Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994 - Crops - 270 pages
Examines the central issues of plant physiology. Considers plants as functional units whose growth and development are influenced by their internal and external environment, the book begins with a discussion of plant anatomy to provide an understanding of the physical framework in which physiological processes operate. The need for a cost effective training scheme for new and existing staff at all levels has been met by the University of Greenwich (formerly Thames Polytechnic) and the Open University of the Netherlands. As part of the European Community Education and Technology Training initiative (COMETT) and in conjunction with a number of other leading UK and European universities, they are developing BIOTOL, a training scheme in biotechnology using open learning materials, which will provide tailor-made courses, flexible in content, pace and place.
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absorption activity amino acids anti-auxins apex apical meristem apoplast auxin axillary buds biosynthesis C4 plants carbon Casparian strip cause cell division cell wall chapter chlorophyll chloroplast coleoptile complex compounds concentration conjugates contain COOH cycle cytokinins dark reactions described diffusion effect electron elements embryo endosperm energy enzyme epidermis ethylene experiments flowering formation function germination glucose gradient grow growth guard cells increase inhibit internode involved ions LDPs leaf leaves membrane mesophyll mesophyll cells metabolism minerals molecules mutants NADPH nitrogen occurs parenchyma pathway phloem photosynthesis photosystems phytochrome plant cell plant hormones plasmalemma plasmodesmata pollen produce protein protons PSII reduced release root hairs SDPs shoot shown in Figure sieve tube sink soil solution species starch stem stomata structure sucrose suggest symplasm synthesis synthetic Table temperature thylakoid tissue tracheids transpiration transport triose phosphate vacuole vascular water potential xylem zone