Introduction: The Molecular Analysis of Plant Adaptation to the Environment

  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
Part of the Springer Handbook Series of Plant Ecophysiology book series (KLEC, volume 1)


A major challenge for biologists is to understand the underlying mechanisms which enable a plant to adapt to its environment and perform optimally in as broad a range of conditions as possible. A complete understanding is only obtained by the integration of many disciplines of research from ecology to the molecular biology of individual genes.


Translation Product Plant Adaptation Root Proliferation Specific Gene Probe Competitive Polymerase Chain Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
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  1. 1.Agriculture and Environment DivisionIACR-RothamstedHarpenden, HertfordshireUK

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