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Title Plant roots : the hidden half / edited by Yoav Waisel, Amram Eshel, Uzi Kafkafi
Edition 3rd ed., rev. and expanded
Published New York : M. Dekker, ©2002

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 1120 pages) : illustrations
Series Books in soils, plants, and the environment
Books in soils, plants, and the environment.
Contents I. The Origin and Characteristics of Roots -- 1. The Origin of Roots / Paul Kenrick -- 2. Characteristics and Functions of Root Systems / Alastair Fitter -- II. The Root System : Structure and Development -- 3. The Root Cap : Structure and Function / Andreas Sievers, Markus Braun, and Gabriele B. Monshausen -- 4. Cellular Patterning in Root Meristems : Its Origins and Significance / Peter W. Barlow -- 5. Root Hairs : Hormones and Tip Molecules / Robert W. Ridge and Masayuki Katsumi -- 6. Secondary Growth of Roots : A Cell Biological Perspective / Nigel Chaffey -- 7. The Kinematics of Primary Growth / Wendy Kuhn Silk -- 8. Lateral Root Initiation / Pedro G. Lloret and Pedro J. Casero -- 9. Functional Diversity of Various Constituents of a Single Root System / Yoav Waisel and Amram Eshel -- 10. Biomechanics of Tree Root Anchorage / Alexia Stokes -- 11. Root Systems of Arboreal Plants / Hans A. Persson -- 12. Root-Shoot Relations : Optimality in Acclimation and Adaptation or the "Emperors New Clothes"? / Peter B. Reich -- 13. Root Life Span, Efficiency, and Turnover / David M. Eissenstat and Ruth D. Yanai -- III. Root Genetics -- 14. Maize Root System and Genetic Analysis of Its Formation / Gunter Feix, Frank Hochholdinger, and Woong June Park -- 15. Root Architecture : Wheat as a Model Plant / Gunther G.B. Manske and Paul L.G. Vlek -- 16. Banana Roots : Architecture and Genetics / Xavier Draye -- 17. Molecular Root Bioengineering / Marcel Bucher -- IV. Research Techniques for Root Studies -- 18. Root Research Methods / Janina Polomski and Nino Kuhn -- 19. Aeroponics : A Tool for Root Research Under Minimal Environmental Restrictions / Yoav Waisel -- 20. Use of Microsensors for Studying the Physiological Activity of Plant Roots / D. Marshall Porterfield -- 21. Rooting of Micropropagules / Geert-Jan de Klerk -- 22. Modeling Root System Architecture / Lo?c Page's -- V. The Regulation of Root Growth -- 23. Auxins in the Biology of Roots / Thomas Gaspar [and others] -- 24. Gibberellins / Eiichi Tanimoto -- 25. Roots and Cytokinins / R.J. Neil Emery and Craig A. Atkins -- 26. Abscisic Acid in Roots : Biochemistry and Physiology / Eleonore Hose, Angela Sauter, and Wolfram Hartung -- 27. Role of Ethylene in Coordinating Root Growth and Development / Ahmed Hussain and Jeremy A. Roberts -- 28. Root Signals / Mark A. Bacon [and others] -- 29. Environmental Sensing and Directional Growth of Plant Roots / D. Marshall Porterfield -- 30. Root Growth and Gravireaction : A Critical Study of Hormone and Regulator Implications / Paul-Emile Pilet -- 31. Calcium and Gravitropism / B.W. Poovaiah, Tianbao Yang, and A.S.N. Reddy -- VI. Physiological Aspects of Root Systems -- 32. Respiratory Patterns in Roots in Relation to Their Functioning / Hans Lambers, Owen K. Atkin, and Frank F. Millenaar -- 33. Root pH Regulation / Joska Gerenda's and R. George Ratcliffe -- 34. Nutrient Absorption by Plant Roots : Regulation of Uptake to Match Plant Demand / Anthony D.M. Glass -- 35. Dynamics of Nutrient Movement at the Soil-Root Interface / Albrecht O. Jungk -- 36. Root-Induced Changes in the Availability of Nutrients in the Rhizosphere / Gunter Neumann and Volker Romheld -- 37. Simulation of Ion Uptake from the Soil / Moshe Silberbush -- 38. Soil Water Uptake and Water Transport Through Root Systems / John S. Sperry, Volker Stiller, and Uwe G. Hacke -- 39. Ecological Aspects of Water Permeability of Roots / Andrea Nardini, Sebastiano Salleo, and Melvin T. Tyree -- 40. Inorganic Carbon Utilization by Root Systems / Michael D. Cramer -- VII. Root Growth Under Stress -- 41. Temperature Effects on Root Growth / Bobbie L. McMichael and John J. Burke -- 42. Root Growth and Metabolism Under Oxygen Deficiency / William Armstrong and Malcolm C. Drew -- 43. Trace Element Stress in Roots / Jurgen Hagemeyer and Siegmar-W. Breckle -- 44. Root Growth Under Salinity Stress / Nirit Bernstein and Uzi Kafkafi -- 45. High Soil Strength : Mechanical Forces at Play on Root Morphogenesis and in Root:Shoot Signaling / Josette Masle -- 46. Plant Roots Under Aluminum Stress : Toxicity and Tolerance / Hideaki Matsumoto -- VIII. Root-Rhizosphere Interactions -- 47. Root-Bacteria Interactions : Symbiotic N2 Fixation / Carroll P. Vance -- 48. Plant Growth Promotion by Rhizosphere Bacteria / Yoram Kapulnik and Yaacov Okon -- 49. Fungal Root Endophytes / Thomas N. Sieber -- 50. Mycorrhizae-Rhizosphere Determinants of Plant Communities / Ingrid Kottke -- 51. Root-Nematode Interactions : Recognition and Pathogenicity / Hinanit Koltai, Edna Sharon, and Yitzhak Spiegel -- 52. Interactions of Soilborne Pathogens with Roots and Aboveground Plant Organs / Jaacov Katan -- IX. Roots of Various Ecological Groups -- 53. Ecophysiology of Roots of Desert Plants, with Special Emphasis on Agaves and Cacti / Park S. Nobel -- 54. Contractile Roots / Norbert Putz -- 55. Roots of Banksia spp. (Proteaceae) with Special Reference to Functioning of Their Specialized Proteoid Root Clusters / John S. Pate and Michelle Watt -- 56. Ecophysiology of Roots of Aquatic Plants / Craig Beyrouty -- X. Roots of Economic Value -- 57. Roots as a Source of Food / Daniel F. Austin -- 58. Underground Plant Metabolism : The Biosynthetic Potential of Roots / Jorge M. Vivanco, Rejane L. Guimaraes, and Hector E. Flores -- 59. Roots as a Source of Metabolites with Medicinal Activity / Zohara Yaniv and Uriel Bachrach
Summary This title presents the developments in the study of root origin, composition, formation and behaviour for the production of novel pharmaceutical and medicinal compounds, agrochemicals, dyes, flavours and pesticides
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Roots (Botany)
Rhizosphere.
Plant Roots
root (plant material)
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution.
Rhizosphere
Roots (Botany)
Form Electronic book
Author Waisel, Yoav
Eshel, Amram, 1944-
Kafkafi, U
ISBN 0824744748
9780824744748
9780203909423
0203909429