Organisation in Plants

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 3, 1991 - Medical - 276 pages
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In the third edition of this very successful textbook, the author describes a practical approach to the important physiological and ecological factors that determine the survival of the green plant.
 

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Contents

Introduction Organization of Cells and Tissues
1
13 The cell as the basic unit
3
14 Cell development
5
Water Relations
11
22 The need for water
13
23 Nature of the root system
14
24 Means of uptake of water and dissolved substances
15
25 Permeability of the cytoplasm
19
57 Nitrogenfixing organisms
107
58 The mechanism of nitrogen fixation
110
59 Some agricultural and horticultural aspects of mineral nutrition
112
The Biochemistry of Cell Activities
114
62 The nucleic acids
115
63 Synthesis of aminoacids and polypeptides
123
64 The organization of proteins and enzymes
125
65 Protein synthesis
131

26 Water loss
20
27 Transport of water
29
28 Transport of dissolved organic materials
31
29 Halophytes and xerophytes
34
210 Water and the Ecosystem
40
Photosynthesis
42
32 An outline of the process
44
33 Evidence that photosynthesis is a several stage process
47
The diffusion stage
49
35 The combination stage
50
36 The pbotostage
54
37 The role of the chloroplast pigments
55
38 The final dark stage
64
39 The C4 pathway
65
310 The economics of photosynthesis
66
Respiration
68
42 Measurement of the rate of respiration
69
43 The effect of various factors on the rate of respiration of the intact organism
76
the anaerobic pathway
78
the Krebs Cycle
79
46 The oxidase systems
82
47 Oxidative phosphorylation
85
48 The site of respiration in the cell
86
49 Summary and importance of respiration
89
Mineral Nutrition
91
52 The mineral requirement
92
53 Uptake of minerals
94
54 Mineral transport
102
55 Metabolic utilization of mineral ions
104
56 The nitrogen cycle
105
66 Carbohydrate chemistry
135
67 The reserve carbohydrates
137
68 The structural carbohydrates
139
69 Lipid fat metabolism
141
610 Phenolic Substances
142
611 The cell membranes
147
612 Integration of cell processes
150
Coordination in the Plant
152
73 The influence of the environment on growth and development
154
75 Phototropisms and the Auxins
156
76 Geotropism
162
77 The gibberellins
165
78 Abscisic acid
167
79 The Cytokinins
168
710 Ethene Ethylene
169
Physiological Organization and the Life Cycle
172
83 Seed dormancy
173
84 Germination
176
85 Vegetative growth
181
86 The onset of sexual reproduction
188
87 The Phytochrome System
189
88 Pollination and fertilization
192
89 Fruit and seed formation
196
810 Senescence and dormancy of buds
198
Experimental Procedures
202
Useful Reagents
253
Bibliography of Practical Techniques
257
Index
258
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