Adaptation of plants to water and high temperature stress

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J. Wiley, Nov 26, 1980 - Science - 482 pages
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Drought, stress, and the origin of adaptations; Plant stress research and crop production: the challenge ahead; Morphological adaptations to water stress; Leaf anatomy and water use efficiency; Adaptation of roots in water-stressed native vegetation; Modifying root systems of cotton and soybean to increase water absorption; Physiological adaptations to water stress; Turgor maintenance by osmotic adjustment: a review and evaluation; Stomatal response to water stress in conifers; Adaptive significance of stomatal responses to water stress; Adaptive significance of carbon dioxide cycling during photosynthesis in water-stressed plants; Role of abscisic acid and other hormones in adaptation to water stress; Proline accumulation as a metabolic response to water stress; Drought responses of apical meristems; Protoplasmic tolerance of extreme water stress; Adaptation to high temperature stress; Response and adaptation of photosynthesis to high temperatures; Adaptation of kinetic properties of enzymes to temperature variability; Membrane properties in relation to the adaptation of plants to temperature stress; Interaction and integration of adaptations to stress; Seasonality and gradients in the study of stress adaptation; Leaf morphology and reflectance in relation to water and temperature stress; Influence of water stress on the photosynthesis and productivity of plants in humid areas; Influence of water stress on crop yield in semiarid regions; Interaction of water stress and mineral nutrition on growth and yield; Interaction and integration of adaptive responses to water stress: the implications of an unpredictable environment; Breeding and selection for adaptation to stress; Differences in adaptation to water stress within crop species; Genetic variability in sorghum root systems: implications for drought tolerance; Adaptation to water stress in rice; Improvement of perennial herbaceous plants for drought-stressed western rangelands; Summary and synthesis; Adaptation of plants to water and high temperature stress: summary and synthesis.

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