Nitric Oxide in Plants

Nitric Oxide in Plants : Occurrence, Function and Use

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This book - the first published on this topic in plants - presents the reader with an overview of recent research on nitric oxide (NO) in plants, which, in view of its empirical interest and its growth regulatory potential, is in the forefront of scientific endeavor in plant science. Subject matter is divided into two parts: Part 1 deals with NO and peroxynitrite biochemistry and regulative mechanisms as presently known in the Plant Kingdom and outlines some of the problems still awaiting clarification. Emphasis is placed on ethylene emission regulation, postharvest control, plant phytopathology and environmental stress tolerance. A further topic is plant NO, like Viagra, related to cyclic nucleotide turnover.
Part 2 deals with environmental aspects of NO as an atmospheric pollutant and discusses endogenous means which plants at times employ to cope with this particular type of stress, and how their coping mechanisms may be harnessed for purposes of depollution and augmentation of nitrogen fertilization.
The text, accompanied by a wealth of illustrations and annotated references, is intended for lecturers, advanced students and research scientists at universities and research institutes dealing with plant sciences and agriculture, as well as for environmental researchers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 154 pages
  • 157.5 x 241.3 x 15.2mm | 480.82g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 2000 ed.
  • XXVI, 154 p.
  • 0792360885
  • 9780792360889

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Glossary of nitrogen compounds mentioned in the text. Part One: Endogenous Regulatory Processes. 1. The Biological Conquest of Nitric Oxide. 2. The Peroxynitrites. 3. Nitric Oxide as an Endogenous Regulator of Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Maturation and Senescence. 4. Nitric Oxide in Plant Pathology. 5. Plant Antecedents of, and Analogy to Viagra. Part Two: Atmospheric Nitric Oxide and Plant Growth. 6. Nitrogen Oxides in the Environment: Benign and Harmful Biological Effects of Atmospheric NO. 7. Is Nitric Oxide a Component of the GAS (General Adaptation Syndrome) Mechanism in Plant Stress Coping? 8. Epilogue. Index.
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Review quote

`The book can be recommended to advanced students, to lecturers and scientists in plant biology and agriculture and also to all those dealing with environmental effects.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 157 (2000)
`...has some real strenghts. It represents an excellent introduction to the subject and provides many ideas and information.'
Plant Science, 161 (2001)
`In summary, the book is recommended to whoever wishes to start studying the various roles of NO in plant development and physiology, as it covers the possible involvement of NO in many diverse aspects of plant life.'
Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 49 (2001)
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