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Plant Physiology

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By: Lincoln Taiz(Editor), Eduardo Zeiger(Editor)

800 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Sinauer Associates

Hardback | Jul 2010 | Edition: 5 | #185328 | ISBN-13: 9780878935659
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Plant Physiology, Fifth Edition continues to set the standard for textbooks in the field, making plant physiology accessible to virtually every student. Authors Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger have again collaborated with a stellar group of contributing plant biologists to produce a current and authoritative volume that incorporates all the latest findings.

Changes for the new edition include:
- A newly updated chapter (Chapter 1) on Plant Cells, including new information on the endomembrane system, the cytoskeleton, and the cell cycle
- A new chapter (Chapter 2) on Genome Structure and Gene Expression
- A new chapter (Chapter 14) on Signal Transduction
- Updates on recent developments in the light reactions and the biochemistry of photosynthesis, respiration, ion transport, and water relations
- In the phytochrome, blue-light, hormone and development chapters, new information about signaling pathways, regulatory mechanisms, and agricultural applications
- Coverage of recent breakthroughs on the control of flowering
- Three new Appendices on Concepts of Bioenergetics, Plant Kinematics, and Hormone Biosynthetic Pathways

As with prior editions, the Fifth Edition is accompanied by a robust Companion Website ( New material has been added here as well, including new Web Topics and Web Essays.


1. Plant Cells
2. Genome Structure and Gene Expression

Unit I. Transport and Translocation of Water and Solutes
3. Water and Plant Cells
4. Water Balance of Plants
5. Mineral Nutrition
6. Solute Transport

Unit II. Biochemistry and Metabolism
7. Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions
8. Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions
9. Photosynthesis: Physiological and Ecological Considerations
10. Translocation in the Phloem
11. Respiration and Lipid Metabolism
12. Assimilation of Mineral Nutrients
13. Secondary Metabolites and Plant Defense

Unit III. Growth and Development
14. Signal Transduction
15. Cell Walls: Structure, Biogenesis, and Expansion
16. Growth and Development
17. Phytochrome and Light Control of Plant Development
18. Blue-Light Responses: Stomatal Movements and Morphogenesis
19. Auxin: The Growth Hormone
20. Gibberellins: Regulators of Plant Height
21. Cytokinins: Regulators of Cell Division
22. Ethylene: The Gaseous Hormone
23. Abscisic Acid: A Seed Maturation and Antistress Signal
24. Brassinosteroids
25. The Control of Flowering
26. Stress Physiology

Appendix 1. Concepts of Bioenergetics
Appendix 2. Plant Kinematics
Appendix 3. Hormone Biosynthetic Pathways

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