Biology of Root Formation and Development

  • Arie Altman
  • Yoav Waisel

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter W. Barlow, Beatriz Palma
    Pages 1-11
  3. Claudia van den Berg, Viola Willemsen, Nicole van der Werff, Harald Wolkenfelt, Heather McKhann, Peter Weisbeek et al.
    Pages 21-29
  4. Asher Bar-Tal, Ruth Ganmore-Neumann, Gozal Ben-Hayyim
    Pages 39-45
  5. Nir Atzmon, Oded Reuveni, Joseph Riov
    Pages 47-50
  6. Thomas Gaspar, Claire Kevers, Jean-François Hausman
    Pages 55-63
  7. Laurent Duroux, Fabienne Fontaine, Christian Breton, Jean-Paul Charpentier, Patrick Doumas, Christian Jay-Allemand
    Pages 75-84
  8. A. Romano, M. A. Martins-Loução
    Pages 91-92
  9. Galina Telysheva, Galina Lebedeva, Tatiana Dizhbite, Natalya Zaimenko, Datse Grivinya, Olga Virzina
    Pages 92-93
  10. W. M. Van der Krieken, J. Kodde, M. H. M. Visser, A. Blaakmeer, K. de Groot, L. Leegstra et al.
    Pages 95-104
  11. Barbara Vilhar, Maja Ravnikar, Dennis Francis
    Pages 105-110
  12. Geert-Jan De Klerk, Jolanda Ter Brugge, Jan Jasik, Svetla Marinova
    Pages 111-116
  13. E. Caboni, P. Lauri, M. G. Tonelli, P. Iacovacci, C. Damiano
    Pages 117-124

About this book


This book contains the majority of the presentations of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation and Development that was hcld in Jerusa­ lem, Israel, June 23---28, 1996. Following the First Symposium on the Biology of Adventi­ tious Root Formation, held in Dallas. USA, 1993, we perceived the need to include all kinds of roots, not only the shoot-borne ones. The endogenous signals that control root formation. and the subsequent growth and development processes, are very much alike, re­ gardless of the sites and sources of origin of the roots. Therefore, we included in the Sec­ ond Symposium contributions on both shoot-borne (i.e., adventitious) roots and root-borne (i.e., lateral) roots. Plant roots have remained an exciting and an intriguing field of sciencc. During thc years that followed the first symposium, an exceptional proliferation of interest in root biology has developed, associated with the intensive research activity in this field and the contemporary developments in the understanding of root function and development. New methods have been applied, and old ideas and interprctations werc rccxamined. Alto­ gether, it became necessary to update our viewpoints and to expand them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arie Altman
    • 1
  • Yoav Waisel
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7467-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5403-5
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