Plant Hormones

Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!

  • Peter J. Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Introduction

  3. Hormone Biosynthesis, Metabolism and its Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 36-36
    2. Jennifer Normanly, Janet P. Slovin, Jerry D. Cohen
      Pages 36-62
    3. Valerie M. Sponsel, Peter Hedden
      Pages 63-94
    4. Hitoshi Sakakibara
      Pages 95-114
    5. Jean-Claude Pech, Alain Latché, Mondher Bouzayen
      Pages 115-136
    6. Steven H. Schwartz, Jan A.D. Zeevaart
      Pages 137-155
    7. Sunghwa Choe
      Pages 156-178
  4. The Final Action of Hormones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 204-204
    2. Robert E. Cleland
      Pages 204-220
    3. Fiona Woodger, John V. Jacobsen, Frank Gubler
      Pages 221-240
    4. Luc Roef, Harry Van Onckelen
      Pages 241-261
    5. Hyung-Taeg Choe, Daniel J. Cosgrove
      Pages 262-281
  5. Hormone Signal Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 282-282
    2. Gretchen Hagen, Tom J. Guilfoyle, William M. Gray
      Pages 282-307
    3. Bridey B. Maxwell, Joseph J. Kieber
      Pages 329-357
    4. Ramlah B. Nehring, Joseph R. Ecker
      Pages 358-376
    5. Harry J. Klee, David G. Clark
      Pages 377-398
    6. Steven D. Clouse
      Pages 427-450
  6. The Functioning of Hormones in Plant Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. David A. Morris, Jiří Friml, Eva Zažímalová
      Pages 451-484
    3. Ian C. Dodd, William J. Davies
      Pages 519-548
    4. Susheng Gan
      Pages 597-617
  7. The Roles of Hormones in Defense Against Insects and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 646-646
    2. Gregg A. Howe
      Pages 646-680
    3. Terrence P. Delaney
      Pages 681-699
    4. Clarence A. Ryan, Gregory Pearce
      Pages 700-716
  8. Hormone Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 717-717
    2. Karin Ljung, Göran Sandberg, Thomas Moritz
      Pages 717-740
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 765-802

About this book


Plant hormones play a crucial role in controlling the way in which plants grow and develop. While metabolism provides the power and building blocks for plant life, it is the hormones that regulate the speed of growth of the individual parts and integrate them to produce the form that we recognize as a plant.

This book is a description of these natural chemicals: how they are synthesized and metabolized, how they act at both the organismal and molecular levels, how we measure them, a description of some of the roles they play in regulating plant growth and development, and the prospects for the genetic engineering of hormone levels or responses in crop plants. This is an updated revision of the third edition of the highly acclaimed text. Thirty-three chapters, including two totally new chapters plus four chapter updates, written by a group of fifty-five international experts, provide the latest information on Plant Hormones, particularly with reference to such new topics as signal transduction, brassinosteroids, responses to disease, and expansins. The book is not a conference proceedings but a selected collection of carefully integrated and illustrated reviews describing our knowledge of plant hormones and the experimental work that is the foundation of this information.

The Revised 3rd Edition adds important information that has emerged since the original publication of the 3rd edition. This includes information on the receptors for auxin, gibberellin, abscisic acid and jasmonates, in addition to new chapters on strigolactones, the branching hormones, and florigen, the flowering hormone.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Plant BiologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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