Vascular Transport in Plants

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N. Michelle Holbrook, Maciej A. Zwieniecki
Academic Press, Sep 6, 2011 - Science - 592 pages
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Vascular Transport in Plants provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It will be a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology. The book considers long-distance transport from the perspective of molecular level processes to whole plant function, allowing readers to integrate information relating to vascular transport across multiple scales. The book is unique in presenting xylem and phloem transport processes in plants together in a comparative style that emphasizes the important interactions between these two parallel transport systems.

* Includes 105 exceptional figures
* Discusses xylem and phloem transport in a single volume, highlighting their interactions
* Syntheses of structure, function and biology of vascular transport by leading authorities
* Poses unsolved questions and stimulates future research
* Provides a new conceptual framework for vascular function in plants
 

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Contents

Part II Transport Attributes of Leaves Roots and Fruits
91
Part III Integration of Xylem and Phloem
199
Part IV Development Structure and Function
277
Part V Limits to Long Distance Transport
373
Part VI Evolution of Transport Tissues
477
Part VII Synthesis
535
index
547
Physiological Ecology
565
Color Plates
567
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About the author (2011)

Professor of Biology and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Her research examines the physics of plant form and function with an emphasis on vascular transport.

Sargent Research Fellow at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. His research interests focus on the biology and biophysics of transport processes in plants and the water relations of tree in their natural environments.

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