting to Agronomyp. 25
Commercial Application of Adventitious Rooting to Forestryp. 37
Commercial Importance of Adventitious Rooting to Horticulturep. 53
Genomic Manipulation of Plant Materials for Adventitious Rooting Researchp. 61
Model Systems for Studying Adventitious Root Formationp. 77
Novel Experimental Systems for Determining Cellular Competence, and Determinationp. 87
Differential Competence for Adventitious Root Formation in Histologically Similar Cell Typesp. 99
Biochemical and Molecular Markers of Cellular Competence for Adventitious Rootingp. 111
Manipulating Rooting Potential in Stockplants before Collecting Cuttingsp. 123
Auxin Metabolism and Adventitious Root Initiationp. 143
The ERabp Gene Family: Structural and Physiological Analysesp. 155
Use of Transformed Roots for Root Development and Metabolism Studies and Progress in Characterizing Root-Specific Gene Expressionp. 163
Control of Root System Architecture through Chemical and Genetic Alterations of Polyamine Metabolismp. 181
Modeling Root System Morphology in Ricep. 191
Modeling Adventitious Root System Development in Trees: Clonal Poplarsp. 203
The Role of Expert and Hypertext Systems in Modeling Root-Shoot Interactions, and Carbon Allocationp. 219
Carbon Allocation to Root and Shoot Systems of Woody Plantsp. 245
A Historical Evaluation of Adventitious Rooting Research to 1993p. 275
Epilogue: Research on Adventitious Rooting: Where Do We Go from Here?p. 333
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780306446276
ISBN-10: 0306446278
Series: Basic Life Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 28th February 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.52