Advances in Botanical Research: Incorporating Advances in Plant Pathology v. 26

Advances in Botanical Research: Incorporating Advances in Plant Pathology v. 26

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The twentieth volume in the series offers articles of interest to a broad range of plant scientists. These vary from consideration of the relationship between vegetation and climate to the biochemistry and uses of commonly used plant metabolites. Woodward and Smith discuss the development of dynamic and mechanistic models to overcome some of the limitations of current, essentially static, approaches to the effect of climate change on natural vegetation and crops. The chapter by Ratcliffe studies the use made of various NMR techniques in the study of physiological and other problems in plants. Van den Ende's article deals with the use of Chlamydomonas, a typical unicellular algal system, for the study of organelle development and the controlling mechanisms involved, in both its vegetative cell cycle and in gametogenesis. The natural roles and basic biochemistry of commonly used plant metabolites are often almost completely misunderstood. The last chapter by Pierpoint looks at an example of these, the salicylates, which are of great importance in medical research and for their medicinal value. Following a summary of the historical background to their study and use, the author considers recent progress towards understanding their biosynthesis and natural roles in the context of their better-understood pharmacological actions in animals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 708g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, index
  • 0120059266
  • 9780120059263

Table of contents

Developments in the biological control of soil-borne plant pathogens, J.M. Whipps; plant proteins that confer resistance to pest and pathogens, P,R. Shewry and J.A. Lucas; the net primary productivity and water use of forests in the geological past, D.J. Beerling; molecular control of flower development in "petunia hybrida", L. Columbo. A.J. van Tunen, H.J.M. Dons and G.C. Angenet; the regulation of C4 photosynthesis, R.C. Leegood; heterogeneity in stomatal characteristics, J.D.B. Weyers and T. Lawson.
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