Vascular Transport in Plants
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Vascular Transport in Plants by N. Michelle Holbrook
Book Description"Vascular Transport in Plants" provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It will be a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology. The book considers long-distance transport from the perspective of molecular level processes to whole plant function, allowing readers to integrate information relating to vascular transport across multiple scales. The book is unique in presenting xylem and phloem transport processes in plants together in a comparative style that emphasizes the important interactions between these two parallel transport systems. It includes 105 exceptional figures and discusses xylem and phloem transport in a single volume, highlighting their interactions. It provides a syntheses of structure, function and biology of vascular transport by leading authorities, and poses unsolved questions and stimulates future research. It provides a new conceptual framework for vascular function in plants.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780120884575
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - N. Michelle Holbrook
Professor of Biology and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Her research examines the physics of plant form and function with an emphasis on vascular transport. Sargent Research Fellow at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. His research interests focus on the biology and biophysics of transport processes in plants and the water relations of tree in their natural environments.
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