Environmental Sciences

Advances in Selected Plant Physiology Aspects

Edited by Giuseppe Montanaro and Bartolomeo Dichio, ISBN 978-953-51-0557-2, 388 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 25, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1874

The book provides general principles and new insights of some plant physiology aspects covering abiotic stress, plant water relations, mineral nutrition and reproduction. Plant response to reduced water availability and other abiotic stress (e.g. metals) have been analysed through changes in water absorption and transport mechanisms, as well as by molecular and genetic approach. A relatively new aspects of fruit nutrition are presented in order to provide the basis for the improvement of some fruit quality traits. The involvement of hormones, nutritional and proteomic plant profiles together with some structure/function of sexual components have also been addressed. Written by leading scientists from around the world it may serve as source of methods, theories, ideas and tools for students, researchers and experts in that areas of plant physiology.