Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the study of photoassimilate partitioning and source-sink relationhips, this work details the major aspects of source-sink physiology and metabolism, the integration of individual components and photoassimilate partitioning, and the whole plant source-sink relationships in 16 agriculturally important crops. The work examines in detail the components of carbon partitioning, such as ecology, photosynthesis, loading, transport and anatomy, and discusses the impact of genetic, environmental and agrotechnical factors on the parts of whole plant source-link physiology.
". . .a comprehensive reference on assimilate partitioning containing contributions from many of the leading scientists in the field. "
". . .gives a broad and very up-to-date picutre of important progress in the field.. . .an exceptionally valuable monograph.. . . . . .recommend[ed]. . .both to advanced students and plant biology researchers as well as to specialists in crop biology. "
---Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
". . .strongly recommend[ed]. . .as a standard which should be present on every scientific library bookshelf. Plant physiologists who have to teach this field will discover in this book a unqiue source for lecture and seminars. Experts will profit from the outstanding number of references. "
---Journal of Plant Physiology