312 pages | 37 B/W Illus.
Woody plants have distinct growth and development habits. Being sessile and perennial species, woody plants are challenged by multiple stresses year-round or facing repeated stress attacks during their lives. A stress challenge in one season may impact the plant performance in other seasons or years; therefore, woody plants must develop specific mechanisms to minimize the damage caused by various stresses. Although all plant species share the basic physiological process, the unique characteristics of woody species in anatomy structure, body size, growth habit, and life expectancy contribute to significant differences in their responses to different environmental stresses compared to herbaceous plants.
Written by a group of experts, Stress Physiology of Woody Plants, is comprised of 11 chapters profoundly describing the uniqueness of plant structure, growth and development, photosynthesis and respiration, and growth regulation in woody species. It summarizes findings in the responses of woody plants to major environmental stresses including drought, nutrient deficiency, salinity, low temperature, oxidative stress, heavy metal, and multiple stresses.
This book serves as a textbook and major reference by students and researchers of plant physiology, horticulture, forestry, and plant molecular biology and teaches a better understanding of the mechanisms of plant response to individual or combined stresses in woody species.
Woody Plant Structure - Todd P. West
Plant Growth and Development - Bryan J. Peterson and Renae E. Moran
Photosynthesis and Respiration in Woody Plants - Wenhao Dai and Qi Zhang
Plant Growth Regulation - Yoo Gyeong Park1, Abinaya Manivannan, Prabhakaran Soundararajan, and Byoung Ryong Jeong
Plant Response to Drought Stress - Rakefet David-Schwartz, Hanan Stein, Eran Raveh, David Granot, Nir Carmi, Tamir Klein
Plant Response to Mineral Nutrient Deficiency - Danqiong Huang and Wenhao Dai
Plant Response to Salinity Stress - Qi Zhang and Wenhao Dai
Plant Response to Low Temperature - Guo-qing Song
Plant Response to Oxidative Stress - Rolston St. Hilaire
Plant Response to Heavy Metal Stress - Raj Narayan Roy
Plant Response to Multiple Stresses - Da-Gang Hu and Yu-Jin Hao