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By R. Matyssek (Editor), Hans Schnyder (Editor), Wolfgang Oßwald (Editor)
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Plants use resources, i.e. carbon, nutrients, water and energy, either for growth or to defend themselves from biotic and abiotic stresses. This volume provides a timely understanding of resource allocation and its regulation in plants, linking the molecular with biochemical and physiological-level processes. Ecological scenarios covered include competitors, pathogens, herbivores, mycorrhizae, soil microorganisms, carbon dioxide/ozone regimes, nitrogen and light availabilities. The validity of the "Growth-Differentiation Balance Hypothesis" is examined and novel theoretical concepts and approaches to modelling plant resource allocation are discussed. The results presented can be applied in plant breeding and engineering, as well as in resource-efficient stand management in agriculture and forestry.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783642306440
ISBN-10: 3642306446
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 15th, 2012
Pages: 474
Language: English
Series: Ecological Studies

Growth and Defence in Plants: Resource Allocation at Multiple Scales (Ecological Studies #220) (Hardcover)