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Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy

Editors: Hacke, Uwe G (Ed.)

  • ​Includes up-to-date information and the most recent results on functional and ecological xylem anatomy 
  • Features a unique structure, with focus on the xylem structure of some major plant groups that is interesting from an evolutionary and practical perspective
  • Lavishly illustrated including detailed photographs and drawings of xylem in color Written by a diverse collection of internationally known scholars
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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15783-2
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15782-5
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Softcover $149.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38246-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The book will describe the xylem structure of different plant groups, and will put the findings in a physiological and ecological context. For instance, when differences in vessel diameter are featured, then there will be an explanation why this matters for water transport efficiency and safety from cavitation. The focus is on the hydraulic function of xylem, although mechanical support and storage will also be covered. Featured plant groups include ferns (which only have primary xylem), conifers (tracheid-based xylem), lianas (extremely wide and long vessels), drought-adapted shrubs as well as the model systems poplar and grapevine. The book chapters will draw on the expertise and cutting edge research of a diversified group of internationally known researchers working in different anatomical and physiological sub-disciplines. Over the last two decades, much progress has been made in understanding how xylem structure relates to plant function. Implications for other timely topics such as drought-induced forest dieback or the regulation of plant biomass production will be discussed.

About the authors

Dr. Uwe Hacke serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Renewable Resources for the University of Alberta, as well as Canada Research Chair in Tree-Water Relations. He was a recipient of the 2013 C.D. Nelson Award from the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists for outstanding research contributions to plant biology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Structure and Function of Xylem in Seed-Free Vascular Plants: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Pittermann, Jarmila, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • The Hydraulic Architecture of Conifers

    Hacke, Uwe G. (et al.)

    Pages 39-75

  • Development, Structure, and Function of Torus–Margo Pits in Conifers, Ginkgo and Dicots

    Dute, Roland R., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Pages 77-102

  • The Hydraulic Architecture of Populus

    Hacke, Uwe G.

    Pages 103-131

  • Grapevine Xylem Development, Architecture, and Function

    Jacobsen, Anna L. (et al.)

    Pages 133-162

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15783-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15782-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38246-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy
Editors
  • Uwe G Hacke
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15783-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15783-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15782-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38246-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 281
Number of Illustrations
58 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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