- Includes 105 exceptional figures- Discusses xylem and phloem transport in a single volume, highlighting their interactions- Syntheses of structure, function and biology of vascular transport by leading authorities- Poses unsolved questions and stimulates future research- Provides a new conceptual framework for vascular function in plants
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- Part I: Fundamentals of transport
- Chapter 1: Perspectives on the Biophysics of Xylem Transport
- Chapter 2: Physiochemical Determinants of Phloem Transport
- Chapter 3: Pathways and Mechanisms of Phloem Loading
- Chapter 4: Stomatal Control and Water Transport in the Xylem
- Part II: Transport attributes of leaves, roots, and fruits
- Chapter 5: Leaf Hydraulics and Its Implications in Plant Structure and Function
- Chapter 6: Interaction of Phloem and Xylem During Phloem Loading: Functional Symplasmic Roles for Thin- and Thick-Walled Sieve Tubes in Monocotyledons
- Chapter 7: Water Flow in Roots: Structural and regulatory features
- Chapter 8: Roots as an Integrated Part of the Translocation Pathway
- Chapter 9: Growth and Water Transport in Fleshy Fruit
- Part III: Integration of xylem and phloem
- Chapter 10: The Stem Apoplast: A potential communication channel in plant growth regulation
- Chapter 11: The Role of Potassium in Long Distance Transport in Plants
- Chapter 12: Coordination Between Shoots and Roots
- Chapter 13: Sweeping Water, Oozing Carbon: Long Distance Transport and Patterns of Rhizosphere Resource Exchange
- Part IV: Development, structure, and function
- Chapter 14: From Cambium to Early Cell Differentiation Within the Secondary Vascular System
- Chapter 15: Structure-Function Relationships in Sapwood Water Transport and Storage
- Chapter 16: Efficiency Versus Safety Tradeoffs for Water Conduction in Angiosperm Vessels Versus Gymnosperm Tracheids
- Chapter 17: Vascular Constraints and Long Distance Transport in Dicots
- Part V: Limits to long distance transport
- Chapter 18: Embolism Repair and Long Distance Water Transport
- Chapter 19: Impacts of Freezing on Long Distance Transport in Woody Plants
- Chapter 20: Interactive Effects of Freezing and Drought on Long Distance Transport: A Case Study of Chaparral Shrubs of California
- Chapter 21: Transport Challenges in Tall Trees
- Chapter 22: Senescence in Secondary Xylem: Heartwood Formation as an Active Developmental Program
- Part VI: Evolution of transport tissues
- Chapter 23: The Evolutionary History of Roots and Leaves
- Chapter 24: Are Vessels in Seed Plants Evolutionary Innovations to Similar Ecological Contexts?
- Chapter 25: Hydraulic Properties of the Xylem in Plants of Different Photosynthetic Pathways
- Part VII: Synthesis
- Chapter 26: Integration of Long Distance Transport Systems in Plants: Perspectives and Prospects for Future Research
Professor of Biology and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Her research examines the physics of plant form and function with an emphasis on vascular transport.
Zwieniecki, Maciej A.
Sargent Research Fellow at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. His research interests focus on the biology and biophysics of transport processes in plants and the water relations of tree in their natural environments.