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Second edition of the highly acclaimed monograph published in 1987 under the title Plant Hormones and Their Role in Plant Growth and Development. All chapters have been rewritten to include the latest information on plant hormones.
A: 1. The plant hormones: Their nature, occurrence, and functions; P.J. Davies. 2. The plant hormone concept: Concentration, and sensitivity and transport; P.J. Davies. B: Hormone Synthesis and Metabolism. 1. Auxin biosynthesis and metabolism; R.S. Bandurski, J.D. Cohen, J. Slovin, D.M. Reinecke. 2. Gibberellin biosynthesis and metabolism; V.M. Sponsel. 3.Cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolism; B.A. McGaw. 4. Biosynthesis and metabolism of ethylene; T.A. McKeon, J.C. Fernandez-Maculet, S.F. Yang. 5. Abscisic acid biosynthesis and metabolism; D.C. Walton. C: Other Hormonal Compounds. 1. Polyamines as endogenous growth regulators; A.W. Galston, R. Kaur-Sawhney. 2. Jasmonates, salicylic acid and brassinosteroids; P.E. Staswick, I. Raskin, R.N. Arteca. D: How Hormones Work. 1. Auxin and cell elongation; R.E. Cleland. 2. The control of gene expression by auxin; G. Hagen. 3. Gibberellin action in germinating cereal grains; J.V. Jacobsen, F. Gubler, P.M. Chanderl. 4. Hormone binding and signal transduction; K.R. Libbenga, A.M. Mennes. 5. Calcium and plant hormone action; P.C. Bethke, S. Gilroy, R.L. Jones. E: Molecular Aspects of Hormone Synthesis and Action. 1. Genes specifying auxin and cytokinin biosynthesis in prokaryotes; R.O. Morris. 2. Transgenic plants in hormone biology; H.J. Klee, M.B. Lanahan. 3. Biochemical and genetic approaches to study the mechanism of action of auxins; J. Schell, K. Palme, R. Walden. 4. Ethylene genes and fruit ripening; S. Picton, J.E. Gray, D. Grierson. 5. The role of hormones in gene activation in response to wounding; H. Pena-Cortes, L. Willmitzer. F: Hormone Analysis. 1.Instrumental methods of plant hormone analysis; R. Horgan. 2. Immunoassay methods of plant hormone analysis; J.L. Caruso, V.C. Pence, L.A. Leverone. G: The Functioning of Hormones in Plant Growth and Development. 1. Hormone mutants and plant development; J.B. Reid, S.H. Howell. 2. Ethylene in plant growth, development, and senescence; M.S. Reid. 3. Auxin transport; T.L. Lomax, G.K. Muday, P.H. Rubery. 4. The induction of vascular tissues by auxin; R. Aloni. 5. Hormones and the orientation of growth; P.B. Kaufman, L-L. Wu, T.G. Brock, D. Kim. 6. Hormonal regulation of apical dominance; I.A. Tamas. 7. Hormones as regulators of water balance; T.A. Mansfield, M.R. McAinsh. 8. Hormones and reproductive development; J.D. Metzger. 9. The role of hormones in photosynthate partitioning and seed filling; M.L. Brenner, N. Cheikh. 10. The role of hormones during seed development; C.D. Rock, R.S. Quatrano. 11. The role of hormones in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuberization; E.E. Ewing. 12. Postharvest hormone changes in vegetables and fruit; P.M. Ludford. 13. Hormones in tissue culture and micropropagation; A.D. Krikorian. (Part contents).
From the reviews of the third edition: "This book is a carefully selected collection of newly written, well integrated and illustrated reviews. It deals with our current knowledge of plant hormones and their role in plant growth and development. ! It covers, in very succinct and easy to read chapters, the historical background, the chemical nature, occurrence and functions of the various classes of hormones. ! It is a must for postgraduates. Certainly all university libraries should carry a copy or two as it can be used by all disciplines ! ." (Johannes van Staden, South African Journal of Botany, Vol. 72, 2006)