Written by an experienced researcher in the field, Phytohormones and Patterning provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the processes involved in the patterning of plant organs and tissues, as well as the role of phytohormones in organ development. It also provides an account of the molecular-genetic bases of plant architecture, with several hundred references included to facilitate easier literature search of this important field.Although plant patterning and plant hormones are very active fields of endeavor, there are limited reviews focussing on specific topics such as root patterning and short apex differentiation. This book, which deals with the subject matter extensively, will provide a much needed comprehensive discussion on the entire scope of plant patterning, and the impact of phytohormones on patterning, which was otherwise missing.Students studying plant development will benefit greatly from the book, as will undergraduates in agricultural studies, and those studying plant genetics and plant breeding. As the book covers a wide range of topics, it will also be useful for researchers who may be interested in possible new fields, and to readers who may not be experts but who are interested to enhance their knowledge of plant development.
Part I: The Phytohormones: Auxin; Ethylene; Gibberellins; Brassinosteroids; Cytokinins; Jasmonates; Abscisic Acid; Peptide Phytohormones; Strigolactones and Branching; Part II: Plant Organ and Tisues: Patterning of the Embryo; The Root Patterning and Phytohormones; Patterning of the Shoot; The Leaf; Patterning of Flowers: Genes and Phytohormones.