Book : Stomata

Book : Stomata

Fricker M. D., Willmer C. M. (1996) – Stomata – Springer – › book

Review The Biologist

The book could be recommended for advanced students and specialists in plant physiology, biology, agriculture and related disciplines. – Acta Physiological Plantarium; Overall, the changes that the authors have made in this new edition of Stomata mark the book’s successful transition from being a handbook of stomatal research to an essential textbook of stomatal physiology. I have no hesitation in recommending it, and anticipate that in future years it will become a standard text for scholars of both plant and stomatal physiology – Trends in Plant Science; Reviews of the first edition:; This paperback is, in general, well written and easy to read, especially an as introductory text for students … A service to plant physiology has been well performed. This reviewer commends this little book as being a `window upon the soul’ of stomata … – Journal of Experimental Botany; [Willmer] gives a highly readable, excellently illustrated account of the distribution, anatomy, structure and development of guard cells … I know of no other review of the structural aspects of this range and elegance – Times Higher Educational Supplement; Dr Willmer has produced a neat, crisply written monograph which will serve up to first degree level in all plant sciences for a good while to come – The Biologist

Plants in Action (Book)

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Plants in Action

by Atwell B. J. (1999)

Brian James Atwell,


Macmillan Education AU, 1999 – Reference – 664 pp. –

Plants in Action explores basic principles underlying plant biology in natural and managed communities throughout Australasia. By providing up-to-date and useful perspectives on plant science, this book will appeal immediately to upper level undergraduates in Universities and tertiary Institutes of Technology where plant physiology forms part of their degree coursework in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Postgraduate students as well as professional plant scientists will also find much useful source material in this textbook because the narrative is built on credible experiments and richly illustrated with original data. Numerous vignettes provide a human background to new knowledge that is readily transparent and structured for easy ‘grazing’. In both name and actuality, Plants in Action embodies practical applications of plant science in nature and global commerce. World markets are already crowded with high quality texts on plant physiology. Basic principles are thus well covered, but neither application of principles, nor acknowledgment of Australasian contributions to plant science is well covered in texts from the northern hemisphere. Where practical, but without jingoism, Australasian examples and case studies are used to illustrate original science as well as practical applications of that science; hence the subtitle: Adaptation in Nature, and Performance in Cultivation. Table of contents: I. Perspectives on plant science. II. Processes and resources for growth. III. Coordination of growth and reproduction. IV. Ecophysiology in natural and managed communities.


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by Willmer C.M., Fricker M. (1996)

In : Topics in Plant Functional Biology: 2 – Eds. M. Black and B. Charlwood – Springer-Science+ Business Media B. V. –

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Stomatal Physiology

P. G. Jarvis, ‎T. A. Mansfield – 1981 – ‎Preview

This volume contains papers on anatomy, physiology and action of stomata.


C. Willmer, ‎M. Fricker – 1996 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions

A concluding chapter reviews the genetics and molecular biology of stomata. This work provides a comprhensive reference text which will appeal to advanced students, post-graduates and lecturers in plant physiology.

Methods in Stomatal Research

Jonathan D. B. Weyers, ‎Hans Meidner – 1990 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions

Contains three main parts covering the importance of plant material and fundamental theoretical aspects of assessing stomatal responses, including details of traditional apparatus and techniques and the methods used to investigate more …

Forests at the Land-atmosphere Interface

Maurizio Mencuccini – 2004 – ‎No preview – ‎More editions

Stomatal function. Large-scale processes. Radiation modelling. Forest meteorology. Carbon sequestration. From science to natural-resource management.

Control of Stomatal Formation in Arabidopsis Thaliana Inflorescence Stem

Nalini Devi Odapalli – 2008 – ‎No preview

This is further supported by molecular markers of stomatal cell fate that show stomatal precursors form but do not differentiate as stomata.

Physiology of stomata of R̲u̲m̲e̲x̲ p̲a̲t̲i̲e̲n̲t̲i̲a̲

The Use of Stomatal Frequency from Three Australian Evergreen Tree …

Mark J. Scarr – 2011 – ‎No preview

Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration ([CO2]) is the main contributing factor to anthropogenically derived global climate change.

Cell Differentiation in Barley: Development of Stomatal Complexes in …

Stomata and Water Relations in Plants: Papers and Discussions Given …

Israel Zelitch – 1963 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions

Participants and contributors; Introductory remarks; Experimental morphology of stomata; The control and mechanisms of stomatal movement; Active and inactive transport across cell membranes; Some considerations on water transport; Across …

The Effect of External Relative Humidity on Guard-cell Sucrose …

Xiaoyi He – 1999 – ‎No preview

Untersuchungen über den Einfluss des Interzellularvolumens und der …

Erich Nius – 1931 – ‎No preview

Functional Characterization of FLP, a MYB Transcription Factor …

Zidian Xie – 2009 – ‎No preview

Abstract: Stomata are essential for plant growth.

Factors Affecting Stomatal Opening of Creosotebush (Larrea …

William Lawrence Warskow – 1965 – ‎No preview

Soil and plant water relations


Principles of soil and plant water relations

by Kirkham M. B. (2004)

Academic Press23 Oct 2004

Technology & Engineering – 520 pages

Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations combines biology and physics to show how water moves through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. This text explores the instrumentation and the methods used to measure the status of water in soil and plants. Principles are clearly presented with the aid of diagrams, anatomical figures, and images of instrumentation. The methods on instrumentation can be used by researchers, consultants, and the military to monitor soil degradation, including measurements of soil compaction, repellency, oxygen diffusion rate, and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity.

Intended for graduate students in plant and soil science programs, this book also serves as a useful reference for agronomists, plant ecologists, and agricultural engineers.

* Principles are presented in an easy-to-understand style
* Heavily illustrated with more than 200 figures; diagrams are professionally drawn
* Anatomical figures show root, stem, leaf, and stomata
* Figures of instruments show how they work
* Book is carefully referenced, giving sources for all information
* Struggles and accomplishments of scientists who developed the theories are given in short biographies.

Chapter 24 – Stomatal Anatomy and Stomatal Resistance

M.B.Kirkham, Kansas State University, 2004 Throckmorton Plant Science Ctr, Manhattan, USA, 66506

This chapter starts by describing stomatal anatomy. Stomata of dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants are compared. A section is devoted to the theory of diffusion through stomatal pores, which includes a description of Brown and Escombe’s diameter law.

Mechanisms controlling stomatal opening are reviewed. The resistances that control water loss through a leaf are enumerated and defined. They are the epidermal resistance, made up of the stomatal resistance and the cuticular resistance, and the boundary-layer resistance. Because these resistances can act in series or in parallel, the physics behind resistors in series and in parallel is reviewed.

Methods used to measure stomatal aperture and stomatal resistance are listed. Instruments (called porometers) available commercially to measure stomatal resistance are described and illustrated, and their theory of operation is given. The theory used in diffusion porometry depends on Fick’s law of diffusion. An appendix gives the biography of Fick.

Plants in Action (1999)




Atwell B. J., Kriemann P. E., Turnbull C. G. N., Eamus D., Bieleski R. L., Farquhar G. (Eds.) – (1999) – Stomatal structure and function – In: Plants in Action, Adaptation in Nature, Performance in Cultivation – MacMillan Education Australia, Melbourne. – – (On our blog :

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