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Growth and Defence in Plants

Resource Allocation at Multiple Scales

Growth and Defence in Plants by R. Matyssek
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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.


Springer Berlin Heidelberg; September 2012
474 pages; ISBN 9783642306457
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Title: Growth and Defence in Plants
Author: R. Matyssek; Hans Schnyder; Wolfgang Oßwald; Dieter Ernst; Jean Charles Munch; Hans Pretzsch
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