Phloem Transport

  • S. Aronoff
  • J. Dainty
  • P. R. Gorham
  • L. M. Srivastava
  • C. A. Swanson

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anatomy

    1. Charles H. Lamoureux
      Pages 1-31
    2. James Cronshaw
      Pages 79-127
    3. James Cronshaw
      Pages 129-152
    4. H.-Dietmar Behnke
      Pages 153-186
  3. Physiology of Translocation

  4. Biophysics of Phloem Transport

    1. J. Dainty
      Pages 463-473
    2. Donald B. Fisher
      Pages 495-522
    3. Paul E. Weatherley
      Pages 535-562
    4. D. C. Spanner
      Pages 563-584

About this book

Introduction

Ten years ago, at the International Botanical Congress in Edinburgh, a group of us from various countries discussed the difficulty of pursuing academic problems in depth at such meetings. In particular, we were discouraged at the poverty of time for phloem transport. From long association, we were conscious of the extraordinary breadth of the problem, from developmental through anatomical, to biophysical and physiological. Only by a reasonable understanding of all these components could one hope to come to some kind of understanding. We decided to establish common plant material so that data would have a common source. Similarly, we resolved to exchange information by circulating pre-publication manuscripts. For awhile, after the meeting was a pleasant memory, the plan seemed to be working; but, as is so often the case, human infirmities and foibles played early and, subsequently, predominant roles. Some became administrators (a punishment for good behaviour); others concentrated on alternative rings in their academic circuses. The next Congress (in Seattle) proved similar to its predecessor in its neglect and, consequently, succor was sought elsewhere. A little known, but remarkably understanding group becoming visible was the Science Committee and the Division of Scientific Affairs of N. A. T. O. Its sponsorship of Advanced Study Institutes including phytochemistry and phytophysics, was unusual both in the generosity of its funding and in the requirements for academic quality.

Keywords

Assimilat Bryophyte algae behavior carbon chemistry development information phloem physiology plant plants quality transport water stress

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Aronoff
    • 1
  • J. Dainty
    • 2
  • P. R. Gorham
    • 3
  • L. M. Srivastava
    • 1
  • C. A. Swanson
    • 4
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  4. 4.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8658-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8660-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8658-2
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