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Plant Physiology


By: FB Salisbury and CW Ross

682 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs, graphs


Paperback | Dec 1991 | Edition: 4 | #97205 | ISBN: 0534983901
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | Edition: 4 | #14242 | ISBN: 0534151620
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About this book

Presents a broad explanation of plant physiology from seed germination to vegetative growth, maturation, and flowering.


Cells: water, solutions, and surfaces: Plant physiology and plant cells; Diffusion, thermodynamics, and water potential, osmosis; The photosynthesis-transpiration compromise; The ascent of sap; Mineral nutrition; Absorption of mineral salts; Transport in the phloem. Plant biochemistry: Enzymes, proteins, and amino acids; Photosynthesis: chloroplasts and light; Carbon dioxide fixation and carbohydrate synthesis; Photosynthesis: environmental and agricultural aspects; Respiration; Assimilation of nitrogen and sulfur; Lipids and other natural products. Plant development: Growth and development; Hormones and growth regulators: auxins and gibberellings; Hormones and growth regulators: cytokinins, ethylene, abscisic acid, and other compounds; The power of movement in plants; Photomorphogenesis; The biological clock: rhythms of life; Growth responses to temperature; Photoperiodism; Molecular genetics. Environmental physiology; Topics in environmental physiology.

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