A. INTRODUCTION n1 The plant hormones: Their nature, occurrence and function: Peter J. Daviesn2 Regulatory factors in hormone action: level, location and signal transduction: Peter J. DaviesnB. HORMONE BIOSYNTHESIS, METABOLISM, AND ITS REGULATIONn1 Auxin biosynthesis and metabolism: Jennifer Normanly, Janet P. Slovin and Jerry D. Cohenn2 Gibberellin biosynthesis and inactivation: Valerie M. Sponsel and Peter Heddenn3 Cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolism: Hitoshi Sakakibaran4 Ethylene biosynthesis: Jean-Claude Pech, Mondher Bouzayen and Alain Latché n5 Abscisic acid biosynthesis and metabolism: Steven H. Schwartz and Jan A.D. Zeevaartn6 Brassinosteroids biosynthesis and metabolism: Sunghwa Choen7 Regulation of Gibberellin and Brassinosteroid Biosynthesis by Genetic, Environmental and Hormonal Factors: James B. Reid, Gregory M. Symons and John J. RossnC. THE FINAL ACTION OF HORMONESn1 Auxin and cell elongation: Robert E. Clelandn2 Gibberellin action in germinating cereal grains: Fiona Woodger, John V. Jacobsen, and Frank Gublern3 Cytokinin regulation of the cell division cycle: Luc Roef and Harry Van Onckelenn4 Expansins as agents of hormone action: Hyung-Taeg Cho and Daniel Cosgrove nD. HORMONE SIGNAL TRANSDUCTIONn1 Auxin signal transduction Gretchen Hagen, Tom J. Guilfoyle and William M. GraynUpdate: The Auxin Receptorn2 Gibberellin signal transduction in stem elongation and leaf growth: Tai-Ping SunnUpdate: The Gibberellin Receptorn3 Cytokinin signal transduction: Bridey B. Maxwell and Joseph J. Kiebern4 Ethylene signal transduction in stem elongation: Ramlah Nehring and Joseph R. Ecker n5 Ethylene signal transduction in flowers and fruits: Harry J. Klee and David G. Clarkn6 Abscisic acid signal transduction in stomatal responses: Sarah M. AssmannnUpdate: The Abscisic Acid Receptorn7 Brassinosteroid signal transduction: Steven D. ClousenE. THE FUNCTIONING OF HORMONES IN PLANTGROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTn1 Auxin transport: David A. Morris, Jirí Friml and Eva Zazímalován2 The induction of vascular tissues by auxin: Roni Alonin2A Strigolactones: The New Class of Branching Hormones: Christine A. Beveridge and Catherine Rameaun3 Hormones and the regulation of water balance: Ian C. Dodd and William J. Daviesn3A The Flowering Hormone - Florigen: A Protein Hormone: Brian G. Ayren4 The role of hormones during seed development and germination: Ruth R. Finkelstein: n5 Hormonal and daylength control of potato tuberization: Salomé Pratn6 The hormonal regulation of senescence: Susheng Gann7 Genetic and transgenic approaches to improving crop performance via hormones: Andy L. PhillipsnF. THE ROLES OF HORMONES IN DEFENSE AGAINST INSECTS AND DISEASEn1 Jasmonates: Gregg A. HowenUpdate: The Jasmonate Receptorn2 Salicylic acid: Terrence P Delaneyn3 Peptide hormones: Clarence A. Ryan and Gregory PearcenG. HORMONE ANALYSISn1 Methods of plant hormone analysis: Karin Ljung, Göran Sandberg and Thomas Moritz.nTable of GenesnIndex
Plant hormones play a crucial role in controlling the way in which plants grow and develop. While metabolism provides the power and building blocks for plant life, it is the hormones that regulate the speed of growth of the individual parts and integrate them to produce the form that we recognize as a plant.
This book is a description of these natural chemicals: how they are synthesized and metabolized, how they act at both the organismal and molecular levels, how we measure them, a description of some of the roles they play in regulating plant growth and development, and the prospects for the genetic engineering of hormone levels or responses in crop plants. This is an updated revision of the third edition of the highly acclaimed text. Thirty-three chapters, including two totally new chapters plus four chapter updates, written by a group of fifty-five international experts, provide the latest information on Plant Hormones, particularly with reference to such new topics as signal transduction, brassinosteroids, responses to disease, and expansins. The book is not a conference proceedings but a selected collection of carefully integrated and illustrated reviews describing our knowledge of plant hormones and the experimental work that is the foundation of this information.
The Revised 3rd Edition adds important information that has emerged since the original publication of the 3rd edition. This includes information on the receptors for auxin, gibberellin, abscisic acid and jasmonates, in addition to new chapters on strigolactones, the branching hormones, and florigen, the flowering hormone.
Includes the latest information on Plant Hormones, particularly with reference to such new topics as signal transduction, brassinosteroids, responses to disease, and expansins
Selected collection of newly written, carefully integrated and illustrated reviews describing our knowledge of plant hormones and the experimental work that is the foundation of this information