The Genetic Basis of Plant Physiological Processes

The Genetic Basis of Plant Physiological Processes

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This book shows how the study of fundamental plant physiological processes is being advanced through the science of genetics. The author has adopted a case study approach to illustrate how defined genetic materials in mutants and plant variants are being productively used to explore photosynthesis, stress tolerance, seed physiology, and flowering and reproductive morphology. These studies cover all major fields of plant physiology and are grouped in a format familiar to students of the discipline. Most take the form of a brief introduction followed by a discussion of the isolation and characterization of the mutants in question, and then by examples of how these mutants have been used to provide physiological insights. The aim is to make the information accessible to students with an elementary knowledge of plant physiology, genetics, and molecular biology, as well as other scientists and students who wish to know more about the application of the powerful tools provided by genetics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 228.6 x 228.6 x 152.4mm | 905.72g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line drawings, tables
  • 0195048571
  • 9780195048575

Table of contents

MUTANTS AFFECTING PLANT NUTRITION AND METABOLISM: Mutants affecting water relatios and mineral nutrition; Mutants in metabolism; Mutants affecting the chloroplast and photosynthesis; MUTANTS AFFECTING PLANT DEVELOPMENT: Mutants affecting vegetative growth and development; Mutants affecting flower and fruit development; Mutants affecting seed dormancy and development.
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Review quote

'This is a timely and lucid summary of current understanding of remaining challenges in human genetics.'
Donald L. Rucknagel, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Medical Genetics 'This text follows the tradition of excellence of the Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics series ... this text is welcome as it provides a comprehensive review of the current state of understanding of the genetic basis of many of the common diseases ... an essential reference to have in a departmental library.'
R.F. Mueller, St James University Hospital, Leeds, Neuromuscular Disorders, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1993 'Although the author states that his objective is not to provide a complete account of plant physiological genetics, the coverage is broad, and shows a consistency which would not be found in a collection of reviews with the same scope. The brief introductions to each case study would in themselves make a useful physiology textbook ... the book appears to mark the end of a period of research, and not to herald the beginning of a new one. Perhaps this will make it
an enduring classic.'
Andrew Hudson, University of Edinburgh, Genetical Research, Volume 60, 1992 'its value lies in the opportunity it gives readers to look over the fence into areas of research other than their main interest ... It will not only be of interest to the plant physiologist, but will be particularly useful to the molecular biologist. In general I think this book is successful in meeting the author's objectives and I am sure it will take its rightful place in both main and departmental libraries.' Plant, Cell and
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