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Preface. 1. Structure and function of photosynthetic membranes in higher plants. 2. Bioenergetic aspects of photosynthetic gas exchange and respiratory processes. 3. Diffusive resistances to CO2 entry in the leaves and their limitations to photosynthesis. 4. Mineral nutrient transport in plants. 5. Sodium: A functional nutrient in plants. 6. Nitrogen metabolism and crop productivity. 7. Quantifying immediate carbon export from source leaves. 8. Production-related assimilate transport and partitioning. 9. Phloem transport of solutes in crop plants. 10. Carbohydrate synthesis and crop metabolism. 11. Production of phytomedicinal chemicals by plants. 12. Plant growth hormones: Growth promoters and inhibitors. Bibliography. Index.