Plants in Action
by Atwell B. J. (1999)
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.
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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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.
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 …
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 …
Principles of soil and plant water relations
by Kirkham M. B. (2004)
Academic Press, 23 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.
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. – http://plantsinaction.science.uq.edu.au/edition1/?q=content/15-2-1-stomatal-structure-and-function – (On our blog : https://plantstomata.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/2224/)