Plant Physiology by Taiz

Plant Physiology
Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger
Publisher: Annals of Botany Company
ISBN No: 978-0878-9-3823-0
Release at: 2002
Pages: 675
Third Edition
File Size: 18 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Plant Physiology

This Plant physiology book is part of the essential core curriculum every botanist has to master. As usually non-motile organisms that are, in most cases, fixed to a single locality for their entire lifetime, plants have special needs to cope with widely disparate, and often highly changeable environmental conditions.

Physiological adaptations play as great a role in the evolutionary struggle for the life of a plant as morphological ones. Plant Physiology by Taiz and Zeiger (and a plethora of contributing expert authors) is a well-received, established textbook aimed at students taking introductory courses in the field. One’s first impression of the book is one of excellent craftsmanship: from the eye-catching cover to the quality of the paper and print, this third edition of Plant physiology is not only comprehensive, but it is also attractive. A single encounter will turn the first-time user into a potential buyer. 

The Plant physiology book is subdivided into twenty-five chapters, grouped into three larger sections water, development, and metabolism that cover the major topics of modern plant physiology. All topics of this Plant physiology book are treated in a very balanced way, with approximately equal weight being lent to each. Starting with the basics of each subject, the reader is taken to the very forefront of current knowledge. The writing style is succinct and lucid throughout, and the text is arranged in a two-column format that is very reader-friendly. Specific topics are easy to find using the detailed table of contents or index.

Content of Plant Physiology

CHAPTER 1 Plant Cells

CHAPTER 2 Energy and Enzymes

UNIT I Transport and Translocation of Water and Solutes

CHAPTER 3 Water and Plant Cells

CHAPTER 4 Water Balance of Plants

CHAPTER 5 Mineral Nutrition

CHAPTER 6 Solute Transport

UNIT II Biochemistry and Metabolism

CHAPTER 7 Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions

CHAPTER 8 Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions

CHAPTER 9 Photosynthesis: Physiological and Ecological Considerations

CHAPTER 10 Translocation in the Phloem

CHAPTER 11 Respiration and Lipid Metabolism

CHAPTER 12 Assimilation of Mineral Nutrients

CHAPTER 13 Secondary Metabolites and Plant Defense

CHAPTER 14 Gene Expression and Signal Transduction

CHAPTER 15 Cell Walls: Structure, Biogenesis, and Expansion

CHAPTER 16 Growth and Development 

CHAPTER 17 Phytochrome and Light Control of Plant Development

CHAPTER 18 Blue-Light Responses: Stomatal Movements and Morphogenesis

CHAPTER 19 Auxin: The Growth Hormone

CHAPTER 20 Gibberellins: Regulators of Plant Height

CHAPTER 21 Cytokinins: Regulators of Cell Division 

CHAPTER 22 Ethylene: The Gaseous Hormone

CHAPTER 23 Abscisic Acid: A Seed Maturation and Antistress Signal 

CHAPTER 24 The Control of Flowering

CHAPTER 25 Stress Physiology

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