Plant hormones and their role in plant growth and development


Plant hormones and their role in plant growth and development

edited by Peter J. Davies

M. Nijhoff , Distributors for the United States and Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1987, c1988

  • : hardback
  • : paperback

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Includes bibliographical references and index



Plant hormones playa crucial role in controlling the way in which plants grow and develop. While metabolism provides the power and building blocks for plant life it is the hormones that regulate the speed of growth of the individual parts and integrate these parts to produce the form that we recognize as a plant. In addition, they playa controlling role in the processes of reproduction. This book is a description of these natural chemicals: how they are synthesized and metabolized; how they work; how we measure them; and a description of some of the roles they play in regulating plant growth and development. This is not a conference proceedings but a selected collection of newly written, integrated, illustrated reviews describing our knowledge of plant hormones and the experimental work which is the foundation of this knowledge. The information in these pages is directed at advanced students and professionals in the plant sciences: botanists, biochemists, molecular biologists, or those in the horticultural, agricultural and forestry sciences. It is intended that the book should serve as a text and guide to the literature for graduate level courses in the plant hormones, or as a part of courses in plant or comparative development. Scientists in other disciplines who wish to know more about the plant hormones and their role in plants should also find this volume invaluable It is hoped that anyone with a reasonable scientific background can find valuable information in this book expounded in an understandable fashion.


A. Introduction.- 1 The plant hormones: Their nature, occurrence, and functions.- 2 The plant hormone concept: Transport, concentration, and sensitivity.- B. Hormone Synthesis and Metabolism.- 1 Auxin biosynthesis and metabolism.- 2 Gibberellin biosynthesis and metabolism.- 3 Cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolism.- 4 Biosynthesis and metabolism of ethylene.- 5 Abscisic acid biosynthesis and metabolism.- C. How Hormones Work.- 1 Auxin and cell elongation.- 2 The control of gene expression by auxin.- 3 Gibberellin and abscisic acid in germinating cereals.- 4 Hormone binding and its role in hormone action.- D. Hormone Analysis.- 1 Instrumental methods of plant hormone analysis.- 2 Immunoassay methods of plant hormone analysis.- E. The Functioning of Hormones in Plant Growth and Development.- 1 Ethylene in plant growth, development, and senescence.- 2 Polyamines as endogenous growth regulators.- 3 Gibberellins and plant cell elongation.- 4 The genetic control of growth via hormones.- 5 Auxin transport.- 6 The induction of vascular tissues by auxin.- 7 Hormones and the orientation of growth.- 8 Hormonal regulation of apical dominance.- 9 Hormones as regulators of water balance.- 10 Hormones and reproductive development.- 11 Hormones and heterosis in plants.- 12 The role of hormones in photosynthate partitioning and seed filling.- 13 The role of hormones during seed development.- 14 The role of hormones in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuberization.- 15 The hormonal control of bud and seed dormancy in woody plants.- 16 Hormones in plant senescence.- 17 Postharvest hormone changes in vegetables and fruit.- 18 Hormones in tissue culture and micropropagation.- 19 Natural and synthetic growth regulators and their use in horticultural and agronomic crops.- 20 Genes specifying auxin and cytokinin biosynthesis in prokaryotes.

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