Water Relations of Plants

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 489 pages
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Water Relations of Plants attempts to explain the importance of water through a description of the factors that control the plant water balance and how they affect the physiological processes that determine the quantity and quality of growth.
Organized into 13 chapters, this book first discusses the functions and properties of water and the plant cell water relations. Subsequent chapters focus on measurement and control of soil water, as well as growth and functions of root. This book also looks into the water absorption, the ascent of sap, the transpiration, and the water stress and its effects on plant processes and growth.
This book will be useful for students, teachers, and investigators in both basic and applied plant science, as well as for botanists, agronomists, foresters, horticulturists, soil scientists, and even laymen with an interest in plant water relations.
 

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Contents

Chapter 3 Soil and Water
57
Chapter 4 Measurement and Control of Soil Water
84
Chapter 5 Root Growth and Functions
120
Chapter 6 Development of Root Systems
146
Chapter 7 Water Movement in the SoilPlantAtmosphere Continuum
187
Chapter 8 The Absorption of Water and Root and Stem Pressures
215
Chapter 9 Factors Affecting the Absorption of Water
235
Chapter 10 The Conducting System and the Ascent of Sap
262
Chapter 11 Transpiration
291
Chapter 12 Water Deficits and Plant Growth
342
Chapter 13 Drought Tolerance and Water Use Efficiency
390
Bibliography
417
Index
475
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Kramer-Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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