Progress in Botany

Progress in Botany 69

Editors: Lüttge, Ulrich, Beyschlag, Wolfram, Murata, Jin (Eds.)

  • Reviews the latest results in the major areas of the plant sciences over the past one to two years
  • Features a new volume of insightful reviews every year
  • Includes reviews covering genetics, cell biology, physiology, comparative morphology, systematics, ecology, and vegetation science
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With regard to global climate changes, one of our future challenges will be to develop crop plants that cope better with changing environmental conditions. Abiotic stress is estimated to be the primary cause of crop loss worldwide, with the potential to cause a reduction of more than 50% in the average yield of the main crops. Climatic extremes are known to trigger senescence processes. Many different agriculturally important traits are affected by senescence, like number and quality of seeds, timing of seed set, fruit ripening, etc. . Despite the importance of the sen- cence processes, our knowledge on the regulatory mechanisms of senescence is still poor. However, senescence is not a chaotic breakdown, but an orderly loss of normal cell functions. In contrast to aging processes which have a passive and non-regulated degenerative character (for a review, see Krupinska et al. 2003), senescence is an active and highly regulated process. Senescence can be initiated by exogenous and endogenous triggers. The most important endogenous factors inducing senescence are the age of the leaves and the age and developmental stage of the plant. The leaves of annual plants show a continuous decrease in their photosynthesis rate after full expansion (Batt and Woolhause 1975; Hensel et al. 1993). In fast-aging plants like Arabidopsis, photosynthetic capacity of the leaves decreases by 50% within 4–6 days of full leaf expansion under continuous light conditions (Hensel et al. 1993).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Ecophysiology: Migrations Between Different Levels of Scaling

    Kluge, Manfred

    Pages 5-34

  • Variability of Recombination Rates in Higher Plants

    Esch, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Functional Markers in Resistance Breeding

    Ingvardsen, Christina Roenn (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Extranuclear Inheritance: Plastid—Nuclear Cooperation in Photosystem I Assembly in Photosynthetic Eukaryotes

    Schöttler, Mark Aurel (et al.)

    Pages 89-115

  • Molecular Cell Biology: Are Reactive Oxygen Species Regulators of Leaf Senescence?

    Zentgraf, Ulrike (et al.)

    Pages 117-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progress in Botany 69
Editors
  • Ulrich Lüttge
  • Wolfram Beyschlag
  • Jin Murata
Series Title
Progress in Botany
Series Volume
69
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72954-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72954-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72953-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09204-6
Series ISSN
0340-4773
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 479
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