Physicochemical and Plant Physiology

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 656 pages
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Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology provides an understanding of various areas of plant physiology in particular and physiology in general. Elementary chemistry, physics, and mathematics are used to explain and develop concepts. The first three chapters of the book describe water relations and ion transport for plant cells. The next three chapters cover the properties of light and its absorption; the features of chlorophyll and the accessory pigments for photosynthesis that allow plants to convert radiant energy from the sun into chemical energy; and how much energy is actually carried by the compounds ATP and NADPH. The last three chapters consider the various forms in which energy and matter enter and leave a plant as it interacts with its environment. These include the physical quantities involved in energy budget analysis; the resistances affecting the movement of both water vapor and carbon dioxide in leaves; and the movement of water from the soil through the plant to the atmosphere.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 CELLS AND DIFFUSION
1
CHAPTER 2 WATER
47
CHAPTER 3 SOLUTES
109
CHAPTER 4 LIGHT
191
CHAPTER 5 PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS
245
CHAPTER 6 BIOENERGETICS
297
CHAPTER 7 TEMPERATUREENERGY BUDGETS
345
CHAPTER 8 LEAVES AND FLUXES
393
CHAPTER 9 PLANTS AND FLUXES
473
APPENDICES
541
SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS
575
INDEX
617
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