Signaling and Communication in Plants

Plant-Environment Interactions

From Sensory Plant Biology to Active Plant Behavior

Editors: Baluska, Frantisek (Ed.)

  • Covers new and exciting aspects of communication and behaviour in plants

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About this book

Our image of plants is changing dramatically away from passive entities merely subject to environmental forces and organisms that are designed solely for the accumulation of photosynthate. Plants are revealing themselves to be dynamic and highly sensitive organisms that actively and competitively forage for limited resources, both above and below ground, organisms that accurately gauge their circumstances, use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis, and take clear actions to mitigate and control diverse environmental threats. Moreover, plants are also capable of complex recognition of self and non-self and are territorial in behavior. They are as sophisticated in behavior as animals but their potential has been masked because it operates on time scales many orders of magnitude less than those of animals. Plants are sessile organisms. As such, the only alternative to a rapidly changing environment is rapid adaptation. This book will focus on all these new and exciting aspects of plant biology.

Reviews

From the reviews: “The main thesis of this book is that plants monitor and integrate many abiotic and biotic parameters in their environment. … The scientific references cited are up-to-date. … The authors attempt to use an integrative approach to synthesizing the literature to demonstrate the dynamic nature of plants. With its diverse topics, this book would provide a valuable overview in advanced graduate classes in plant biology. Summing Up: Recommended. Academic collections, upper-division undergraduate through researchers/faculty.” (J. Z. Kiss, Choice, Vol. 47 (4), December, 2009)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Mechanical Integration of Plant Cell

    Baluska, František (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Mechanical Integration of Plant Cells

    Kasprowicz, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Root Behavior in Response to Aluminum Toxicity

    Poschenrieder, Charlotte (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

  • Communication and Signaling in the Plant–Fungus Symbiosis: The Mycorrhiza

    Seddas, Pascale (et al.)

    Pages 45-71

  • Role of g -Aminobutyrate and g -Hydroxybutyrate in Plant Communication

    Shelp, Barry J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-84

Buy this book

eBook $249.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-89230-4
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Hardcover $319.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-89229-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $319.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-10037-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant-Environment Interactions
Book Subtitle
From Sensory Plant Biology to Active Plant Behavior
Editors
  • Frantisek Baluska
Series Title
Signaling and Communication in Plants
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-89230-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-89230-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-89229-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10037-6
Series ISSN
1867-9048
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Topics