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About this book
About this book
Presents an overview of recent research on nitric oxide in plants, which, in view of its empirical interest and its growth regulatory potential, is in the forefront of scientific endeavor in plant science. Part 1 deals with nitric oxide and peroxynitrite biochemistry and regulative mechanisms as presently known in the Plant Kingdom whilst part 2 deals with environmental aspects of nitric oxide as an atmospheric pollutant and discusses endogenous means which plants at times employ to cope with this particular type of stress.
Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Glossary of nitrogen compounds mentioned in the text. Part One: Endogenous Regulatory Processes. 1. The Biological Conquest of Nitric Oxide. 2. The Peroxynitrites. 3. Nitric Oxide as an Endogenous Regulator of Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Maturation and Senescence. 4. Nitric Oxide in Plant Pathology. 5. Plant Antecedents of, and Analogy to Viagra. Part Two: Atmospheric Nitric Oxide and Plant Growth. 6. Nitrogen Oxides in the Environment: Benign and Harmful Biological Effects of Atmospheric NO. 7. Is Nitric Oxide a Component of the GAS (General Adaptation Syndrome) Mechanism in Plant Stress Coping? 8. Epilogue. Index.
'The book can be recommended to advanced students, to lecturers and scientists in plant biology and agriculture and also to all those dealing with environmental effects.' Journal of Plant Physiology, 157 (2000) '...has some real strenghts. It represents an excellent introduction to the subject and provides many ideas and information.' Plant Science, 161 (2001) 'In summary, the book is recommended to whoever wishes to start studying the various roles of NO in plant development and physiology, as it covers the possible involvement of NO in many diverse aspects of plant life.' Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 49 (2001)