Plant Hormones: Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!

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Peter J. Davies
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Science - 750 pages
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Plant hormones play a crucial role in controlling the way in which plants grow and develop. While metabolism provides the power and building blocks for plant life, it is the hormones that regulate the speed of growth of the individual parts and integrate them to produce the form that we recognize as a plant.

This book is a description of these natural chemicals: how they are synthesized and metabolized, how they act at both the organismal and molecular levels, how we measure them, a description of some of the roles they play in regulating plant growth and development, and the prospects for the genetic engineering of hormone levels or responses in crop plants. This is an updated revision of the third edition of the highly acclaimed text. Thirty-three chapters, including two totally new chapters plus four chapter updates, written by a group of fifty-five international experts, provide the latest information on Plant Hormones, particularly with reference to such new topics as signal transduction, brassinosteroids, responses to disease, and expansins. The book is not a conference proceedings but a selected collection of carefully integrated and illustrated reviews describing our knowledge of plant hormones and the experimental work that is the foundation of this information.

The Revised 3rd Edition adds important information that has emerged since the original publication of the 3rd edition. This includes information on the receptors for auxin, gibberellin, abscisic acid and jasmonates, in addition to new chapters on strigolactones, the branching hormones, and florigen, the flowering hormone.

 

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Contents

B HORMONE BIOSYNTHESIS
36
B2 Gibberellin Biosynthesis and Inactivation
63
B3 Cytokinin Biosynthesis and Metabolism
95
Figure 3 Structures and names of
97
B4 Ethylene Biosynthesis
115
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127
B5 Abscisic Acid Biosynthesis and Metabolism
137
9cisViolaxanthin 9cisNeoxanthin
140
Stomatal Responses
391
D7 Brassinosteroid Signal Transduction and
413
Figure 1 Structure of LeucineRich repeat receptor kinases involved in
419
E THE FUNCTIONING OF
437
E2 The Induction of Vascular Tissues by Auxin
471
E3 Hormones and the Regulation of Water
493
E4 The Role of Hormones during Seed
513
E5 Hormonal and Daylength Control of
538

ABA3 Sulfurase
147
B6 Brassinosteroid Biosynthesis and
156
B7 Regulation of Gibberellin and
179
C THE FINAL ACTION OF
204
Grains
221
C3 Cytokinin Regulation of the Cell Division
241
C4 Expansins as Agents in Hormone Action
262
D1 Auxin Signal Transduction
282
Elongation Leaf Growth
304
D3 Cytokinin Signal Transduction
321
D4 Ethylene Responses in Seedling Growth and
350
D5 Ethylene Signal Transduction in Fruits and
369
SD
544
A
546
B
556
E6 The Hormonal Regulation of Senescence
561
E7 Genetic and Transgenic Approaches to
582
F THE ROLES OF HORMONES
610
F2 Salicylic Acid
635
F3 Peptide Hormones for Defense Growth
654
A
660
G HORMONE ANALYSIS
671
Table of Genes
695
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PETER J. DAVIES is a retired consultant physician of internal medicine and gastroenterology who has devoted his studies to the health, personality, and creativity of Mozart and Beethoven.

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