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Parasitic Plants

Edited By: M Press and J Graves

296 pages, 10 b/w photos, 22 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #41656 | ISBN: 0412371200
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NHBS Price: £224.00 $282/€263 approx

About this book

Provides full coverage relating to the biology, diversity and control of parasitic flowering plants, which cause huge crop losses the world over.

...an impressive list of international contributors, each an expert in the topics covered. The book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate students and professional ecologists, agriculturalists, plant scientists, plant physiologists, crop protection personnel, agrochemical companies and any researcher working with plants. - Spore; ...this volume is a most valuable addition to the botanical literature. The editors and authors are to be congratulated on their work...the book will open their eyes to an entirely new and fascinating world. For students, it will or course be of immense value and for researchers in the field it will provide a baseline of recent information. - Annals of Botany; ...a valuable resource. The text is packed with information, logically presented, and highly readable - an amazing accomplishment. - Israeli Journal of Plant Science.


Contents

Introduction to parasitic plants. Seed Germination. Haustorial initiation and differentiation. Mineral relationships of parasites and their hosts. Carbon and nitrogen. relations. Water relations. Reproductive biology and ecology. Genes and genomes. Host-plant responses to parasitism. Parasitic plants as weeds. Control of parasitic weeds.

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