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Tropisms, the defined vectorial stimuli, such as gravity, light, touch, humidity gradients, ions, oxygen, and temperature, which provide guidance for plant organ growth, is a rapidly growing and changing field. The last few years have witnessed a true renaissance in the analysis of tropisms. As such the conception of tropisms has changed from being seen as a group of simple laboratory curiosities to their recognition as important tools/phenotypes with which to decipher basic cell biological processes that are essential to plant growth and development. Plant Tropisms will provide a comprehensive, yet integrated volume of the current state of knowledge on the molecular and cell biological processes that govern plant tropisms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813823232
ISBN-10: 0813823234
Format: Hardback
(266mm x 188mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Simon Gilroy

Simon Gilroy, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. Patrick Masson, Ph.D., is Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin.