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Leaf Development and Canopy Growth

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Series: Sheffield Biological Sciences Series Volume: 4

Edited By: Bruce Marshall and Jeremy A Roberts

317 pages, illus, figs, tabs

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #108734 | ISBN: 184127044X
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This volume reflects current interest in the plant canopy as something more than the addition of its constituent parts. It focuses on the light-intercepting surfaces of the plant - in particular, the leaf laminae and utilisation of the absorbed energy to fix carbon from the atmosphere. However, as the leaf laminae form an integral component of the whole plant, they are considered in the context of the whole plant, the couplings with other plant tissues and the constraints that this imposes. Authors cover a diverse range of species, both as monocultures and as mixed-plant communities.


The evolution of leaf form and function; Plants as self-organising systems; Genetic analysis of leaf development and differentiation; Spatio-temporal variation of leaf growth, development and function; Plant architecture and light signals; Development of the photosynthetic apparatus; Nitrogen utilisation and the photosynthetic system; Modelling interactions in mixed-plant communities: light, water and carbon dioxide; Gap dynamics; Plant and canopy diversity; References; Index.

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