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Mechanisms of Plant Growth and Improved Productivity Modern Approaches : Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment - Amarjit Basra

Mechanisms of Plant Growth and Improved Productivity Modern Approaches

Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

By: Amarjit Basra (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780824791926
Number Of Pages: 476

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Employing the tools of biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology to explore various levels of plant organization, this unique reference details current knowledge of the mechanisms of plant growth and productivity and describes state-of-the-art techniques to isolate, characterize, and manipulate specific plant genes in order to enhance plant productivity -- critically appraising cell and tissue culture approaches for plant improvement. Discussing the basic and applied aspects of plant nutrition and growth regulation, Mechanisms of Plant Growth and Improved Productivity highlights photoassimilate transport ... investigates symbiotic nitrogen fixation ... examines the physiology, genetics, and molecular biology of nitrate uptake, reduction, and regulation ... analyzes the influence of action of plant growth regulators ... considers plant resistance to adverse conditions in the ambient environment ... delineates how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, and chlorofluorocarbons affect plant productivity ... and more. Exhaustively referenced with over 2575 literature citations, Mechanisms of Plant Growth and Improved Productivity is essential reading for plant, crop, soil, and environmental scientists; agriculturalists; horticulturists; agronomists; plant physiologists; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines. Book jacket.

." . .a valuable book which can be recommended for all those engaged in research and education in the areas of crop science, agriculture, horticulture, plant physiology, and molecular biology." ---Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science

Prefacep. iii
Contributorsp. ix
Photoassimilate Transportp. 1
Plant Mineral Nutrition in Crop Productionp. 33
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixationp. 73
Molecular and Applied Aspects of Nitrate Assimilationp. 109
Nutrient Deficiencies and Vegetative Growthp. 137
Growth Regulators and Crop Productivityp. 173
Impact of the Greenhouse Effect on Plant Growth and Crop Productivityp. 199
Cell and Tissue Culture for Plant Improvementp. 229
Isolation and Characterization of Plant Genesp. 279
Regulation of Plant Gene Expression at the Posttranslational Level: Applications to Genetic Engineeringp. 317
The Induction of Gene Expression in Response to Pathogenic Microbesp. 391
Engineering Stress-Resistant Plants Through Biotechnological Approachesp. 435
Indexp. 463
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ISBN: 9780824791926
ISBN-10: 0824791924
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.24  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1