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Rhythms in Plants

Phenomenology, Mechanisms, and Adaptive Significance

  • Stefano Mancuso
  • Sergey Shabala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Physiological Implications of Oscillatory Processes in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sergio Mugnai, Elisa Azzarello, Elisa Masi, Camilla Pandolfi, Stefano Mancuso
      Pages 77-90
  3. Stomata Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Anders Johnsson
      Pages 93-113
    3. Michael R. Blatt, Carlos Garcia-Mata, Sergei Sokolovski
      Pages 115-133
    4. Katharine E. Hubbard, Carlos T. Hotta, Michael J. Gardner, Soeng Jin Baek, Neil Dalchau, Suhita Dontamala et al.
      Pages 157-177
  4. Rhythms, Clocks and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Johannes Normann, Marco Vervliet-Scheebaum, Jolana T. P. Albrechtová, Edgar Wagner
      Pages 199-217
    3. Peter W. Barlow, Jacqueline Lück
      Pages 219-243
  5. Theoretical Aspects of Rhythmical Plant Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Gerald Schönknecht, Claudia Bauer
      Pages 295-311

About this book


Rhythmic behaviour is quintessential to life itself. Advances in plant molecular biology, micro/nanotechnology and applied mathematics provide new tools for understanding how environmental signals and internal clocks regulate rhythmic gene expression and development, and how these signals are translated into physiological responses at various levels of structural organisation.

This book reviews recent progress in assessing underlying mechanisms controlling plant circadian and ultradian oscillations, and their physiological implications for growth, development, and adaptive responses to the environment. It focuses on mechanisms and theoretical concepts at the level of the cell to the entire plant. Written by a diverse group of leading researchers, it will surely spark the interest of readers from many branches of science: from physicists and chemists wishing to learn about multi-faceted rhythms in plant biology, to biologists dealing with state-of-the-art modelling of such rhythmic phenomena.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Mancuso
    • 1
  • Sergey Shabala
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Horticulture LINV International Laboratory on Plant NeurobiolUniversity of FlorenceSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.School of Agricultural ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaTasAustralia

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