Item description for Communication in Plants: Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life by Frantisek Baluska...
Plant neurobiology is a newly emerging field of plant sciences. It covers signalling and communication at all levels of biological organization-- from molecules up to ecological communities. In this book, plants are presented as intelligent and social organisms with complex forms of communication and information processing.
Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune system, abilities of plants to recognize self, signal transduction, receptors, plant neurotransmitters and plant neurophysiology. Further, plants are able to recognize the identity of herbivores and organize the defence responses accordingly. The similarities in animal and plant neuronal/immune systems are discussed too. All these hidden aspects of plant life and behaviour will stimulate further intense investigations in order to understand the communicative plants in their whole complexity.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 5, 2007
ISBN 3540284753 ISBN13 9783540284758
Availability 131 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 02:07.
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