Secondary Xylem Biology

Secondary Xylem Biology : Origins, Functions, and Applications

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Secondary Xylem Biology: Origins, Functions, and Applications provides readers with many lenses from which to understand the whole scope and breadth of secondary xylem. The book builds on a basic comprehension of xylem structure and development before delving into other important issues such as fungal and bacterial degradation and biofuel conversion.

Chapters are written by recognized experts who have in-depth knowledge of their specific areas of expertise. It is a single information source containing high quality content, information, and knowledge related to the understanding of biology in woody plants and their applications.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 610g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128021853
  • 9780128021859
  • 1,390,467

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"...better and more practical than an umbrella textbook...definitely recommended because it covers so much recent literature and discusses topics otherwise not covered in book form." --The Botanical Review
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Table of contents

I.Development of Secondary Xylem
Chapter 1. The vascular cambium of trees and its involvement in defining xylem anatomy
Chapter 2. Xylogenesis in trees: from cambial cell division to cell death
Chapter 3. Xylogenesis and moisture stress
Chapter 4. Abiotic stresses on secondary xylem formation
Chapter 5. Flexure wood: Mechanical stress induced secondary xylem formation
Chapter 6. Reaction wood

II.Function and Pathogen Resistance of Secondary Xylem
Chapter 7. Bordered pit structure and cavitation resistance in woody plants
Chapter 8. Fungal degradation of wood
Chapter 9. Bacterial degradation of wood

III.Economic Application of Secondary Xylem
Chapter 10. Genetic engineering for secondary xylem modification
Chapter 11. Secondary xylem for bioconversion
Chapter 12. Wood as cultural heritage material and its deterioration by biotic and abiotic agents
Chapter 13. Biomaterial wood: wood-based and bio-inspired materials
Chapter 14. Biological, anatomical and chemical characteristics of bamboo

IV.Advanced Techniques for Studying Secondary Xylem
Chapter 15. Microscopic techniques for understanding of wood cell structure and biodegradation
Chapter 16. Rapid freezing and immunocytochemistry provide new information on cell wall formation in woody plants
Chapter 17. Distribution of plant components by TOF-SIMS
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About Yoon Soo Kim

Chonnam National University, South Korea Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan Emeritus Scientist, Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute), New Zealand
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