Plants In Action, 2nd Edition PDF files

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This on-line text book, produced by the Australian and New Zealand societies of plant sciences, makes high-quality, cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research freely available to users across the world.

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Contents page

Chapter 1 Light use and leaf gas exchange       PDF

Chapter 2   Carbon dioxide assimilation and respiration    PDF

Chapter 3 Water movement in plants  PDF

Feature Essay 3.1 

Chapter 4 Nutrient uptake from soils  PDF

Chapter 5 Phloem transport    PDF

Chapter 6 Growth analysis: a quantitative approach    PDF

Chapter 7 – Plant and cell growth  PDF

first edition Chapter 8 – Physical cues for growth and reproduction  PDF

first edition Chapter 9 – Plant hormones : chemical signalling in plant development  PDF

first edition Chapter 10 – Differentiation and gene expression    PDF

Chapter 11 Fruit growth, ripening and post-harvest physiology     PDF

Chapter 12 Sunlight and plant production  PDF

first edition Chapter 13 – Carbon dioxide: a universal substrate    PDF

Chapter 14 Temperature: a driving force for plant growth and acclimation     PDF

first edition   Chapter 15 – Water: a limiting factor    PDF

first edition  Chapter 16 – Nutrients: a sparse resource  PDF

first edition  Chapter 17 – Salt: an environmental stress  PDF

Chapter 18 Waterlogging and submergence     PDF

first edition Chapter 19 – Fire: an ecosystem sculpture  PDF

first edition Chapter 20 – Herbicide resistance: a case of rapid evolution  PDF