Light and Plant Growth

  • J. W. Hart

Part of the Topics in Plant Physiology book series (TPP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. J. W. Hart
    Pages 1-17
  3. J. W. Hart
    Pages 18-33
  4. J. W. Hart
    Pages 34-51
  5. J. W. Hart
    Pages 52-79
  6. J. W. Hart
    Pages 138-160
  7. J. W. Hart
    Pages 161-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 188-204

About this book


There are many recent works on the topic of light and plant growth. These have not only been written by experts, but are also, in the main, written for experts (or, at least, for those who already have a fair understanding of the subject). This book has its origins in a six-week course in plant photophysiology, and its aim is to provide an introduction to the subject at an advanced undergraduate level. The imagined audience is simply a student who has asked the questions: In what ways does light affect plant growth, and how does it do it? The book is limited to aspects of photomorphogenesis. Photo­ synthesis is only considered where its pigments impinge on photo­ morphogenic investigations, or where its processes provide illustrative examples of particular interactions between light and biological material. Chapter 1 gives a general account of the various ways in which light affects plant development, and introduces topics which are subsequently covered in greater detail. In all the chapters, are special topic 'boxes', consisting of squared-off sections of text. These are simply devices for presenting explanatory background material, or material that I myself find particularly intriguing.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. W. Hart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant ScienceUniversity of AberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-04-581023-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5996-8
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