Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology
This text is the successor volume to Biophysical Plant Physiology and Ecology (W.H. Freeman, 1983). The content has been extensively updated based on the growing quantity and quality of plant research, including cell growth and water relations, membrane channels, mechanisms of active transport, and the bioenergetics of chloroplasts and mitochondria. One-third of the figures are new or modified, over 190 new references are incorporated, the appendixes on constants and conversion factors have doubled the number of entries, and the solutions to problems are given for the first time. Many other changes have emanated from the best laboratory for any book, the classroom.
· Covers water relations and ion transport for plant cells; diffusion, chemical potential gradients, solute movement in and out of plant cells
· Covers interconnection of various energy forms; light, chlorophyll and accessory photosynthesis pigments, ATP and NADPH
· Covers forms in which energy and matter enter and leave a plant; energy budget analysis, water vapor and carbon dioxide, water movement from soil to plant to atmosphere
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