Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of water use efficiency at the molecular, cellular, whole plant, and community levels to present the treatment with a biological focus. This area of biology is of direct relevance to agricultural economics in a changing environment.
Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology outlines the definitions applicable to water use efficiency, the fundamental physiology and biochemistry governing the efficiency of carbon versus water loss, the environmental regulation of this process, and the detailed physiological basis by which the plant exerts control over such efficiency.
This is a crucial resource for researchers and professionals working in plant physiology, developmental biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology.
Preface. Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology. What is Water Use Efficiency? Water Use Efficiency and Photosynthesis. Water Use Efficiency and Chemical Signaling. Physiological Approaches to Enhance Water Use Efficiency in Agriculture: Exploiting Plant Signaling in Novel Irrigation Practice. Agronomic Approaches to Increasing Water Use Efficiency. Plant Nutrition and Water Use Efficiency. Crop Yield and Water Use Efficiency: A Case Study. Molecular Approaches to Unravel the Genetic Basis of Water Use Efficiency. Water Use Efficiency in the Farmers' Fields. Index.