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Water Relations of Plants and Soils

By: PJ Kramer and JS Boyer

496 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs, figs

Academic Press

Hardback | Jul 1995 | #45910 | ISBN: 0124250602
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Emphasis is on the interdependence of processes, including rate of water absorption, rate of transpiration, resistance to water flow into roots, soil factors affecting water availability.

Given the importance of water for the growth and function of plants the book will certainly have a wide distribution among students, teachers, and investigators in basic and applied science. The authors' long experience in research and teaching obviously helped them to describe sometimes also difficult facts in an understandable way without oversimplification. Each chapter is written as a lecture of its own and therefore it is not only informative but also a real pleasure to read this book. --JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY


Preface. Historical Review. Functions and Properties of Water. Cell Water Relations. Soil and Water. Roots and Root Systems. The Absorption of Water and Root and Stem Pressures. Transpiration and the Ascent of Sap. Stomata and Gas Exchange. Ion Transport and Nitrogen Metabolism. Photosynthesis and Respiration. Growth. Evolution and Agricultural Water Use. Chapter Summaries. Chapter References. Subject Index.

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