© 1975

Plant Physiology

Molecular, Biochemical, and Physiological Undamentals of Metabolism and development


Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dieter Hess
    Pages 35-56
  3. Dieter Hess
    Pages 57-73
  4. Dieter Hess
    Pages 74-88
  5. Dieter Hess
    Pages 89-98
  6. Dieter Hess
    Pages 99-116
  7. Dieter Hess
    Pages 117-137
  8. Dieter Hess
    Pages 138-143
  9. Dieter Hess
    Pages 144-159
  10. Dieter Hess
    Pages 160-162
  11. Dieter Hess
    Pages 163-171
  12. Dieter Hess
    Pages 181-224
  13. Dieter Hess
    Pages 231-240
  14. Dieter Hess
    Pages 241-249
  15. Dieter Hess
    Pages 250-262
  16. Dieter Hess
    Pages 263-285
  17. Dieter Hess
    Pages 286-312

About this book


In recent years, molecular biology has infiltrated into all branches of botany. This is particularly true of plant physiology. This book attempts to provide an introduction to the metabolic and developmental physiology of higher plants from a molecular biological point of view. Starting from the heterocatalytic function of DNA the first ten chapters deal with metabolism; development is presented in the last nine, starting from the autocatalytic functions of DNA and including certain topics oriented more toward metabolic physiology. Both fields of plant physiology are so closely linked that an in tegrated presen tation of this kind seemed not only possible but desirable. In contrast to other accounts, an attempt has been made to give equal weight to metabolism and development. In particular, the so-called "sec­ ondary" plant materials, which are of considerable interest to the phar­ macist, the nutrition technologist, the plant breeder, and the agriculturalist, as well as to the biologist, are treated sufficiently. It is ob­ vious that the wealth of material made an illustrative style of presentation necessary. The book is intended for beginners, and so it has had, in part, to be simplified. Even so it has not been possible to write it without mentioning hypotheses that anticipate much more research. The beginner ought also to learn how working hypotheses are first postulated on the basis of cer­ tain facts and then must either be proved or refuted.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Botanische EntwicklungsphysiologieUniversitaet HohenheimStuttgart 70West Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Physiology
  • Book Subtitle Molecular, Biochemical, and Physiological Undamentals of Metabolism and development
  • Authors D. Hess
  • Series Title Springer Study Edition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-06643-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-80813-5
  • Series ISSN 0172-6234
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 334
  • Number of Illustrations 89 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Plant Anatomy/Development
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