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Mechanical stress regulation of plant growth and developmentThe authors introduce the chapter with a discussion of lessons from nature, agriculture, and landscapes; terms and definitions; and an historical perspective of mechanical stress regulation of plant growth and development. Topics include developmental responses to mechanical stress; mechanical stress-environment interactions; metabolic, productivity, and compositional changes; hormonal involvement; mechanoperception and early transduction mechanisms; applications in agriculture; and research implications. The discussion of hormonal involvement in mechanical stress physiology includes ethylene, auxin, gibberellins, and other phytohormones. The discussion of applications in agriculture examines windbreaks, nursery practices, height control and conditioning, and enhancement of growth and productivity. Implications for research are related to handling plant materials, space biology, and future research needs.
Document ID
20040089148
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Mitchell, C. A.
(Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1165, United States)
Myers, P. N.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Horticultural reviews
Volume: 17
ISSN: 0163-7851
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG10-0093
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
NASA Discipline Plant Biology
Review
Review, Academic
Non-NASA Center
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