Water Relations of Plants and Soils

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Academic Press, 1995 - Nature - 495 pages
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Water Relations of Plants and Soils, successor to the seminal 1983 book by Paul Kramer, covers the entire field of water relations using current concepts and consistent terminology. Emphasis is on the interdependence of processes, including rate of water absorption, rate of transpiration, resistance to water flow into roots, soil factors affecting water availability. New trends in the field, such as the consideration of roots (rather than leaves) as the primary sensors of water stress, are examined in detail.

Key Features
* Addresses the role of water in the whole range of plant activities
* Describes molecular mechanisms of water action in the context of whole plants
* Synthesizes recent scientific findings
* Relates current concepts to agriculture and ecology
* Provides a summary of methods
  

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this is great!
does different minerals in water would effect the growht and quality of plants?
what kind of materials should be added to water to get better results??
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Contents

CHAPTER 1 HISTORICAL REVIEW
1
CHAPTER 2 FUNCTIONS AND PROPERTIES OF WATER
16
CHAPTER 3 CELL WATER RELATIONS
42
CHAPTER 4 SOIL AND WATER
84
CHAPTER 5 ROOTS AND ROOT SYSTEMS
115
CHAPTER 6 THE ABSORPTION OF WATER AND ROOT AND STEM PRESSURES
167
CHAPTER 7 TRANSPIRATION AND THE ASCENT OF SAP
201
CHAPTER 8 STOMATA AND GAS EXCHANGE
257
CHAPTER 9 ION TRANSPORT AND NITROGEN METABOLISM
283
CHAPTER 10 PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND RESPIRATION
313
CHAPTER 11 GROWTH
344
CHAPTER 12 EVOLUTION AND AGRICULTURAL WATER USE
377
Index
483
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Kramer-Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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