© 1965

Water Stress in Plants

Proceedings of a Symposium held in Prague, September 30–October 4, 1963

  • Bohdan Slavík

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. Water Stress and Water Uptake

  3. Water Stress in Cell, Tissue, and Plant

  4. Water Stress and Physiological Activity

About this book


The study of water stress is one of the most interesting subjects in. the investigation of water relations in plants. From the theoretical point of view it is concerned with investigating the mechanisms of the distribution and movement of water in the plant organism and the way in which physiolo­ gical processes are influenced by water deficiency. From the practical point of view, water deficiency is a major factor limiting plant production. It has been progressively shown that water deficiency is not by far· only a factor in plant life in dry climates, that obvious wilting is not the first warning sign of water deficiency and that moderate water stress, caused by temporary negative water balance during the day, affects physiological ac­ tivity and decreases prodnction in the ecological conditions of the temperate zone. In addition, even general water deficiency is not today confined to arid or semi-arid zones and to the absolutely dry season of the year. The tremend­ ous consumption of water in our civilization has become today, even in the temperate zone, an important competitor with the plant cover. The study of water relations from the aspect of water stress is, therefore, important both theoretically and practically. I assume, therefore, that it was useful, important and interesting to meet in a symposium on water stress in plants and to discuss, as far as possible, in detail problems which are obviously among the main, whose solution would help plant physiology in increasing and improving plant production.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bohdan Slavík
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. exp. BotanyCzechoslovak Acad. Sci.Praha 6-DejviceCzechoslovakia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Water Stress in Plants
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of a Symposium held in Prague, September 30–October 4, 1963
  • Editors B. Slavik
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-6193-251-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3595-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-3593-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 322
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
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