Vascular Transport in Plants

Vascular Transport in Plants

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Vascular Transport in Plants provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It is a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology. The book considers long-distance transport from the perspective of molecular level processes to whole plant function, allowing readers to integrate information relating to vascular transport across multiple scales. The book is unique in presenting xylem and phloem transport processes in plants together in a comparative style that emphasizes the important interactions between these two parallel transport systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 929.88g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120884577
  • 9780120884575
  • 2,174,199

Table of contents

Part I: Fundamentals of transport

Chapter 1: Perspectives on the Biophysics of Xylem Transport
Chapter 2: Physiochemical Determinants of Phloem Transport
Chapter 3: Pathways and Mechanisms of Phloem Loading
Chapter 4: Stomatal Control and Water Transport in the Xylem

Part II: Transport attributes of leaves, roots, and fruits

Chapter 5: Leaf Hydraulics and Its Implications in Plant Structure and Function
Chapter 6: Interaction of Phloem and Xylem During Phloem Loading: Functional Symplasmic Roles for Thin- and Thick-Walled Sieve Tubes in Monocotyledons
Chapter 7: Water Flow in Roots: Structural and regulatory features
Chapter 8: Roots as an Integrated Part of the Translocation Pathway
Chapter 9: Growth and Water Transport in Fleshy Fruit

Part III: Integration of xylem and phloem

Chapter 10: The Stem Apoplast: A potential communication channel in plant growth regulation
Chapter 11: The Role of Potassium in Long Distance Transport in Plants
Chapter 12: Coordination Between Shoots and Roots
Chapter 13: Sweeping Water, Oozing Carbon: Long Distance Transport and Patterns of Rhizosphere Resource Exchange

Part IV: Development, structure, and function

Chapter 14: From Cambium to Early Cell Differentiation Within the Secondary Vascular System
Chapter 15: Structure-Function Relationships in Sapwood Water Transport and Storage
Chapter 16: Efficiency Versus Safety Tradeoffs for Water Conduction in Angiosperm Vessels Versus Gymnosperm Tracheids
Chapter 17: Vascular Constraints and Long Distance Transport in Dicots

Part V: Limits to long distance transport

Chapter 18: Embolism Repair and Long Distance Water Transport
Chapter 19: Impacts of Freezing on Long Distance Transport in Woody Plants
Chapter 20: Interactive Effects of Freezing and Drought on Long Distance Transport: A Case Study of Chaparral Shrubs of California
Chapter 21: Transport Challenges in Tall Trees
Chapter 22: Senescence in Secondary Xylem: Heartwood Formation as an Active Developmental Program

Part VI: Evolution of transport tissues

Chapter 23: The Evolutionary History of Roots and Leaves
Chapter 24: Are Vessels in Seed Plants Evolutionary Innovations to Similar Ecological Contexts?
Chapter 25: Hydraulic Properties of the Xylem in Plants of Different Photosynthetic Pathways

Part VII: Synthesis

Chapter 26: Integration of Long Distance Transport Systems in Plants: Perspectives and Prospects for Future Research
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Review quote

"...easy to read and reference......I'm confident that this volume will be referred to frequently in my research and teaching."
-Jack B. Fisher, for ANNALS OF BOTANY

"This book is a valuable contribution...should be of great value to workers involved in all aspects of transport in plants..."
-Nicholas W. Lepp, School of Biological and Earth Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, for JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

"...a source of inspiration for further research. It is a worthy addition to the library of researchers."
-John W. Patrick, The University of Newcastle, Australia, in PLANT SCIENCE 2005

"...the contributions are excellent and provide a good overview of current topics...a must for all those who are studying or working on the different aspects of vascular transport."
-Siegfried Jahnke, Research centre Julich, for JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
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About N. Michelle Holbrook

Professor of Biology and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Her research examines the physics of plant form and function with an emphasis on vascular transport. Sargent Research Fellow at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. His research interests focus on the biology and biophysics of transport processes in plants and the water relations of tree in their natural environments.
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