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Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stress

Edited By: L Fowden, T Mansfield and J Stoddart

360 pages, Figures

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #27048 | ISBN: 0412490005
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This book covers the whole subject of plants and stress, from fundamental to applied research, and from studies of the whole plant community, through whole plant responses to cellular and genetic considerations.

There is much to recommend this book ... a useful addition to a library concerned with agricultural aspects of stress - Journal of Agricultural Science; The reach of this book extends far beyond irrigation, and beyond agriculture - Irrigation science; Provides a broad coverage of how plants respond and adjust to both natural and anthrogenic environmental variables, and identifies unifying concepts spanning levels of organization from the subcellar to whole natural plant communities. - Book News - May 1994


Part 1 Community and ecosystem level: climatic constraints on crop production, J.L. Monteith and J. Elston; population dynamics, evolution and environment - adaptation to environmental stress, W.H.O. Ernst; stress, competition, resource dynamics and vegetation processes, J.P. Grime; what can models tell us?, M. Rees and J.H. Lawton; understanding photosynthetic adaptation to changing climate, D.W. Lawlor and A.J. Keys. Part 2 Whole plant responses: temperature stress, C.J. Pollock et al; plants under salt and water stress, J. Shalhevet; physiological basis of stress imposed by ozone pollution, T.A. Mansfield and M. Pearson; plant adaptation to environmental stress - metal pollutant tolerance, P.J. Peterson; structural and functional responses to fire and nutrient stress - case studies from the sandplains of South-West Australia, J.S. Pate; chemical signalling and the adaptation of plants to conditions where water availability is restricted, W.J. Davies et al. Part 3 Metabolic and genetic responses: perception and transduction of stress by plant cells, R.A. Leigh; molecular and genetic analysis of the heat-shock response in transgenic plants, F. Schoeffl et al; long-term adaptation and survival, M.A. Hughes et al; significance of antioxidants in plant adaptation to environmental stress, A. Polle and H. Rennenberg; effects of stress on the genome, K. Bachmann; stress responses in plants infected by pathogenic and mutualistic fungi, P.G. Ayres and H.M. West; plant strategies and environmental stress - a dialectical approach, L. Oksanen.

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