Senescence in mangroves

  • S. M. Karmarkar
Part of the Tasks for vegetation science book series (TAVS, volume 2)

Abstract

The shedding of plant parts is a universal phenomenon, whereby plant parts are lost through the process of abscission or, alternatively, through death and/or withering. Perennials are capable of shedding several of their vegetative parts (branches, leaves, roots, etc.) or reproductive parts (flowers, inflorescences, fruits, etc.) through abscission. During the last two decades a great deal of time and effort has been expended in attempts to unravel the mysteries underlying the process of abscission. By and large, these researches have been fruitful and today, we do have a sizeable information regarding the physiology and ecology of senescence and abscission. It must be admitted, however, that in view of the enormity of the problem, there are several facets which still must be probed into in greater detail.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Karmarkar
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyRamniranjan Jhunjhunwala CollegeBombayIndia

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