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Plant Roots

The Hidden Half, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

Edited by Amram Eshel, Tom Beeckman

CRC Press

848 pages

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The decade since the publication of the third edition of this volume has been an era of great progress in biology in general and the plant sciences in particular. This is especially true with the advancements brought on by the sequencing of whole genomes of model organisms and the development of "omics" techniques. This fourth edition of Plant Root

Table of Contents

The Evolution and Genomics of Roots. The Origin of Roots. Arabidopsis Root. Root Structure. Cellular Patterning of the Root Meristem. Cellular Patterning in the Root Epidermis. Structure and Function of Three Suberized Cell Layers. Lateral Root Development. Vascular Development in Arabidopsis. Roots. Secondary Growth of Tree Roots. Rice: A Model Plant to Decipher the Hidden Origin of Adventitious Roots. Genetic Analysis of Maize Root Development. Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Adventitious Root Formation. Regulation of Root Growth. Auxin Signaling in Primary Roots. Role of Gibberellins in Root Growth. Molecular Basis of Cytokinin Action during Root Development. Ethylene Regulates Root Growth and Development. Abscisic Acid in Root Growth and Development. Brassinosteroid Signaling in Root Development. Role of Strigolactones in Root Development and Communication. Root Gravitropism. Calcium: From Root Macronutrient to Mechanical Signal. Soil Resource Acquisition. Root-Based Solutions to Increasing Crop Productivity. Root Architecture and Resource Acquisition. Root pH Regulation. Root Water Uptake and Water Flow in the Soil-Root Domain. Inorganic Nitrogen Acquisition and Signaling. Nutrient Uptake and Root System Architecture Modeling. Global Change and Root Lifespan. Developmental Adaptations in Roots of Desert Plants with Special Emphasis on Cacti. Root Systems of Woody Plants. Roots as a Source of Food. Root Response to Stress. Temperature Effects on Root Growth. Flooding Tolerance Mechanisms in Roots. Plant Roots under Aluminum Stress. Root Responses to Trace Metallic Elements. Maintaining Root Growth in Drying Soil. Effects of Salinity on Root Growth. Soil Mechanical Resistance and Root Growth and Function. Root-Rhizosphere Interactions. Fungal Root Endophytes. Molecular Physiology of Tree Ectomycorrhizal Interactions. Mycorrhizae-Rhizosphere Determinants of Plant Communities. Response of Soybean

About the Editors

Amram Eshel was born and raised in Israel. He received his degrees from Tel Aviv University, where he was a member of the academic staff from 1980 until his retirement in 2012. During this time, he held short visiting appointments at Ohio Agricultural Research Center in Wooster, Ohio; Michigan State University; The Pennsylvania State University; CNRS at Gif-Sur-Yvette; and University of Western Australia. His main research interests are in the area of plant physiological ecology, especially as related to mineral nutrition and water relations. He is the manager of the Sarah Racine Root Research Laboratory at Tel Aviv University.

Tom Beeckman studied botany at Ghent University in Belgium and, after performing postdoctoral research at the Molecular Genetics Department, became group leader of the Root Development Group at the Flanders Institute of Biotechnology (VIB) in 2001. In 2007, he became a professor at Ghent University, teaching plant developmental biology. He has devoted a considerable part of his research to understanding how cell division is integrated into plant developmental processes, especially during the branching of roots.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General