Book ID: 103205
Eshel, Amram and Tom Beeckman (eds.)
Plant Roots. The Hidden Half. 4th rev. ed. 2013. illus. 848 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Among the subjects covered are: The basics of root research and their evolution and role in the global context of soil development and atmosphere composition / New understandings about roots gained in the post-genomic era, for example, how the development of roots became possible, and the genetic basis required for this to occur / The mechanisms that determine root structure, with chapters on cellular patterning, lateral root and vascular development, the molecular basis of adventitious roots, and other topics / Plant hormone action and signaling pathways that control root development, including new chapters on strigolactones and brassinosteroids / Soil resource acquisition from agricultural and ecological perspectives / Root response to stress, with chapters that address the impact of the genomic revolution on this topic /Root-rhizosphere interactions, from beneficial microorganisms to detrimental nematodes / Modern research techniques for the field and the lab / - Each chapter not only presents a clear summation of the topic under discussion, but also includes a vision of what is to be expected in the years to come. The wide coverage of themes in this volume continues the tradition that makes this work recognized as a fundamental source of information for root scientists at all levels.