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Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Structure and Function of Roots

Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Structure and Function of Roots, June 20–26, 1993, Stará Lesná, Slovakia

Editors: Baluska, F., Dr. Milada Ciamporova, S.A.o.S., Gasparíková, O., Barlow, P.W. (Eds.)

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In 1971, the late Dr. J. Kolek of the Institute of Botany, Bratislava, organized the first International Symposium devoted exclusively to plant roots. At that time, perhaps only a few of the participants, gathered together in Tatranska Lomnica, sensed that a new era of root meetings was beginning. Nevertheless, it is now clear that Dr. Kolek's action, undertaken with his characteristic enormous enthusiasm, was rather pioneering, for it started a series a similar meetings. Moreover, what was rather exceptional at the time was the fact that the meeting was devoted to the functioning of just a single organ, the root. One possible reason for the unexpected success of the original, perhaps naive, idea of a Root Symposium might lie with the fact that plant roots have always been extremely popular as experimental material for cytologists, biochemists and physiologists whishing to probe processes as diverse as cell division and solute transport. Of course, the connection of roots with the rest of the plant is not forgotten either. This wide variety of disciplines is now coupled with the development of increasingly sophisticated experimental techniques to study some of these old problems. These factors undoubtedly contribute to the necessity of continuing the tradition of the root symposia. The common theme of root function gives, in addition, a certain unity to all these diverse activities.

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`The book, as other volumes of this series, is well produced. It can be receommended to everybody searching up-to-date information concerning root anatomy and physiology.'
Biologia Plantarum, 38:1 (1996)

Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • Structure and function at the root apex — phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspectives on apical cells and quiescent centres

    Pages 3-18

    Barlow, Peter W.

  • The origin of the basal part of the embryo root in Brassica napus L. and its role in growth of early seedlings

    Pages 19-26

    Tykarska, T. (et al.)

  • Radicle of Echinocactus platyacanthus (Cactaceae)

    Pages 27-31

    Lux, Alexander (et al.)

  • The relation between cell size, chromosome length and the orientation of chromosomes in dividing root cortex cells

    Pages 33-39

    Oud, J. L. (et al.)

  • Importance of the post-mitotic isodiametric growth (PIG) region for growth and development of roots

    Pages 41-51

    Baluška, František (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structure and Function of Roots
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Structure and Function of Roots, June 20–26, 1993, Stará Lesná, Slovakia
Editors
  • F. Baluska
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences Dr. Milada Ciamporova
  • Otília Gasparíková
  • Peter W. Barlow
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
58
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3101-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3101-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2832-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4402-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 354
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