Plant-Environment Interactions

From Sensory Plant Biology to Active Plant Behavior

  • Franti¿ek Balu¿ka

Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anna Kasprowicz, Daniel Kierzkowski, Michalina Maruniewicz, Marta Derba-Maceluch, Ewelina Rodakowska, Paweł Zawadzki et al.
    Pages 1-20
  3. Charlotte Poschenrieder, Montse Amenós, Isabel Corrales, Snezhana Doncheva, Juan Barceló
    Pages 21-43
  4. Pascale Seddas, Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson, Benoit Schoefs, Helge Küster, Daniel Wipf
    Pages 45-71
  5. Barry J. Shelp, Wendy L. Allan, Denis Faure
    Pages 73-84
  6. John I Yoder, Pradeepa Gunathilake, Denneal Jamison-McClung
    Pages 85-100
  7. Mark C. Mescher, Jordan Smith, Consuelo M. De Moraes
    Pages 101-118
  8. Jacqueline Monaghan, Tabea Weihmann, Xin Li
    Pages 119-136
  9. Martin Heil
    Pages 137-152
  10. Minoru Ueda, Yoko Nakamura
    Pages 153-166
  11. Simcha Lev-Yadun
    Pages 167-202
  12. Paco Calvo Garzón, Fred Keijzer
    Pages 247-266
  13. Camille Ripoll, Lois Le Sceller, Marie-Claire Verdus, Vic Norris, Marc Tafforeau, Michel Thellier
    Pages 267-283
  14. František Baluska, Stefano Mancuso
    Pages 285-301
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 303-308

About this book


Our image of plants is changing dramatically away from passive entities merely subject to environmental forces and organisms that are designed solely for the accumulation of photosynthate. Plants are revealing themselves to be dynamic and highly sensitive organisms that actively and competitively forage for limited resources, both above and below ground, organisms that accurately gauge their circumstances, use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis, and take clear actions to mitigate and control diverse environmental threats. Moreover, plants are also capable of complex recognition of self and non-self and are territorial in behavior. They are as sophisticated in behavior as animals but their potential has been masked because it operates on time scales many orders of magnitude less than those of animals. Plants are sessile organisms. As such, the only alternative to a rapidly changing environment is rapid adaptation. This book will focus on all these new and exciting aspects of plant biology.


Calcium Flora cell biology, plant communication, plant environment plant physiology plant sensory biology signaling, plant

Editors and affiliations

  • Franti¿ek Balu¿ka

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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89229-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89230-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-9048
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-9056
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