Comprehensive Practical Plant Physiology

Comprehensive Practical Plant Physiology

Subject: Agriculture and Life Sciences
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ISBN 9780230324466
Binding Paperback
Imprints Macmillan Publishers India
Edition 1
Language English

About the Book

Comprehensive Practical Plant Physiology is an endeavour to integrate experimental details with relevant theoretical information in the field of plant physiology, thus enabling students to have an access and a deeper insight into their experimental findings. The material is presented in a concise and lucid manner which the students will find easy to assimilate. The book, unlike other practical books available on the subject, provides due emphasis to the conceptual framework.

Organized into two major sections, the book in the first section provides an introduction to key concepts of each chapter, followed by actual experiments to be conducted by the students in their semester course work. Each experiment section concludes with few sample questions that can possibly be asked during viva-voce. Demonstration experiments follow next with a set of questions. Various laboratory techniques, and project works that can be undertaken by the students have also been discussed. Microchemical tests for major plant constituents are included at the end.

The second section focuses on in-depth analysis of wide-ranging topics of special interest to students;

• Metabolic cycles – both anabolic and catabolic

• Numericals dealing with pH, molecular movement of water between cells, and energy transformation during respiratory and fat metabolism

• Explanatory notes on many key physiological phenomena as well as on classical experiments that had a revolutionary impact on the development of the subject

• Review Questions with answers

• Distinguish between the following sets

• Sections on the seminal contributions of plant physiologists, whose discoveries mpacted our fundamental thoughts on the subject and the status and development of plant physiology in India

• A glossary is provided to help students in reviewing both new and familiar terms

• The book is profusely illustrated to enhance the clarity of the text

This 'self-contained' students-friendly book will come handy not only to undergraduate and postgraduate students of botany, agriculture, horticulture, or other related disciplines like life sciences, food and nutrition, and environmental sciences, etc., but also would be of much value to students opting plant physiology as a major paper in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Forest

Service (IFS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Eligibility Test (NET).
Table of Contents

  • Water A Universal Solvent. Diffusion, Imbibition, Osmosis and Water Potential Concept
  • Permeability
  • Absorption of Water
  • Ascent of Sap
  • Transpiration
  • Mineral Nutrition A Broad Perspective
  • Enzymes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Nitrogen Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Phloem Transport
  • Growth and Development A General Account
  • Plant Hormones A Historical Perspective
  • Secondary Plant Metabolites
  • Stress Physiology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Distinguish Between the Following Sets
  • Explanatory Notes on Key Physiological Phenomenon
  • Review Questions with Answers
  • Plant-Water Relations
  • Cellular Metabolism-Both Anabolic and Catabolic
  • Translocation of Photoassimilates
  • Growth and Related Phenomenon
  • Seminal Contributions of Plant Physiologists
  • The Status and Development of Plant Physiology in India
  • Metabolic Cycles