Preface; A. Altman, Y. Waisel. Diversity of Roots: The Place of Roots in Plant Development and the Diversity of Root Types; P.W. Barlow, B. Palma. Induction of Roots and Their Development: Indissociable Chief Actors in the Inductive Phase of Adventitious Rooting; T. Gaspar et al. Hormonal Control of Root Induction and Development: Increased Induction of Adventitious Rooting via Slow Release Auxins and Elicitors; van der Krieken et al. Molecular Biology of Root Development: Auxin Induced Gene Expression During Rooting of Loblolly Pine Stem Cuttings; B. Goldfarb et al. Ecological Aspects of Root Development: Shootborne Roots: An Adaptive Organ in Sand Dunes; A. Danin. Applied Aspects of Root Development: Relations between Early Root Growth and Flower Yield of Clonal Rose Rootstocks; D.P. de Vries, L.A.M. Dubois. Root Products: Insane Roots and Twisted Carrots: Physiology and Biochemistry of Root Specific Metabolites; H.E. Flores. Models and Methods for Root Study: Morphological Structured Model for Hairy Root Culture; I. Berzin et al. Concluding Remarks: A 1996 Overview of the Research Interests from the Jerusalem Symposium T. Gaspar. 71 additional articles. Index.
This book contains the majority of the presentations of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation and Development that was hcld in Jerusa lem, Israel, June 23---28, 1996. Following the First Symposium on the Biology of Adventi tious Root Formation, held in Dallas. USA, 1993, we perceived the need to include all kinds of roots, not only the shoot-borne ones. The endogenous signals that control root formation. and the subsequent growth and development processes, are very much alike, re gardless of the sites and sources of origin of the roots. Therefore, we included in the Sec ond Symposium contributions on both shoot-borne (i.e., adventitious) roots and root-borne (i.e., lateral) roots. Plant roots have remained an exciting and an intriguing field of sciencc. During thc years that followed the first symposium, an exceptional proliferation of interest in root biology has developed, associated with the intensive research activity in this field and the contemporary developments in the understanding of root function and development. New methods have been applied, and old ideas and interprctations werc rccxamined. Alto gether, it became necessary to update our viewpoints and to expand them.
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