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Cover for Plant response to acid rain stress.

Acid rain is known as the 'air killer' because of its devastating damage to the ecosystem. As the major factor in the terrestrial ecosystem, the toxic effect of acid rain on plants has attracted more attention of researchers. The loss in agriculture and forestry caused by acid rain aggravates the...

Author(s)
Liang, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant water relations.

This chapter provides information on the common response of pawpaws (Carica papaya) to water stress, including chlorophyll fluorescence, electrolyte leakage, water potential, photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and intercellular CO2. Pawpaw can tolerate some water deficit without significant...

Author(s)
Girón, A.; Alcocer, C.; Espadas, F.; Talavera, C.; Estrella, H.; Chan, A.; Fuentes, G.; Sisir Mitra; Santamaria, J. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of physiology and growing environment on productivity.

This chapter focuses on the potential effects from a range of environmental factors (sunlight, temperature and water availability) on pawpaw development, i.e. photosynthesis, productivity and whole plant physiology.

Author(s)
Zhou ZiWei; Ford, R.; Kanchana-Udomkan, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Models of vegetable growth and development.

This chapter focuses on models of vegetable growth and development. Mathematical models, empirical crop models, mechanistic crop models, modeling spatial aspects of plant growth, genomic models, and modeling produce quality are discussed. Models used to provide information on light interception and ...

Author(s)
Stützel, H.; Chen T. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Structural and developmental physiology.

This chapter provides information on anatomy and morphology, photoperiod and temperature regulation of development, dormancy, cold hardiness, photosynthesis and carbon allocation patterns, water relations, and plant nutrition of strawberries.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How plants live and grow.

Air, water, soil and light are the basic resources essential for plants in food gardens. But how do plants use each of these to live and grow to produce the benefits we want, either through their harvest, their appearance, aroma, or other characteristics? This chapter explore answers to this...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Profile of an invasive plant: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>.

In this chapter, current information on the taxonomy and distribution of M. micrantha are summarized, followed by a review of relevant details on its life cycle and physiological ecology. The last of these topics has received much attention over recent years and advances have been made in...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop environment, plant growth and physiology.

This chapter discusses carbon assimilation, water use, and the effects of environmental factors (such as temperature, irradiation, water stress, flooding, carbon dioxide enrichment, hail and salinity) on morphological, anatomical and physiological features, as well as adaptations, of pineapple.

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radiation and dry matter production.

This chapter focuses on solar radiation and its role in the net photosynthesis of single leaves. Information on the solar radiation interception and dry matter accumulation in crop stands are also presented.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter

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