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Handbook of Plant Science from C.H.I.P.S.

Introduction to Plant Physiology
Third Edition
by William G. Hopkins

Gives you a complete presentation of basic concepts in plant physiology!

Features

  • Emphasis is placed on underlying principles, rather than encyclopedic details.
  • Epistemology, the how-we-know-what-we-know of plant physiology is also emphasized.
  • Provides a good balance between traditional plant physiology and modern topics such as photo synthesis, plant biotechnology, and environmental physiology.

Offering an excellent balance of traditional and modern topics, the basic principles of plant physiology (light and plant development, temperature effects, etc.) in the context of the interactions between the plant and its environment are presented. The book discusses the role of plants on specific ecosystems and global ecology and provides information on the cell, chemical background, plant growth regulators, and biochemistry.

Information on chemical background, the cell, plant growth regulators and biochemistry have been integrated into the text where relevant, instead of chapters formally addressing this material. Important examples and photographs are included in a beautiful, four-color section to enhance the visual nature of the text. Each chapter is illustrated with relevant graphs, figures, and photographs.

Contents

  1. Cells, Tissues, and Organs: The Architecture of Plants

Plants and Energy

  1. Bioenergetics and ATP Synthesis
  2. The Dual Role of Sunlight: Energy and Information
  3. Energy Conservation in Photosynthesis: Harvesting Sunlight
  4. Energy Conservation in Photosynthesis: CO2 Assimilation
  5. Allocation, Translocation, and Partitioning of Photoassimilates
  6. Cellular Respiration: Unlocking the Energy Stored in Photoassimilates
  7. Nitrogen Assimilation
  8. Carbon Assimilation and Productivity

Plants, Water, and Minerals

  1. Plant Cells and Water
  2. Whole Plant Water Relations
  3. Plants and Inorganic Nutrients
  4. Roots, Soils, and Nutrient Uptake

Plant Development

  1. Patterns in Plant Development
  2. The Plant Hormones: Biochemistry and Metabolism
  3. The Plant Hormones: Control of Development
  4. Photomorphogenesis: Responding to Light
  5. Plant Movements-Orientation in Space
  6. Measuring Time: The Control of Development by Photoperiod and Endogenous Clocks
  7. Temperature: Plant Development and Distribution

Stress and Secondary Metabolism

  1. Plant Environmental Stress Physiology
  2. Secondary Plant Metabolites

Biotechnology

  1. Biotechnology: Engineering Plants for the Future

Appendix
Index

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