Parasitic Plants by M. PressParasitic Plants by M. Press

Parasitic Plants

EditorM. Press, J. Graves

Hardcover | November 30, 1995

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Parasitic plants are of great economic importance and cause huge crop losses worldwide. They present unique biological aspects and control problems. This title provides full coverage relating to the biology, diversity and control of parasitic flowering plants and will be of great use to plant scientists, agricultural and environmental scientists.
Title:Parasitic PlantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:November 30, 1995Publisher:Springer Netherlands

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0412371200

ISBN - 13:9780412371202


Table of Contents

Introduction to parasitic plants. Seed germination. Haustorial initiation and differentiation. Mineral relationships of parasites and their hosts. Carbon and nitrogen relationships. Water relations. Reproductive ecology and biology. Genes and genomes. Host-plant responses to parasitism. Parasitic plants as weeds. Control of parasitic weeds.

Editorial Reviews impressive list of international contributors, each an expert in the topics covered. The book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate students and professional ecologists, agriculturalists, plant scientists, plant physiologists, crop protection personnel, agrochemical companies and any researcher working with plants. - Spore; ...this volume is a most valuable addition to the botanical literature. The editors and authors are to be congratulated on their work...the book will open their eyes to an entirely new and fascinating world. For students, it will or course be of immense value and for researchers in the field it will provide a baseline of recent information. - Annals of Botany; ...a valuable resource. The text is packed with information, logically presented, and highly readable - an amazing accomplishment. - Israeli Journal of Plant Science.