Leaf Development and Canopy Growth / Edition 1

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The book discusses the evolution of plant forms in relation to fitness for survival. It demonstrates the potential for the existence of seve ral alternative forms which are locally optimal on a fitness landscape - alternatives that increase with the number and order of selection p ressures imposed. It covers the leaf laminae and their utilization of absorbed energy to fix carbon from the atmosphere. The editors conside r a diverse range of species, both as monocultures and mixed-plant com munities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849397691
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/14/2000
  • Series: Sheffield Biological Siences Series, #4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

The evolution of form and function-K.J. Niklas Plants as self-organising systems-Federico Magnani and John Grace

Genetic analysis of leaf development and differentiation-Toshi Foster and Bruce Veit Spatio-temporal variation of leaf growth, development and function-A. Walter and U. Schurr Plant architecture and light signals-Harry Smith Development of the photosynthetic apparatus-Andrew N. Webber Nitrogen utilisation and the photosynthetic system-Niels P. R. Anten, Kpuki Hikosaka and Tadaki Hirose Modelling interactions in mixed-plant communities: light, water and carbon dioxide-J. Wallace and A. Verhoef Gap dynamics-Ronald J. Ryel and Wolfram Beyschlag Plant canopy and diversity-G. R. Squire Index

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