Plant Physiology: International Edition

Plant Physiology: International Edition

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By (author) Lincoln Taiz, By (author) Eduardo Zeiger

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  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 782 pages
  • Dimensions: 225mm x 283mm x 35mm | 2,157g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Sunderland
  • ISBN 10: 0878935657
  • ISBN 13: 9780878935659
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 66,600

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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 (www.plantphys.net). New material has been added here as well, including new Web Topics and Web Essays.

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Lincoln Taiz is Professor Emeritus in the Department of MCD Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists. Dr. Taiz has served as an editor for Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, New Phytologist, Botanica Acta, and the Annual Review of Plant Physiology. Eduardo Zeiger is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Table of contents

Plant Cells Genome Structure and Gene Expression UNIT I. TRANSPORT AND TRANSLOCATION OF WATER AND SOLUTES Water and Plant Cells Water Balance of Plants Mineral Nutrition Solute Transport UNIT II. BIOCHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions Photosynthesis: Physiological and Ecological Considerations Translocation in the Phloem Respiration and Lipid Metabolism Assimilation of Mineral Nutrients Secondary Metabolites and Plant Defense UNIT III. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Signal Transduction Cell Walls: Structure, Biogenesis, and Expansion Growth and Development Phytochrome and Light Control of Plant Development Blue-Light Responses: Stomatal Movements and Morphogenesis Auxin: The Growth Hormone Gibberellins: Regulators of Plant Height Cytokinins: Regulators of Cell Division Ethylene: The Gaseous Hormone Abscisic Acid: A Seed Maturation and Antistress Signal Brassinosteroids The Control of Flowering Stress Physiology Appendix 1. Concepts of Bioenergetics Appendix 2. Plant Kinematics Appendix 3. Hormone Biosynthetic Pathways