Plant Roots: The Hidden Half,

Second Edition Revised and Expanded.
Yoav Waisel, Amram Eshel, and Uzi Kafkafi (editors),
Marcel Dekker Inc., New-York (1996)

In memory of Sarah Racine (1914-1995),
a great humanitarian, a good soul,
and a very dear friend.

ISBN 0-8247-9685-3

Table of Contents

Preface to 2nd Edition

I. The Root System Structure and Development

  1. Characteristics and Function of Root Systems. Alastair Fitter
  2. Genetic Control of Root Systems. R.W. Zobel
  3. The Root Cap: Structure and Function. Andreas Sievers and Markus Braun
  4. The Root Apical Meristem and Its Margins. Peter L. Webster and Ronald D. MacLeod
  5. Cellular Patterning in Root Meristems: Its Origins and Significance. Peter W. Barlow
  6. Root Hairs Rose-Marie Hofer
  7. Root Hairs: Cell Biology and Development. Robert W. Ridge
  8. Lateral Root Initiation. W.A. Charlton
  9. Multiform and Multifunction of Various Constituents of One Root System. Amram Eshel and Yoav Waisel References

    II. Methods of Root Studies

  10. Modern Methods for Root Investigation. James E. Box, Jr
  11. Aeroponics: A Tool for Root Research. Yoav Waisel
  12. Simulation of Root System Architecture. Jonathan Lynch and Kai L. Nielsen
  13. Fractal Geometry, Scaling, and the Description of Plant Root Architecture. Glenn M. Brentson

    III. Growth and Metabolism

  14. Synthesis of Plant Growth Regulatots by Roots. Chanan Itai and Helen Birnbaum
  15. Root Growth and Gravireaction: A reexamination of Hormone and regulator Implications. P.-E. Pilet
  16. Calcium and Gravitropism. B.W. Poovaiah and A.S.N. Reddy
  17. Respiratory Patterns in Roots in Relation to Their Functioning. Hans Lambers, Owen K. Atkin, and Ingeborg Scheurwater
  18. Tree Roots Turnover and Senescence. Janine Bloomfield, Kristiina Vogt, and Philip M. Wargo

    IV. Growth Under Stress

  19. Temperature Effects on Root Growth. B.L. McMichael and John J. Burke
  20. Growth Under Oxygen Stress. Malcolm C. Drew and Lewis H. Stolzy
  21. Growth Under Trace Element Stress. Jurgen Hagemeyer and Siegmar-W. Breckle
  22. Root Growth Under Salinity Stress. Uzi Kafkafi and Nirit Bernstein
  23. Growth and Mechanical Impedance. Alan T.P. Bennie
  24. The Drought Rhizogenesis Nicole Vartanian

    V. Ion and Water Relations

  25. Root Structure and Sites of Ion Uptake. David T. Clarckson
  26. Uptake Mechanisms. Per Nissen
  27. Dynamics of Nutrient Movement at the Soil-Root Interface. Albrecht O. Jungk
  28. Root-Induced Changes in the Availability of Micronutrients in the Rhizosphere. Horst Marschner and Volker Romheld.
  29. Root Excretions and their Environmental Effects: Influence on Availability of Phosphorus. B. Bar-Yosef
  30. Transport of Water in the Rhizosphere and in Roots. J.J. Oertli
  31. Modeling Water Uptake by Roots Under Water and Salt Stress: Soil-Based and Crop Response Root Sink Terms. Uri Shani and Lynn M. Dudley
  32. Simulation of Ion Uptake from the Soil. Moshe Silberbush
  33. Water Permeability of Roots. Samuel Moreshet, Bingru Huang, and Morris G. Huck
  34. Carbon Upatke by Root Systems. Andrew M. Farmer

    VI. The Rhizosphere

  35. Mycorrhizae Hugh E. Wilcox
  36. Root-Bacteria Interactions: Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation. Carroll P. Vance
  37. Nonsymbiotic Nitrogen-Fixing Soil Microorganisms. Yoram Kapulnik
  38. Plant Growth Promotion by Rhizosphere Bacteria. Yoram Kapulnik

    VII. Root Pests

  39. Root-Nematode Interactions: Recognition and Pathogenicity. Eli Cohen, Hinanit Koltai, Edna Sharon, and Yitzhak Spiegel
  40. Arthropod Root Pests. Uri Gerson
  41. Interactions of Roots With Soil-Borne Pathogens. Jaacov Katan

    VIII. Roots of Various Ecological Groups

  42. Ecophysiology of Roots of Desert Plants, with Special Emphasis on Agaves and Cactai. Park S. Nobel
  43. Ecophysiology of Roots of Halophytes. James W. O'Leary
  44. Development and Function of Contractile Roots. Norbert Putz
  45. Aerial Roots and Their Environment. David H. Benzing
  46. Ecophysiology of Roots of Submerged Aquatic Plants. Yoav Waisel and Moshe Agami

    IX. Roots of Economic Value

  47. Roots as a Source of Food. Daniel F. Austin
  48. Underground Plant Metabolism: The Biosynthetic Potential of Roots. Hector E. Flores, C. Weber, and J. Puffett
  49. Medicinal Roots. Sasson Cohen

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