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Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Series: Adaptations of Desert Organisms

By: GE Wickens

343 pages, B/w photos, illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #64402 | ISBN: 3540521712
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NHBS Price: £207.00 $261/€246 approx

About this book

Deals with arid and semi-arid environments and their classification, the physiological restraints and adaptations of plants to the environment. It also discusses economic botany and the needs and methods of conserving economic plants.


Contents

1 Economic Plants and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of the World * 2 Arid and Semi-Arid Environments of the World * 3 Arid and Semi-Arid Regions and Ecosystems of the World * 4 Ecophysiology, Nitrogen-Fixation, and Plant Stress * 5 Water Stress * 6 Temperature Stress * 7 Salt Stress * 8 Photosynthesis * 9 Plant Metabolites * 10 Anatomical and Morphological Adaptations * 11 Selected Arid Land Plants: Their Ecophysiology and Uses * References * Taxonomic Indices * Subject Index

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