Ethylene

Agricultural Sources and Applications

  • Muhammad Arshad
  • William T. FrankenbergerJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger
    Pages 1-9
  3. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 11-50
  4. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 51-96
  5. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 97-138
  6. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 139-193
  7. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 195-240
  8. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 241-288
  9. Muhammad Arshad, William T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 289-335
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 337-342

About this book

Introduction

With an ever-increasing demand for more food supply, agricultural scientists will have to search for new ways and technologies to promote food production. In recent decades, plant growth regulators (PGRs) have made great strides in promoting plant growth and development. PGRs are organic compounds which have the ability to dramatically affect physiological plant processes when present in extremely low concentrations (in the range of micro-to picograms). Although all higher plants have the ability to synthesize PGRs endogenously, they do respond to the exogenous sources most likely due to not having the capacity to synthesize sufficient endogenous phytohormones for optimal growth and development under given climatic and environmental conditions. In recent years, PGRs have established their position as a new generation of agrochemicals after pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Interest in the commercial use of PGRs for improving plant growth and crop yields is also increasing because of their non-polluting nature. The use of PGRs in the post-harvest technology is well established and many new breakthroughs have recently been revealed.

Keywords

Pathogen Pathogene Plant physiology biochemistry evolution microorganism physiology soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Arshad
    • 1
  • William T. FrankenbergerJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0675-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5189-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0675-1
  • About this book