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Plant Physiology and Development

Seventh Edition

Lincoln Taiz, Ian Max Møller, Angus Murphy, and Eduardo Zeiger, Emeritus Author

Publication Date - August 2022

ISBN: 9780197577240

864 pages
Hardcover
8.5 x 10.875 inches

Retail Price to Students: $214.99

“Up-to-date, comprehensive, and meticulously illustrated, the improved integration of developmental material throughout the text ensures that Plant Physiology and Development provides the best educational foundation possible for the next generation of plant biologists. Collaboration with highly-respected contributing plant biologists ensures a current and authoritative volume that incorporates the latest confirmed findings.”

Description

Plant Physiology and Development incorporates the latest advances in plant biology, making Plant Physiology the most authoritative and widely used upper-division plant biology textbook. Up to date, comprehensive, and meticulously illustrated, the improved integration of developmental material throughout the text ensures that Plant Physiology and Development provides the best educational foundation possible for the next generation of plant biologists.

This new, updated edition includes current information to improve understanding while maintaining the core structure of the book. Figures have been revised and simplified wherever possible. To eliminate redundancy, stomatal function (Chapter 10 in the previous edition) has been reassigned to other chapters. In addition, a series of feature boxes related to climate change are also included in this edition.

An enhanced ebook with embedded self-assessment, Web Topics and Web Essays and Study Questions is available with this edition.

New to this Edition

  • New Introductory Unit 1, Structure and Information Systems of Plant Cells, containing four chapters that have been revised to serve as an introductory unit that can be used to ensure all students begin with a common starting point. The reorganization of Unit 1 also enables modernization of the teaching of traditional physiological topics by introducing genomics, molecular genetics, genome editing, and the basic concepts of signal transduction at the outset of the course. Unit 1 is also organized in a manner that allows the chapters to be used as reference material as students engage with the topics of subsequent chapters.
  • Inclusion of highlight boxes that address climate change and biotechnology topics that are relevant to plant physiology.
  • Chapter 15: Abiotic Stress has been brought forward to serve as a tool to assist students in integration of the concepts learned in the first three units of the text.
  • The subject of Vegetative Growth and Organogenesis is now addressed in two chapters. Chapter 18: Vegetative Growth on the Primary Axis focuses on meristems and primary root, shoot and leaf development. Chapter 19: Vegetative Growth and Organogenesis: Branching and Secondary Growth includes updated sections describing the development of root architecture, cambial function, and epicormic branching.
  • Chapter 24: Biotic Interactions has been reformulated to better integrate the concepts of Development with the first three units of the text. New material on plant responses to herbivory and pathogens has been extensively incorporated into the chapter.
  • In addition to Topical Boxes, web-based Web Topics and Essays have been extensively updated to reflect new developments and to highlight plant breeding/biotechnology and the impacts of climate change. The Web material amplifies the theme of integrative approaches to solve global problems in food production, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability.
  • Improves on efforts to include the most recent and important developments in plant science at a level of complexity that is appropriate for third- and fourth-year undergraduate plant physiology classes.
  • Advanced genomics, molecular-assisted breeding, and plant genome engineering with CRISPR and similar tools are presented by leaders in the field.
  • Conservative nomenclature for genes, gene products, mutants, and epigenetic factors has been standardized throughout the text.
  • Concise suggested readings are included at the end of each textbook chapter and links to a more extensive online bibliography. Web Topics and Web Essays include associated references.
  • New chapter authors, who are leaders in their respective field, bring an enhanced sense of relevance to the material presented.

Features

  • Collaboration with a stellar group of contributing plant biologists ensures a current and authoritative volume that incorporates all the latest findings
  • Full-color illustrations complement and clarify the text
  • Referenced throughout, Web Topics and Web Essays on the Companion Website (Oxford Learning Link) enhance the textbook's coverage on a wide range of topics
  • In-text bold-facing highlights key terms defined in the glossary
  • Each chapter includes a Summary and Suggested Reading

About the Author(s)

Lincoln Taiz is Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Taiz's main research focus has been on the structure, function, and evolution of vacuolar H+-A TPases. He has also worked on gibberellins, cell wall mechanical properties, metal transport, auxin transport, and stomata] opening.

Ian Max Møller is Associate Professor at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Biochemistry from Imperial College, London, UK. He has worked at Lund University, Sweden and, more recently, at Riso National Laboratory and the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Moller has investigated plant respiration throughout his career. His current interests include turnover ofreactive oxygen species and the role of protein oxidation in plant cells.

Angus Murphy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996. Dr. Murphy studies ATP-binding cassette transporters, auxin transport proteins, and the role of auxin transport in programmed and plastic growth.

Eduardo Zieger is a Professor Emiritus of Biology at the University of California at Los Angeles. He received a Ph.D. in Plant Genetics at the University of California at Davis. His research interests include stomatal function, the sensory transduction of blue-light responses, and the study of stomatal acclimations associated with increases in crop yields.

Table of Contents

    I. Structure and Information Systems of Plant Cells
    1 Plant and Cell Architecture
    2 Cell Walls: Structure, Formation, and Expansion
    3 Genome Structure and Gene Expression
    4 Signals and Signal Transduction
    II. Transport and Translocation of Water and Solutes
    5 Water and Plant Cells
    6 Water Balance of Plants
    7 Mineral Nutrition
    8 Solute Transport
    III. Biochemistry and Metabolism
    9 Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions
    10 Photosynthesis: The Carbon Reactions
    11 Photosynthesis: Physiological and Ecological Considerations
    12 Translocation in the Phloem
    13 Respiration and Lipid Metabolism
    14 Assimilation of Inorganic Nutrients
    15 Abiotic Stress
    IV. Growth and Development
    16 Signals from Sunlight
    17 Germination and Establishment
    18 Vegetative Growth on the Primary Axis
    19 Secondary Vegetative Growth
    20 Control of Flowering and Floral Development
    21 Gametophyte Development, Pollination, and Fruit Development
    22 Embryogenesis: The Origin of Plant Architecture
    23 Plant Senescence and Cell Death
    24 Biotic Interactions

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