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Plant Hormones : Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology :  Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Peter J. Davies

Plant Hormones : Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

By: Peter J. Davies (Editor)

Paperback Published: April 1995
ISBN: 9780792329855
Number Of Pages: 833

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Plant hormones play a crucial role in controlling the way in which plants grow and develop. While metabolism provides the power and building blocks for plant life, it is the hormones that regulate the speed of growth of the individual parts and integrate them to produce the form that we recognize as a plant. In addition, hormones play a governing role in the process of reproduction. This book is a description of these natural chemicals: how they are synthesized and metabolized, how they act at both the organismal and molecular levels, how we measure them, and a description of some of the roles they play in regulating plant growth and development. This is the second edition of the highly acclaimed monograph published in 1987 under the title Plant Hormones and their Role in Plant Growth and Development. All chapters have been rewritten to include the latest information on plant hormones, and several totally new chapters have been included, particularly with reference to the molecular biology of plant hormones. The book is a selected collection of newly written, carefully integrated and illustrated reviews describing our knowledge of plant hormones and the experimental work that is the foundation of this information. It is directed at advanced students and professionals in the plant sciences: botanists, biochemists and molecular biologists; and those involved with the horticultural, agricultural and forestry sciences. It can serve as a text and guide for graduate level courses on plant hormones or plant growth and development, and as a supplement to courses on plant or comparative development. Scientists in other disciplines who wish to learn more about hormones and their role in plant development will also find this text of value.

`... it is relatively easy to read, gives the reader much multidisciplinary data and...thousands of bibliograhpic references.'
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 22:2 (2000)

Preface
The plant hormones: Their nature, occurrence and functionsp. 1
The plant hormone concept: Concentration, sensitivity and transportp. 13
Auxin biosynthesis and metabolismp. 39
Gibberellin biosynthesis and metabolismp. 66
Cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolismp. 98
Biosynthesis and metabolism of ethylenep. 118
Abscisic acid biosynthesis and metabolismp. 140
Polyamines as endogenous growth regulatorsp. 158
Jasmonates, salicylic acid and brassinolides
Jasmonate activity in plantsp. 179
Salicylic Acidp. 188
Brassinosteroidsp. 206
Auxin and cell elongationp. 214
The control of gene expression by auxinp. 228
Gibberellin action in germinated cereal grainsp. 246
Hormone binding and signal transductionp. 272
Calcium and plant hormone actionp. 298
Genes specifying auxin and cytokinin biosynthesis in prokaryotesp. 318
Transgenic plants in hormone biologyp. 340
Molecular approaches to the study of the mechanism of action of auxinsp. 354
Ethylene genes and fruit ripeningp. 372
The role of hormones in gene activation in response to woundingp. 395
Instrumental methods of plant hormone analysisp. 415
Immunoassay methods of plant hormone analysisp. 433
Hormone mutants and plant developmentp. 448
Ethylene in plant growth, development, and senescencep. 486
Auxin transportp. 509
The induction of vascular tissues by auxin and cytokininp. 531
Hormones and the orientation of growthp. 547
Hormonal regulation of apical dominancep. 572
Hormones as regulators of water balancep. 598
Hormones and reproductive developmentp. 617
The role of hormones in photosynthate partitioning and seed fillingp. 649
The role of hormones during seed developmentp. 671
The role of hormones in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuberizationp. 698
Postharvest hormone changes in vegetables and fruitp. 725
Natural and synthetic growth regulators and their use in horticultural and agronomic cropsp. 751
Hormones in tissue culture and micropropagationp. 774
Indexp. 797
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ISBN: 9780792329855
ISBN-10: 0792329856
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 833
Published: April 1995
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 4.32
Weight (kg): 1.16
Edition Number: 2