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Plant Growth and Development

Plant Growth and Development

Lalit M. Srivastava


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This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors as drought, salinity, and cold temperature, factors that limit plant productivity on earth. It also explains how plants sense two other environmental signals, light and gravity, and modify their developmental patterns in response to those signals. This book takes the reader from basic concepts to the most up-to-date thinking on these topics.
* Provides clear synthesis and review of hormonal and environmental regulation of plant growth and development
* Contains more than 600 illustrations
supplementary information on techniques and/or related topics of interest
* Single-authored text provides uniformity of presentation and integration of the subject matter
* References listed alphabetically in each section
"[This] book will be a very valuable reference for many years to come and deserves a place in every library."
-Jake Jacobsen, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
"I find it quite remarkable that one author has achieved such an accomplished piece of writing."
-Derek Bowley, University of Guelph, Canada
"This contribution is...of great value as it gathers some of the most recent advances in the field in a comprehensive way."
-Bjorn Sundberg, SLU, Sweden
"I am convinced [Plant Growth and Development] will become a classic!"
-U. Kutschera, Universit├Ąt Kassel, Germany
"[This] is a book that professors and graduate students in growth and development will want to have on their shelves."
-Robert E. Cleland, University of Washington, U.S.A.