Plant Tropisms

Plant Tropisms

Editor(s): Simon Gilroy, Patrick H. Masson

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813823232

Online ISBN: 9780470388297

DOI: 10.1002/9780470388297

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Signal Transduction in Gravitropism (pages 21–45)

      Benjamin R. Harrison, Miyo T. Morita, Patrick H. Masson and Masao Tasaka

    3. Chapter 5

      Touch Sensing and Thigmotropism (pages 91–122)

      Gabriele B. Monshausen, Sarah J. Swanson and Simon Gilroy

    4. Chapter 9

      Plan(t)s for Space Exploration (pages 183–195)

      Christopher S. Brown, Heike Winter Sederoff, Eric Davies, Robert J. Ferl and Bratislav Stankovic

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