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Plant Physiology and Development

Sixth Edition

Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Ian M. Møller, and Angus Murphy

March 2018

ISBN: 9781605357454

896 pages

In Stock

Price: £54.99

Incorporates the latest advances in plant biology to provide the best educational foundation for the next generation of plant biologists.



Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.

Throughout its twenty-two year history, the authors of Plant Physiology and Development have continually updated the book to incorporate the latest advances in plant biology and implement pedagogical improvements requested by adopters. This has made Plant Physiology and Development the most authoritative, comprehensive, and widely-used upper-division plant biology textbook.

  • An up-to-date, comprehensive, and meticulously illustrated presentation of plant physiology and development

New to this edition

  • A new chapter titled Biotic Interactions—replacing the Fifth-Edition Chapter 13 on Secondary Metabolites and Plant Defense—discusses the integrated signaling responses to a spectrum of biological agents.
  • A completely rewritten chapter on Abiotic Stress discusses the use of genomics, systems biology, imaging, and bioinformatics tools in the study of abiotic stress. Recent efforts to develop drought-tolerant maize and flood-tolerant rice are described, as well as the role of ABA receptors, newly-identified regulatory networks, epigenetic changes in response to abiotic stress, and rapid systemic signaling.
  • The pathway of all nutrients essential in the human diet begins with plant roots "mining" the soil for mineral elements; the Sixth Edition explicitly examines the linkage between plant nutrition and human health.
  • The response of plants to rising atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide depends most strongly on their nitrogen status. The Sixth Edition describes the newly discovered mechanism for this dependence and how it will influence food quality in the future.
  • Exciting new findings on the mechanisms of mycorrhizal associations and symbiotic nitrogen fixation will be added, providing insights about the interdependence of plants and microorganisms.

About the Author(s)

Lincoln Taiz, University of California, Santa Cruz, Eduardo Zeiger, University of California, Los Angeles, Ian M. Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Angus Murphy, University of Maryland

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Lincoln Taiz and Ian Max Møller
    1:Plant and Cell Architecture, Lawrence Griffing
    2:Genome Structure and Gene Expression, Andreas Madlung
    Unit I. Transport and Translocation of Water and Solutes, Eduardo Zeiger and Ian Max Møller
    3:Water and Plant Cells, N. Michele Holbrook
    4:Water Balance of Plants, N. Michele Holbrook
    5:Mineral Nutrition, Arnold J. Bloom and Sally Smith
    6:Solute Transport, Sarah M. Assmann
    Unit II. Biochemistry and Metabolism, Eduardo Zeiger and Ian Max Møller
    7:Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions, Robert E. Blankenship
    8:Photosynthesis: The Carbon Reactions, Bob B. Buchanan and Ricardo A. Wolosiuk
    9:Photosynthesis: Physiological and Ecological Considerations, Darren Sandquist and James Ehleringer
    10:Stomatal Biology, Eduardo Zeiger
    11:Translocation in the Phloem, Susan Dunford
    12:Respiration and Lipid Metabolism, Allan G. Rasmusson, Ian Max Møller, and John Browse
    13:Assimilation of Inorganic Nutrients, Arnold J. Bloom
    Unit III. Growth and Development, Lincoln Taiz, Angus Murphy, and Ian Max Møller
    14:Cell Walls: Structure, Formation, and Expansion, Daniel J. Cosgrove
    15:Signals and Signal Transduction, Wendy Peer, Gabriele Monshausen, Angus Murphy, and Lincoln Taiz
    16:Signals from Sunlight, Wendy Peer, Joe Sullivan, John Christie, Angus Murphy, and Lincoln Taiz
    17:Embryogenesis, Bruce Veit and Angus Murphy
    18:Seed Dormancy, Germination, and Seedling Establishment, Wendy Peer, Angus Murphy, and Lincoln Taiz
    19:Vegetative Growth and Organogenesis, Wendy Peer, Christine Beveridge, Victor Busov, Angus Murphy, and Lincoln Taiz
    20:The Control of Flowering and Floral Development, Philip A. Wigge and Lincoln Taiz
    21:Gametophytes, Pollination, Seeds, and Fruits, Heven Sze, Graham Seymour, and Lincoln Taiz
    22:Plant Senescence and Cell Death, Lincoln Taiz
    23:Biotic Interactions, Jürgen Engelberth and Lincoln Taiz
    24:Abiotic Stress, Eduardo Blumwald and Ron Mittler

Additional Resources

For Students

The Plant Physiology and Development Companion Website includes content that expands on the coverage in the textbook as well as study and review resources for students.

* Topics
* Essays
* Study questions
* References

For Instructors

The Plant Physiology and Development Instructor's Resource Library includes the following resources:

* Figures & Tables: All of the textbook's figures (both line art and photographs) are provided as JPEG files at two sizes: high-resolution (excellent for use in PowerPoint) and low-resolution (ideal for web pages and other uses). All the artwork has been reformatted and optimized for exceptional image quality when projected in class.

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