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Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stress : Series - Sir Leslie Fowden

Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stress


By: Sir Leslie Fowden (Editor), Terry A. Mansfield (Editor), John Stoddart (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780412490002
Number Of Pages: 346

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Human activity is producing changes to our environment on an unprecedented global scale. Learning and understanding how plants respond to these changes will be crucial to our ability to feed human populations in the future. This book gives a broad coverage of the ways in which plants respond and adjust to environmental variables and identifies unifying concepts spanning different levels of plant organization from the subcellular to the whole natural plant community. The 18 chapters were originally presented as invited contributions from all over the world at a meeting sponsored by the Rank Prize Funds, in October 1992.

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There is much to recommend this book ... a useful addition to a library concerned with agricultural aspects of stress - Journal of Agricultural Science; The reach of this book extends far beyond irrigation, and beyond agriculture - Irrigation science; Provides a broad coverage of how plants respond and adjust to both natural and anthrogenic environmental variables, and identifies unifying concepts spanning levels of organization from the subcellar to whole natural plant communities. - Book News - May 1994

Community and Ecosystem Levelp. 1
Climatic constraints on crop productionp. 3
Population dynamics, evolution and environment: adaptation to environmental stressp. 19
Stress, competition, resource dynamics and vegetation processesp. 45
What can models tell us?p. 65
Understanding photosynthetic adaptation to changing climatep. 85
Whole Plant Responsesp. 107
Temperature stressp. 109
Plants under salt and water stressp. 133
Physiological basis of stress imposed by ozone pollutionp. 155
Plant adaptation to environmental stress: metal pollutant tolerancep. 171
Structural and functional responses to fire and nutrient stress: case studies from the sandplains of South-West Australiap. 189
Metabolic and Genetic Responsesp. 207
Chemical signalling and the adaptation of plants to conditions where water availability is restrictedp. 209
Perception and transduction of stress by plant cellsp. 223
Molecular and genetic analysis of the heat-shock response in transgenic plantsp. 239
Long-term adaptation and survivalp. 251
Significance of antioxidants in plant adaptation to environmental stressp. 263
Effects of stress on the genomep. 275
Interactive Stressesp. 293
Stress responses in plants infected by pathogenic and mutualistic fungip. 295
Plant strategies and environmental stress: a dialectic approachp. 313
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780412490002
ISBN-10: 0412490005
Series: Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.03  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.62

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