Vascular Transport in Plants

Vascular Transport in Plants

by N. Michelle Holbrook
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0120884577

ISBN-13: 9780120884575

Pub. Date: 07/04/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Vascular Transport in Plants provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It will be a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to

Overview

Vascular Transport in Plants provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It will be a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology. The book considers long-distance transport from the perspective of molecular level processes to whole plant function, allowing readers to integrate information relating to vascular transport across multiple scales. The book is unique in presenting xylem and phloem transport processes in plants together in a comparative style that emphasizes the important interactions between these two parallel transport systems.

• Includes 105 exceptional figures
• Discusses xylem and phloem transport in a single volume, highlighting their interactions
• Syntheses of structure, function and biology of vascular transport by leading authorities
• Poses unsolved questions and stimulates future research
• Provides a new conceptual framework for vascular function in plants

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120884575
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/04/2005
Series:
Physiological Ecology Series
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Perspectives on the Biophysics of Xylem Transport
Physiochemical Components in Phloem Transport
Pathways and Mechanisms of Phloem Loading
Stomatal Control and Water Transport in the Xylem
Leaf Hydraulics and Its Implications in Plant Structure and Function
Interaction of Phloem and Xylem During Phloem Loading – Functional Symplasmic Roles for Thin- and Thick-Walled Sieve Tubes in Monocotyledons?
Water Flow in Roots: Structural and Regulatory Features
Roots as an Integrated Part of the Translocation Pathway
Growth and Water Transport in Fleshy Fruit
The Stem Apoplast: A Potential Communication Channel in Plant Growth Regulation
Role of Potassium in Long Distance Transport in Plants
Coordination Between Shoots and Roots
Sweeping Water, Oozing Carbon: Long Distance Transport and Patterns of Rhizosphere Resource Exchange
From Cambium to Early Cell Differentiation within the Secondary Vascular System
Structure Function Relationships in Sapwood Water Transport and Storage
Efficiency vs. Safety Trade-offs for Water Conduction in Angiosperm Vessels vs. Gymnosperm Tracheids
Vascular Constraints and Long-Distance Transport in Dicots
Embolism Repair and Long Distance Water Transport

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