Plant Ecophysiology

Root Physiology: from Gene to Function

Editors: Lambers, Hans, Colmer, Timothy D. (Eds.)

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In the last decade, enormous progress has been made on the physiology of plant roots, including on a wide range of molecular aspects. Much of that progress has been captured in the chapters of this book. Breakthroughs have been made possible through integration of molecular and whole-plant aspects. The classical boundaries between physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology have vanished. There has been a strong focus on a limited number of model species, including Arabidopsis thaliana. That focus has allowed greater insight into the significance of specific genes for plant development and functioning. However, many species are very different from A. thaliana, in that they are mycorrhizal, develop a symbiosis with N2-fixing microsymbionts, or have other specialised root structures. Also, some have a much greater capacity to resist extreme environments, such as soil acidity, salinity, flooding or heavy-metal toxicities, due to specific adaptations. Research on species other than A. thaliana is therefore pivotal, to develop new knowledge in plant sciences in a comprehensive manner. This fundamental new knowledge can be the basis for important applications in, e.g., agriculture and plant conservation. Although significant progress has been made, much remains to be learnt. It is envisaged that discoveries made in the recent past will likely lead to major breakthroughs in the next decade.

Reprinted from Plant and Soil, 274:1-2 (2005).

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Acclimation to soil flooding — sensing and signal-transduction

    Eric J.W. Visser, Laurentius A.C.J. Voesenek

    Pages

  • Roles of aquaporins in root responses to irrigation

    Rebecca Vandeleur, et al.

    Pages

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Root Physiology: from Gene to Function
Editors
  • Hans Lambers
  • Timothy D. Colmer
Series Title
Plant Ecophysiology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4099-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4099-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4098-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7041-8
Series ISSN
1572-5561
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 270
Additional Information
Reprinted from Plant and Soil, Volume 274 (2005)
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