Ecological Studies

Growth and Defence in Plants

Resource Allocation at Multiple Scales

Editors: Matyssek, R., Schnyder, H., Oßwald, W., Ernst, D., Munch, J.C., Pretzsch, H. (Eds.)

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Plants use resources, i.e. carbon, nutrients, water and energy, either for growth or to defend themselves from biotic and abiotic stresses. This volume provides a timely understanding of resource allocation and its regulation in plants, linking the molecular with biochemical and physiological-level processes. Ecological scenarios covered include competitors, pathogens, herbivores, mycorrhizae, soil microorganisms, carbon dioxide/ozone regimes, nitrogen and light availabilities. The validity of the “Growth-Differentiation Balance Hypothesis” is examined and novel theoretical concepts and approaches to modelling plant resource allocation are discussed. The results presented can be applied in plant breeding and engineering, as well as in resource-efficient stand management in agriculture and forestry.

 

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Balance Between Resource Sequestration and Retention: A Challenge in Plant Science

    Matyssek, R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Common Links of Molecular Biology with Biochemistry and Physiology in Plants Under Ozone and Pathogen Attack

    Ernst, D. (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Host–Parasite Interactions and Trade-offs Between Growth- and Defence-Related Metabolism Under Changing Environments

    Oßwald, W. (et al.)

    Pages 53-83

  • Conifer Defense Against Insects and Fungal Pathogens

    Kolosova, N. (et al.)

    Pages 85-109

  • The Rhizosphere: Molecular Interactions Between Microorganisms and Roots

    Hampp, R. (et al.)

    Pages 111-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Growth and Defence in Plants
Book Subtitle
Resource Allocation at Multiple Scales
Editors
  • Rainer Matyssek
  • Hans Schnyder
  • Wolfgang Oßwald
  • Dieter Ernst
  • Jean Charles Munch
  • Hans Pretzsch
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
220
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30645-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30645-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30644-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42878-4
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 474
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