Plant Tropisms: And other Growth Movements
This text explores the means, processes and mechanisms by which plants change the orientation and juxtapositions of various organs in order to optimize their harvest of energy, and examines the major stumuli which provokes such responses. These interactions are re-described for higher plants through to ferns, fungi and algae, and the text constantly emphasizes the functional significance of particular growth movements to plants in their natural surroundings.
action potentials apical asymmetry autotropism auxin auxin gradient behaviour blue light calcium cell membrane changes in growth chemical chemotropic circumnutation coiling coleoptile curvature curve Darwin dicot differential growth effects electrical environment epidermis ethylene example factors filaments Firn fungi gravitropic curvature gravitropic response growing growth rate growth regulator growth stimulation heliotropism higher plants horizontal hormones hyphae hypocotyls induced initial interaction investigation involved Jaffe leaf light intensity lower plants lower side mechanical stimulation negative occur orientation particular pattern petioles photonastic photoreceptor phototropic curvature phototropic response Phycomyces phytochrome pigment plant growth plant movements plant organs Plant Physiology Pohl & Russo pollen tube positive curvature receptor red light region regulatory result rhizoids role root cap Section seedlings sensitivity sensory shoots Sievers soil species sporangiophore starch grains statocytes statoliths stem stimulus reception suggested temperature tendrils thigmotropic tissues traumatropic tropic curvature tropic response tropisms turgor turgor movements vertical wounding
Page xiii - I am grateful to the following individuals and organizations who have kindly given permission for the reproduction of copyright material (figure numbers in parentheses): De Vries, J.
Page 188 - Effects of inhibitors of auxin transport and of calmodulin on a gravisensing-dependent current in maize roots. Plant Physiology 84, 847-50.
Page 187 - BANDURSKI, RS, A. SCHULZE, P. DAYANANDAN and PB KAUFMAN (1984). Response to gravity by Zea mays seedlings. I. Time course of the response. Plant Physiol.
Page 187 - Rathfelder EL (1985) Distribution and redistribution of extension growth along vertical and horizontal gravireacting maize roots. Planta 165 134-141 Barlow PW and Zieschang HE (1994) Root movements: towards an understanding through attempts to model the processes involved.