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Rhythms in Plants

Dynamic Responses in a Dynamic Environment

  • Stefano Mancuso
  • Sergey Shabala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ultradian Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sergio Mugnai, Elisa Azzarello, Elisa Masi, Camilla Pandolfi, Stefano Mancuso
      Pages 19-34
    3. Johannes Normann, Lars Lehner, Marco Vervliet-Scheebaum, Josef Svoboda, Anezka Albrechtová, Edgar Wagner
      Pages 35-55
    4. L. McAusland, S. R. M. Vialet-Chabrand, J. S. A. Matthews, T. Lawson
      Pages 97-119
    5. Maria Teresa Portes, Daniel Santa Cruz Damineli, Nuno Moreno, Renato Colaço, Sílvia Costa, José A. Feijó
      Pages 121-156
    6. Anders Johnsson
      Pages 157-188
  3. Circadian Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Wolfgang Engelmann
      Pages 191-229
    3. Katharine E. Hubbard, Alex A. R. Webb
      Pages 231-255
    4. Selahattin Danisman, Julieta Mateos, Dorothee Staiger
      Pages 257-276
  4. Theoretical Aspects and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Marc-Thorsten Hütt, Ulrich Lüttge, Michel Thellier
      Pages 279-321
    3. Carla Minguet-Parramona, Yizhou Wang, Adrian Hills, Silvere Vialet-Chabrand, Howard Griffiths, Simon Rogers et al.
      Pages 323-342
    4. David Lloyd, Miguel A. Aon, Sonia Cortassa
      Pages 367-399
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-405

About this book


This second edition of a well-received book focuses on rhythmic behaviour in plants, which regulates all developmental and adaptive responses and can thus be regarded as quintessential to life itself. The chapters provide a timely update on recent advances in this field and comprehensively summarize the current state of knowledge concerning the molecular and physiological mechanisms behind circadian and ultradian oscillations in plants, their physiological implications for growth and development and adaptive responses to a dynamic environment. Written by a diverse group of leading researchers, the book will spark the interest of readers from many branches of science: from physicists and chemists wishing to learn about the multi-faceted rhythms in plants, to biologists and ecologists involved in the state-of-the-art modelling of complex rhythmic phenomena.



Biological clock Biological oscillations Circadian clock Circadian oscillations Circadian rhythms Circadian timing system Photoperiodic pathways Photoperiodism Pollen tube oscillator Rhythmic leaf movements Ultradian oscillations

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Mancuso
    • 1
  • Sergey Shabala
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agroalimentari e dell'Ambiente, LINV–International Lab for Plant NeurobiologyUniversity of FlorenceSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.School of Land and FoodUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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