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Research Methods in Plant Sciences: Allelopathy Plant Physiology (Volume 5)

S.S. Narwal (Author) B. Politycka (Author) C.L. Goswami (Author)
Synopsis Allelopathy is a new field of science, as the term ‘Allelopathy’ was coined by Prof. Hans Molisch, a German Plant Physiologist in 1937. Till now lot of Allelpathy research has been done in various fields of Agricultural and plant sciences. However, there is no compilation of various research methods used. Every scientist is conducting research in his own way. It is causing lot of problems to researchers working in underdeveloped/ Third World Countries in small towns without Library facilities. Therefore, to make available the standard methods for conducting allelopathy research independently, this multi-volume book has been planned. Since allelopathy is multi-disciplinary area of research, hence, volumes have been planned for each discipline. Prof. S.S. Narwal has planned this multi-volume Book research methods in Plant Sciences: Allelopathy. Three Volumes (Volume 1. Soil Analysis, Volume 2. Plant Protection and Volume 3. Plant pathogens of this Book wee released during the IV. International Allelopahty Conference, at Hisar (India). Volumes 4. Plant Analysis and Volume 5. Plant Physiology will be released in November, 2006. Three volumes (Volume 6, cell Diagnostics, Volume 7. Chemistry Methods and Volume 8. Weed Studies) are under preparation. This volume of 28 chapters, is divided into 7 Sections. Sect. I. Seed Physiology, includes 5 chapters describing the structure of seed, optimum conditions for seed germination, physiological and biochemical changes at cellular level. Sect.II. Growth and development, describes leaf area, growth indices, senescence and abscission.  Allelochemicals, present in soil or plant can create chemical stress which may change the plant water status plasma membrane properties, chlorophyll stability and waxes present on the organ surface. Methods to determine all these parameters are described in next 4 chapters in sect. III. Stress Physiology. These sites can be explored by estimating chlorophyll  fluorescence, photosystems I & II activity, carbon dioxide exchange rate, activity of CO2 fixing enzymes, intermediate metabolite level, Photosynthate partitioning, respiration and finally the crop growth dynamics. Methods to determine extent of all these sties are explained in 7 chapters in sect. IV. Gas Exchange processes. The main cause of changed physiological process is at the gene level, for which estimation of nucleic acids is very critical. It is briefly explained in sect. V Biochemical Estimation. Sect VI. Microtomy and Histochemistry, has 7 chapters. Basic [procedure to process the test plant material for microtomy, use of light and electron microscopy to study cellular changes, measurement of cellular dimensions, stomatal index and frequency, pollen viability and in vivo pollen germination and histochemical localization of important enzymes and metabolites are the core topics. Currently, tissue cultures are commonly used to study the precise effect of allelochemicals on callus growth and differentiation. To achieve these objectives techniques of tissue cultures is described under sect. VI. Tissue Culture.
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About the authors

S.S. Narwal

Prof. S.S. Narwal, s an Inernationally renowned allelopathy scientists. He is the first national fellow (Allelopathy) of Indian Council of Agricultural research, New Delhi from 1995-2005. Currently he is the President, Indian Society of Allelopahy and the Chief Editor, Allelopathy Journal. He is also founder of International Allelopathy Society (1994) during the II International Allelopathy Conference, New Delhi. He has authored/edited 15 books.

B. Politycka

B. Polityca, August, August Cieszkowski Agricultural university, Wolynska 35, PL 60-637 Poznan, Poland.

C.L. Goswami

C.L. Goswami is department of Botany and Plant Physiology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar –125004, India.

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Title Research Methods in Plant Sciences: Allelopathy Plant Physiology (Volume 5)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172334702
length , xxii+312p.,Tables; Figures; References; Annexures; Plates; Index; 25cm.