The Growth and Functioning of Leaves: Proceedings of a Symposium Held Prior to the Thirteenth International Botanical Congress at the University of Sydney, 18-20 August 1981

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John Egerton Dale, Frederick Leon Milthorpe
CUP Archive, 1983 - Leaves - 540 pages
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Crop yields and vegetation productivity depend upon a very large degree on the interception of light by the leaf surface. Hence understanding of the generation of leaves, their persistence and eventual senescence, and their physiological processes are of paramount importance in the quest for increasing productivity. This book was first published in 1983 and was written by leading international experts. It provides an integrated, coherent account of these aspects. Although the chapters were written as components of an integrated advanced text, the principle contributors were able to present and discuss their concepts in conjunction with the Thirteenth International Botanical Symposium at the University of Sydney in August 1981. A valuable adjunct to the volume is a summary of this discussion. This is a useful study for all those interested in the history of research into physiology of plants, crop physiology, agronomy, horticulture and ecology.
  

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Contents

Primary vascularization and the siting of primordia
25
The geometry of phyllotaxis
53
Kinematic analysis of leaf expansion
89
flowers and other organs
109
Summary and discussion
145
General features of the production and growth of leaves
151
J E DALE AND F L MILTHO
179
Hormonal influences on leaf growth
207
The development of photosynthetic capacity in leaves
271
Summary and discussion
309
External factors influencing photosynthesis
347
Internal factors influencing photosynthesis
381
Transport functions of leaves
413
Physiological responses metabolic changes
449
Modelling leaf growth and function
489
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Photomorphogenesis in leaves
233

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