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Rhythms in Plants: Phenomenology, Mechanisms, and Adaptive Significance

Edited by Mancuso, S.; Shabala, S. 
Springer  2007  



Hardcover  362 pp  ISBN 9783540680697      £192.00
Rhythmic behaviour is quintessential to life itself. Advances in plant molecular biology, micro/nanotechnology and applied mathematics provide new tools for understanding how environmental signals and internal clocks regulate rhythmic gene expression and development, and how these signals are translated into physiological responses at various levels of structural organisation.

This book reviews recent progress in assessing underlying mechanisms controlling plant circadian and ultradian oscillations, and their physiological implications for growth, development, and adaptive responses to the environment. It focuses on mechanisms and theoretical concepts at the level of the cell to the entire plant.

Written by a diverse group of leading researchers, it will surely spark the interest of readers from many branches of science: from physicists and chemists wishing to learn about multi-faceted rhythms in plant biology, to biologists dealing with state-of-the-art modelling of such rhythmic phenomena.

Of interest for researchers and advanced students

Contents

Part 1 Physiological Implications of Oscillatory Processes in Plants

  • 1 Rhythmic Leaf Movements: Physiological and Molecular Aspects, NAVA MORAN
  • 2 The Pollen Tube Oscillator: Integrating Biophysics and Biochemistry into Cellular Growth and Morphogenesis , NUNO MORENO, RENATO COLAÇO AND JOSÉ A. FEIJO
  • 3 Ultradian Growth Oscillations in Organs: Physiological Signal or Noise? , TOBIAS I. BASKIN
  • 4 Nutation in Plants , SERGIO MUGNAI, ELISA AZZARELLO, ELISA MASI, CAMILLA PANDOLFI AND STEFANO MANCUSO

Part 2 Stomata Oscillations

  • 5 Oscillations in Plant Transpiration ,ANDERS JOHNSSON
  • 6 Membrane Transport and Ca2??Oscillations in Guard Cells, MICHAEL R. BLATT, CARLOS GARCIA-MATA AND SERGEI SOKOLOVSKI
  • 7 Calcium Oscillations in Guard Cell Adaptive Responses to the Environment , MARTIN R. MCAINSH
  • 8 Circadian Rhythms in Stomata: Physiological and Molecular Aspects , KATHARINE E. HUBBARD, CARLOS T. HOTTA, MICHAEL J. GARDNER, SOENG JIN BAEK, NEIL DALCHAU, SUHITA DONTAMALA, ANTONY N. DODD AND ALEX A.R. WEBB

Part 3 Rhythms, Clocks and Development

  • 9 How Plants Identify the Season by Using a Circadian Clock , WOLFGANG ENGELMANN
  • 10 Rhythmic Stem Extension Growth and Leaf Movements as Markers of Plant Behaviour: the Integral Output from Endogenous and Environmental , JOHANNES NORMANN, MARCO VERVLIET-SCHEEBAUM, JOLANA T.P. ALBRECHTOVA AND EDGAR WAGNER
  • 11 Rhythms and Morphogenesis , PETER W. BARLOW AND JACQUELINE LÜCK
  • 12 Molecular Aspects of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock , TRACEY ANN CUIN

Part 4 Theoretical Aspects of Rhythmical Plant Behaviour

  • 13 Rhythms, Clocks and Deterministic Chaos in Unicellular Organisms , DAVID LLOYD
  • 14 Modelling Ca2??Oscillations in Plants , GERALD SCHÖNKNECHT AND CLAUDIA BAUER
  • 15 Noise-Induced Phenomena and Complex Rhythms: Theoretical Considerations, Modelling and Experimental Evidence , MARC-THORSTEN HÜTT AND ULRICH LÜTTGE
  • 16 Modelling Oscillations of Membrane Potential Difference , MARY JANE BEILBY

Subject Index

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