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Plant Growth

Nihal Gören Sağlam

Istanbul University Department of Botany


Cell Differentiation Morphogenesis Cell Wall Plant Hormones Seed Development Seed Structure Senescence Abscission Environmental Signals Biotic and Abiotic Factors Tropisms Photoreceptors

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Like all other living organisms, plants are born, grow and develop and eventually die. With the growth event, a complex structure consisting of more complex organs than a single simple cell is formed. Plant growth is the process by which the plant grows in size. A matured plant has a strong stem and healthy leaves. The growth process is enhanced by the nutrients and the light energy that is used during photosynthesis. As in all living things, growth and development in plants are affected by internal and external factors. This book deals with plant groth and development. It wil be organised into six sections: 1.Characteristics of plant growth, 2. Cell growth, 3. Plant hormones in regulation of plant growth, 4. Seed development, 5.Senescence and abscission, 6. Environmental regulation of plant growth This book aims to be helpful for students on advanced courses in agriculture, biology and biochemistry as well as scientists and researchers.

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Nihal Gören Sağlam

Istanbul University Department of Botany

Nihal Gören Sağlam has obtained her Bsc degree (1995-2000), Msc degree (2001-2004) and PhD (2004-2009) at Istanbul University Department of Biology (Plant Physiology). From 2002 till 2009 she has been Research Assistant at Istanbul University, Department of Botany. From 2010 till 2011 she was a Post-Doctoral researcher (Warwick University, School of Life Sciences, UK). From 2009 she has been Research Assistant Dr. at Istanbul University Department of Botany. Her research experience/interests are: Plant Physiology, Senescence hormon interactions, Stress senescence interactions, Microarray, gene expression, Protein-DNA interactions (Yeast-1-Hybrid), Confocal microscopy She has had following International Training: 1. Post-Doctoral Researcher (2010-2011)– School of Life Sciences, Warwick University, UK, (Tubitak Grant) 2.Academic Visitor (2008, 6 months)- Warwick HRI, UK 3.“Molecular Aspects of Salt and Drought Tolerance in Crops (Plants)” 2007, University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt (ICGEB Grant) 4. Academic Visitor (2006, 3 months)- Warwick HRI, UK

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