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In order to achieve the optimum production from fruit crops, which are mostly perennial in nature, understanding the functioning of such complex and dynamic plant system is of utmost importance. This book is about how fruit crop grow, work and complete various phases of their life. It is about how fruit plants execute their activities through various processes, particularly, physiological and biochemical processes in order to sustain in their ever-changing surroundings. This is essential to understand if we are to genuinely find the solutions of problems, which presently compound the fruit production. It is a comprehensive book on physiology of fruit crop production, which covers different aspects of fruit physiology with special emphasis on plant growth and development in relation to environmental factors. Likewise, due attention has been paid to include some of the important chapters such as physiology of canopy management, fruit breeding, special problems of fruit production, physiology of abiotic stresses and their mitigation, physiology of post harvest management etc. Besides, this book contains several pedagogic features, which are intended for easy understanding of the readers. Specific topics and additional information have been presented in text boxes, for prominence. This book has been written with the aim to facilitate horticulturist, researchers and students to have an insight into the physiology of fruit crops, which, if aptly engaged with pomology, will reinforce the production system. Besides, this book will also help teachers to deliberate on a course on 'Fundamentals of Fruit Production', which is being taught at University Level and widely covers the various topics of fruit physiology. The present book will not only augment knowledge of scholars and teachers but will also render up-to-date information to the researchers working on physiology of fruit crops.
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Title Physiology of Fruit Production Table of Content Foreword. Preface. Introduction: Importance and scenario of fruit production. Problems and prospects. Plant physiology vis-à-vis fruit production to improve productivity and quality. Abiotic Factors vis à vis Fruit Plant Physiology: Introduction. Light7. Temperature. Role of water in plant development. Physiology of mineral nutrition in plants. Physiology of Growth and Development: Introduction. Seed development. Shoot formation and development. Root development. Bud dormancy. Chilling requirement. Growing degree hour requirement. Phase change and its relevance to horticulture and forestry. Physiology of flowering. Fruit development. Fruit ripening. Senescence. Programmed cell death and senescence. Senescence. Physiology of Fruit Plant Propagation: Introduction. Rooting of cuttings. Physiological basis of rooting of cuttings. Phases of rooting. Molecular biology of rooting. Agrobacterium rhizogenes: A magic wand for improved rooting ability. Factors affecting rooting of cuttings. Grafting. Molecular biology of vascular development. Factors influencing healing of graft union. Physiology of Canopy Management: Canopy management. Advantages of canopy management. Tools of canopy management. Plant Physiology and Fruit Breeding: Introduction. Problems of fruit breeding. Strategies for shortening of breeding cycle through physiological interventions. Self-incompatibility. Means to overcome self-Incompati-bility. Plant Growth Regulators: Introduction. Auxin. Translocation of auxin. Physiology of auxin action in plants. Gibberellins. Cytokinins. Ethylene. Abscisic acid. Commercial application of plant growth regulators. Special Problems of Fruit Production: Fruit drop. Stages of abscission. Morphological and anatomical aspects of abscission. Biochemical processes in abscission. Factors affecting pre-harvest drop. Management of pre-harvest drop. Fruit cracking. Stress Physiology: Stress. Stress signaling pathway. Edaphic stresses as a result of cultivation in problematic soils. Drought stress. Freeze or cold stress. High temperature stress. Physiology of Fruit Ripening and Post-harvest Management: Fruit ripening. Fruit softening. Oxidative burst and free radical production during ripening. Role of ethylene in ripening. Physiology of postharvest management. Bibliography. Subject Index. Page No. 314 Author's Name Hare Krishna Publisher Studium Press India Pvt Ltd Year Of Publication 2012 ISBN 10 No ISBN 13 978-93-80012-37-7 About The Book No Binding type No Book Size(len) No Series No book size(hei) 9.6 Book size width 6.6 Edition 1st
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