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    DescriptionWith today's ever growing economic and ecological problems, wood as a raw material takes on increasing significance as the most important renewable source of energy and as industrial feedstock for numerous products. Its chemical and anatomical structure and the excellent properties that result allow wood to be processed into the most diverse products; from logs to furniture and veneers, and from wood chippings to wooden composites and paper. The aim of this book is to review advances in research on the cellular aspects of cambial growth and wood formation in trees over recent decades. The book is divided into two major parts. The first part covers the basic process of wood biosynthesis, focusing on five major steps that are involved in this process: cell division, cell expansion, secondary cell wall formation, programmed cell death and heartwood formation. The second part of the book deals with the regulation of wood formation by endogenous and exogenous factors. On the endogenous level the emphasis is placed on two aspects: control of wood formation by phytohormones and by molecular mechanisms. Apart from endogenous factors, various exogenous effects (such as climate factors) are involved in wood formation. Due to modern microscopic as well as molecular techniques, the understanding of wood formation has progressed significantly over the last decade. Emphasizing the cellular aspects, this book first gives an overview of the basic process of wood formation, before it focuses on factors involved in the regulation of this process.


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    Title
    Cellular Aspects of Wood Formation
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jörg Fromm
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 265
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 573 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783642364907
    ISBN 10: 364236490X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: PST
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: PSF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC classification: QK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI049000
    BIC subject category V2: TVR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17650
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI056000, NAT034000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TDJ
    DC22: 571.32
    Libri: BIOL3090, ZELL3500, ZELL4092
    Abridged Dewey: 634
    Libri: BAUM1500, GEHO2012, ANAT6100, PFLA2012, BAUS8032, HOLZ1500
    DC23: 582.16
    LC classification: QH301-705, QH573-671, QK640, QK474.8-493.5, TS800-915, SD430-559
    Thema V1.0: TDC, PST, MFG, PSF, TVR
    Edition statement
    2013 ed.
    Illustrations note
    48 black & white illustrations, 19 colour illustrations, 1 black & white tables, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    31 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Back cover copy
    With today s ever growing economic and ecological problems, wood as a raw material takes on increasing significance as the most important renewable source of energy and as industrial feedstock for numerous products. Its chemical and anatomical structure and the excellent properties that result allow wood to be processed into the most diverse products; from logs to furniture and veneers, and from wood chippings to wooden composites and paper. The aim of this book is to review advances in research on the cellular aspects of cambial growth and wood formation in trees over recent decades. The book is divided into two major parts. The first part covers the basic process of wood biosynthesis, focusing on five major steps that are involved in this process: cell division, cell expansion, secondary cell wall formation, programmed cell death and heartwood formation. The second part of the book deals with the regulation of wood formation by endogenous and exogenous factors. On the endogenous level the emphasis is placed on two aspects: control of wood formation by phytohormones and by molecular mechanisms. Apart from endogenous factors, various exogenous effects (such as climate factors) are involved in wood formation. Due to modern microscopic as well as molecular techniques, the understanding of wood formation has progressed significantly over the last decade. Emphasizing the cellular aspects, this book first gives an overview of the basic process of wood formation, before it focuses on factors involved in the regulation of this process.
    Table of contents
    Part I: Basic Processes of Wood Formation.- Xylem Development in Trees: From Cambial Divisions to Mature Wood Cells.- Topochemical and Electron Microscopic Analyses on the Lignification of Individual Cell Wall Layers During Wood Formation and Secondary Changes.- New Insights into Heartwood and Heartwood Formation.- Part II: Control of Wood Formation by Endogenous and Exogenous Factors.- The Role of Hormones in Controlling Vascular Differentiation.- Transcriptional Regulation of Wood Formation in Tree Species.- Climate Control of Wood Formation.- Wood Formation Under Drought Stress and Salinity.- Biology and Chemistry of Tension Wood.- Formation and Structure of Compression Wood.