Transport in Plants I

Phloem Transport

  • M. H. Zimmermann
  • J. A. Milburn

Part of the Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology book series (PLANT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Structural Considerations in Phloem Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. V. Parthasarathy
      Pages 3-38
    3. W. Eschrich
      Pages 39-56
  3. Nature of Substances in Phloem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. H. Ziegler
      Pages 59-100
    3. W. Eschrich, W. Heyser
      Pages 101-136
  4. Phloem Transport: Assessment of Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. M. J. Canny
      Pages 139-153
    3. A. F. G. Dixon
      Pages 154-170
    4. J. Van Die, P. M. L. Tammes
      Pages 196-222
    5. D. S. Fensom
      Pages 223-244
    6. W. Eschrich
      Pages 245-255
  5. Possible Mechanisms of Phloem Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. M. J. Canny
      Pages 289-300
    3. D. C. Spanner
      Pages 301-327
    4. J. A. Milburn
      Pages 328-353
    5. D. S. Fensom
      Pages 354-366
    6. M. T. Tyree, J. Dainty
      Pages 367-392
  6. Phloem Loading: Storage and Circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. D. R. Geiger
      Pages 395-431
    3. W. Höll
      Pages 432-450
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 474-538

About this book


When WILHELM RUHLAND developed his plan for an Encyclopedia of Plant Physiol­ ogy more than three decades ago, biology could still be conveniently subdivided into classical areas. Even within plant physiology, subdivisions were not too difficult to make, and general principles could be covered sufficiently in the two introductory volumes of the Encyclopedia on the physical and chemical basis of cell biology. But the situation changed rapidly even during the 12-year publication period of the Encyclopedia (1955-1967). The new molecular direction of genetics and structural research on biopolymers had an integrating effect on all other biological fields, including plant physiology, and it became increasingly difficult to keep previously distinct areas separated. RUHLAND'S overall plan included 18 volumes and about 22,000 pages. It covered the entire field of plant physiology, in most cases from the very beginning. But, as each volume appeared, it was clear that its content would soon be outdated.


Plant physiology biology cell cell biology phloem physiology plant plants transport

Editors and affiliations

  • M. H. Zimmermann
    • 1
  • J. A. Milburn
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityPetershamUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66163-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66161-7
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