Vascular Transport in Plants


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Vascular Transport in Plants provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It will be a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology. The book considers long-distance transport from the perspective of molecular level processes to whole plant function, allowing readers to integrate information relating to vascular transport across multiple scales. The book is unique in presenting xylem and phloem transport processes in plants together in a comparative style that emphasizes the important interactions between these two parallel transport systems.

* Includes 105 exceptional figures
* Discusses xylem and phloem transport in a single volume, highlighting their interactions
* Syntheses of structure, function and biology of vascular transport by leading authorities
* Poses unsolved questions and stimulates future research
* Provides a new conceptual framework for vascular function in plants
  • Part I: Fundamentals of transport
    • Chapter 1: Perspectives on the Biophysics of Xylem Transport
    • Chapter 2: Physiochemical Determinants of Phloem Transport
    • Chapter 3: Pathways and Mechanisms of Phloem Loading
    • Chapter 4: Stomatal Control and Water Transport in the Xylem
  • Part II: Transport attributes of leaves, roots, and fruits
    • Chapter 5: Leaf Hydraulics and Its Implications in Plant Structure and Function
    • Chapter 6: Interaction of Phloem and Xylem During Phloem Loading: Functional Symplasmic Roles for Thin- and Thick-Walled Sieve Tubes in Monocotyledons
    • Chapter 7: Water Flow in Roots: Structural and regulatory features
    • Chapter 8: Roots as an Integrated Part of the Translocation Pathway
    • Chapter 9: Growth and Water Transport in Fleshy Fruit
  • Part III: Integration of xylem and phloem
    • Chapter 10: The Stem Apoplast: A potential communication channel in plant growth regulation
    • Chapter 11: The Role of Potassium in Long Distance Transport in Plants
    • Chapter 12: Coordination Between Shoots and Roots
    • Chapter 13: Sweeping Water, Oozing Carbon: Long Distance Transport and Patterns of Rhizosphere Resource Exchange
  • Part IV: Development, structure, and function
    • Chapter 14: From Cambium to Early Cell Differentiation Within the Secondary Vascular System
    • Chapter 15: Structure-Function Relationships in Sapwood Water Transport and Storage
    • Chapter 16: Efficiency Versus Safety Tradeoffs for Water Conduction in Angiosperm Vessels Versus Gymnosperm Tracheids
    • Chapter 17: Vascular Constraints and Long Distance Transport in Dicots
  • Part V: Limits to long distance transport
    • Chapter 18: Embolism Repair and Long Distance Water Transport
    • Chapter 19: Impacts of Freezing on Long Distance Transport in Woody Plants
    • Chapter 20: Interactive Effects of Freezing and Drought on Long Distance Transport: A Case Study of Chaparral Shrubs of California
    • Chapter 21: Transport Challenges in Tall Trees
    • Chapter 22: Senescence in Secondary Xylem: Heartwood Formation as an Active Developmental Program
  • Part VI: Evolution of transport tissues
    • Chapter 23: The Evolutionary History of Roots and Leaves
    • Chapter 24: Are Vessels in Seed Plants Evolutionary Innovations to Similar Ecological Contexts?
    • Chapter 25: Hydraulic Properties of the Xylem in Plants of Different Photosynthetic Pathways
  • Part VII: Synthesis
    • Chapter 26: Integration of Long Distance Transport Systems in Plants: Perspectives and Prospects for Future Research