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Vikas Publishing
  • 9788125918790
  • 704 pages
  • Paperback
  • 6” × 9” inches
  • Book 465.00


Plant Physiology lucidly explains the operational mechanisms of plants based on up-to-date literature and with the help of numerous illustrations. In addition to the theoretical aspects, experiments have been incorporated at the end of relevant chapters.
The fourth edition has been updated and thoroughly revised in the light of the UGC model curriculum. Amendments and fresh inclusion are particularly evident in the chapters on Cell Structure and Functions, Elementary Biochemistry, The Enzymes, Photosynthetic Apparatus, Photosynthesis, Photorespiration, Respiration, Plant Growth Regulators, Biological Clocks, and Role of Plant Physiology in Agriculture. New chapters on Photobiology, Photomorphogenesis, and Senescence and new topics like Calmodulin, Cryptochrome, CAMP, and Signal Transuduction Mechanism have been included to provide wide coverage of the subject. The presentation and illustrations have been considerably improved. The book, with its compilations of vast literature and its lucid presentation, will certainly be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students. It will also be of help to students preparing for various competitions, including IAS, PCS and Medical Entrance Examinations of various boards.

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Part-I: The Cell

Part-II: Water Relations
• Different Bio-physico-chemical Phenomena • Absorption of Water • Ascent of Sap • Transpiration—A Phenomenon of Water Loss • Mineral Nutrition • Mineral Salt Absorption • Heterotrophic Plants

Part-III: Elementary Biochemistry and Metabolism
• Elementary Biochemistry • The Enzymes • Photosynthetic Apparatus • Photosynthesis • Bacterial Photosynthesis and Chemosynthesis • Photorespiration • Translocation of Solutes • Respiration • Nitrogen Metabolism • The Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA) • Replication of DNA • Select Nuclear Enzymes • Synthesis of Proteins • The Genetic Code • Regulation of Gene Action and Signal Trasduction Mechanism • Fat Metabolism

Part-IV: Growth and Related Phenomena
• Growth • Plant Growth Regulators • Photoperiodism and Vernalisation • Photobiology: Phytochrome and Cryptochrome • Plant Movements • Fruiting • Senescence • Seed Germination • Biology of Dormancy • Stress Physiology • Biological Clock • Photomorphogenesis • Role of Plant Physiology in Agriculture • Introduction to Modern Laboratory Techniques