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The Role of Ascorbic Acid in Growth, Differentiation and Metabolism of Plants

  • N. J. Chinoy
  • I. C. Dave
  • Y. D. Singh
  • O. P. Saxena
  • A. V. Vyas

Part of the Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology book series (AABI, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ascorbic Acid: Chemistry, Properties, Biosynthesis and Assay

    1. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 1-27
    2. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 28-67
  3. Ascorbic Acid in Plant Growth and Development

    1. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 68-99
    2. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 100-149
    3. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 150-188
    4. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 189-194
    5. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 195-211
  4. Ascorbic Acid and Stress Physiology

    1. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 212-264
    2. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 265-276
  5. Ascorbic Acid and Metabolic Regulation

    1. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 277-282
    2. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 283-302
    3. N. J. Chinoy, I. C. Dave, Y. D. Singh, O. P. Saxena, A. V. Vyas
      Pages 303-319
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 320-322

About this book

Introduction

There is a paucity of information on the dynamics of Ascorbic Acid (AA) turnover in relation to germination, metabolism, growth, differentiation and development of a plant and in those undergoing stress of various types. in presowing treatment of seeds etc. The turnover of AA plays an important role during the juvenile phase of growth of a plant and has a significant bearing on its subsequent growth, development and maturation. The beneficial effect of presowing treatment of seed with Ascorbic Acid (AA) + H2 O highlights the validity of the AA-nucleic acid­ 2 protein metabolism concept of growth and development of plan ts. During the course of the last 30 years, work has been undertaken by the author and his collaborators on the meta­ bolic drifts of regulatory substances during juvenile, vegetative, reproductive and senescent phases. The most important of these growth regulatory substances was found to be Ascorbic Acid. The dynamiC role of AA turnover is revealed by its control of rates of metabolic processes as well as those of enzymic reactions which paves the way to "New Genetics".

Keywords

enzymes metabolism photosynthesis physiology regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • N. J. Chinoy
    • 1
  • I. C. Dave
    • 2
  • Y. D. Singh
    • 3
  • O. P. Saxena
    • 1
  • A. V. Vyas
    • 4
  1. 1.Gujarat UniversityIndia
  2. 2.Bhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia
  3. 3.Saurashtra UniversityIndia
  4. 4.M.G. Science InstituteAhmedabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-3713-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3715-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3713-6
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