Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Flowering Plants
Authors: A. Rashid
978-81-7319-843-4 Publication Year: 2009
Pages: 454 Binding: Paper Back
About the book
With the advent of transgene technology, plant physiology, over the last ten years, has undergone a ‘sea-change’ and there is a need to ‘rewrite’. Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Flowering Plants attempts to provide an uptodate account. The first chapter “Seed Germination and Seedling: Beginning of an Establishment” discusses light and hormonal control of these processes followed by chapters on vegetative and reproductive phases of plants. In “Vegetative Phase” novel concepts such as ‘Stem-cell’ and ‘Determination of Cell-fate’ and conceptual changes concerning apical dominance and stomatal physiology, followed by “Reproductive Phase” where floral evocation, floral stimulus and gene expression during flowering are discussed.
• Transduction of Signals: Hormonal and Environmental
• Regeneration: Totipotency of Plant Cells
• Extensive treatment of transgene technology and an exhaustive account of the achievements of this technology
Preface / Seed Germination and Formation of a Seedling: Beginning of an Establishment / The Plant: Vegetative Phase / Reproductive Phase: Flowering / Plant Hormones: In Development and Differentiation / Transduction of Signals: Hormonal and Environmental / Stress: Perception and Tolerance / Senescence and Abscission Programmed Cell Death / Regeneration: Totipotency of Plant Cells / Novel Plants (Transgenics): Genetically Engineered (GE) or Genetically Modified (GM) Crops / Index / About the Author.
Undergraduate – Postgraduate Students of Botany, Biotechnology & Agriculture