Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 71
730 pages, Figs, tabs
Emphasizing the unpredictable nature of plant behaviour under stress and in relation to complex interactions of biological pathways, this work covers the versatility of plants in adapting to environmental change. It analyzes environmentally triggered adaptions in developmental programmes of plants that lead to permanent, heritable DNA modifications.
." . .to undertake the publication of a book of this extensive topic requires three major skills on the part of the editor. . .to identify the salient topics. . .assemble the appropriate specialists. . .and. . .to edit the works of the contributors into a coherent, unified text. In this book Professor Lerner has met all three of the above criteria and the resulting tome has both quality and quantity of detailed chapters on the key themes of [plant responses to environmental stresses]." ---From the Foreword by Dennis Baker Wye College, School of Agricultural Studies University of London, England "The book elegantly illustrates the possible flow of stress-induced response(s) through the metabolic networks by way of changes in photosynthates, nitrogen resources, 'alternative oxidative' respiration as well as in phosphate and mineral nutrition. . .. The foreword by Prof. Dennis Baker, University of London, awards the book and the editor a highest rating and. . .readers will agree with his grading. (Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research) . . .This authoritative and daunting compendium demands immediate attention. (Current Books on Gardening and Botany) Much has been learned in the past few years about the ways in which plants respond and adapt to environmental stresses. Dr. Lerner has collected together...a strong group of largely internationally recognized leaders in the field of plant responses to environmental stresses to produce a mammoth text covering, in great detail, the recent developments in the area. New Phytologist The book can be recommended as a reference for plant and crop physiologists and for those working in basic or applied fields of agronomy, forestry orhorticulture as well as to students....the broad spectrum of information given. . .justifies the. . .price." ---Journal of Plant Physiology
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