Introduction to Plant Physiology

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Uses interactions between the plant and the environments as a foundation for developing plant physiology principles-light and plant development, temperature effects, etc. Discusses the role of plants on specific ecosystems and global ecology and provides information on the cell, chemical background, plant growth regulators and biochemistry. This revised edition features a new chapter on Molecules and Metabolism and expanded coverage in areas such as the role of carotenoids, biotechnology and significance of the role of molecular genetic approaches to the study of hormone action, photoperiodism, and other aspects of development.

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Uses interactions between the plant and the environment as a foundation for developing plant physiology principles--light and plant development, temperature effects, etc. Discusses the role of plants on specific ecosystems and global ecology and provides information on the cell, chemical background, plant growth regulators and biochemistry. Emphasizes epistemology, the how-we-know-what-we-know of plant physiology. Each chapter is illustrated with relevant graphs, figures and/or photographs.

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A Balanced Introduction to Traditional and Modern Topics in Plant Physiology

Packed with compelling photographs and illustrations, Introduction to Plant Physiology offers a straightforward approach for understanding how plants work. From roots and respiration to the role of vegetation in an ecosystem, this student-friendly book explains underlying concepts within a framework of historical origins and modern experimental evidence.

  • New coauthor, Norman Hunter, a Distinguished Research Professor and Chair, brings years of award-winning research and effective teaching expertise to this new edition.
  • The text is an introduction to what we know about plant physiology, in addition to how that information was gathered.
  • Core materials is presented completely and comprehensively with some discussion of experimental material to highlight modern topics.
  • A new glossary has been added for quick referencing.
  • Molecular methods are blended with traditional physiological and biochemical approaches, as well as environmental physiology.

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