About the book
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.