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Communication in Plants

Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life

Editors: Baluska, Frantisek, Mancuso, Stefano, Volkmann, Dieter (Eds.)

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Plant neurobiology is a newly emerging field of plant sciences. It covers signalling and communication at all levels of biological organization – from molecules up to ecological communities. In this book, plants are presented as intelligent and social organisms with complex forms of communication and information processing.

Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune system, abilities of plants to recognize self, signal transduction, receptors, plant neurotransmitters and plant neurophysiology. Further, plants are able to recognize the identity of herbivores and organize the defence responses accordingly. The similarities in animal and plant neuronal/immune systems are discussed too. All these hidden aspects of plant life and behaviour will stimulate further intense investigations in order to understand the communicative plants in their whole complexity.

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"As we enter the new millennium, plant biology is witnessing dramatic advancement in studies related to complex behaviour of higher plants which are now beginning to reveal intelligent behaviour. … The various, interesting aspects … were the subject of the 28 papers presented at the first Symposium on Plant Neurobiology held 17-20 May 2005 in Florence … . The papers include schemes, illustrations, and tables and, finally, an ample list of references to aid further in-depth study of the treated topics." (Advances in Horticultural Science, Vol. 20 (3), 2006)

"This book offers an interesting perspective and a unique way to integrate knowledge in plant signal transduction and sensory biology. I recommend it for advanced graduate students and faculty, and find it worthy of purchase by university libraries." (John Z. Kiss, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 83 (2), June, 2008)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • The Green Plant as an Intelligent Organism

    Pages 1-18

    Trewavas, Anthony

  • Neurobiological View of Plants and Their Body Plan

    Pages 19-35

    Baluška, František (et al.)

  • Charles Darwin and the Plant Root Apex: Closing a Gap in Living Systems Theory as Applied to Plants

    Pages 37-51

    Barlow, Peter W.

  • How Can Plants Choose the Most Promising Organs?

    Pages 53-63

    Sachs, T.

  • The Role of Root Apices in Shoot Growth Regulation: Support for Neurobiology at the Whole Plant Level?

    Pages 65-73

    Neumann, Peter M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communication in Plants
Book Subtitle
Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life
Editors
  • Frantisek Baluska
  • Stefano Mancuso
  • Dieter Volkmann
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28516-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-28516-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-28475-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06672-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 438
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