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About this book
About this book
Covers the physiological and environmental factors that regulate leaf growth. It opens with a consideration of the importance to the plant of leaf size, form and development, and then divides naturally into two sections: the first covers the intrinsic factors within the leaf that influence development, including solute and hormonal status, cellular components, and energy transducing systems; the second considers the role of some major environmental variables in the regulation of leaf growth, including temperature, light, water and nutrients, atmospheric influences and the interactive effects of climatic variables. Reprint edition of a book first published in 1985.
1. The physical limitations of leaf cell expansion A. D. Tomos; 2. Water transport as a limiting factor in extension growth E. Steudle; 3. Growth substances and leaf growth J. Digby and R. D. Firn; 4. A pivotal role for nitrate and leaf growth in plant development A. Trewavas; 5. The synthesis of cellular components in leaves R. M. Leech; 6. Energy transduction during leaf growth N. R. Barker; 7. The carbon relations of the developing leaf J. E. Dale; 8. Adaptive significance of leaf development and structural response to environment H. G. Jones; 9. Temperature and leaf growth C. K. Ong and C. K. Baker; 10. differences in morphology and chemical composition of leaves grown at different light intensities and qualities H. K. Lichtenhaler; 11. The mechanism of light-simulated leaf cell expansion E. Van Volkenburgh, R. E. Cleland and M. G. Schmidt; 12. Leaf growth and water deficits: biophysical effects T. C. Hsiao, W. K. Silk and J. Jing; 13. Leaf growth and water deficits: biochemistry in relation to biophysics D. W. Lawlor and J. E. Leach; 14. Air pollution and leaf growth M. E. Whitmore, W. J. Davies and T. A. Mansfield; 15. The way ahead: a crop physiologist's viewpoint J. N. Gallagher.