The Cambial Derivatives

Ed.: Muhammad Iqbal

1995. XI, 363 pages, 74 figures, 13 tables, 17x24cm, 1060 g
Language: English

(Encyclopedia of Plant Anatomy, Band IX / 4)

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The present monograph deals with the main features of the development and specialization of the tissues of wood and bark. It attempts to provide a state of the art synthesis of information available on the development of cambial tissues, to conduct future research at the cellular and subcellular level.

Twelve chapters provide synoptic reviews of different aspects on the structure, development, function and anatomy of the Meristem and Inner and Outer derivatives of the cambium.

Although readers are expected to have basic knowledge of the role of the cambium, most chapters provide sufficient background information to grasp the discussed topic without consulting further references and to understand where current research is headed. Conclusions at the end of each chapter help the reader to develop a thorough understanding of the problems at issue.

The book, which has many instructive figures and high-quality photographs, equally caters to the interests of students and professionals in structural, functional and evolutionary botany, forestry and wood science.

Contents top ↑

Structure and behaviour of vascular cambium and the mechanism and
control of cambial growth (with 7 figures) - M. IQBAL
(Historical background - Concept of the cambium - Cambial morphology -
Cambial cytology - Cambial mitosis - Seasonal Cambial activity -
Hormonal control of cambial growth- Cambial derivatives - Conclusions
- Literature cited) 1-67
Morphogenetic waves in cambium and figured wood formation (with 17
figures) - B. ZAGORSKA-MAREK
(The attributes of cambial waves - The size of cambial wave parameters
and the wavy wood pattern - Ontogenetic changes in the size of Cambial
wave parameters and wood figure - Interaction of Cambial waves -
Conclusions - Literature cited) 69-92
Vessel element differentiation (with 4 figures) - B. G. BUTTERFIELD
(The nature of hardwood vessels - The morphology of perforation plates
- Perforation plate formation - Literature cited) 93-106
Ultrastructural factors affecting xylem differentiation (with 8
figures) - J. R. BARNETT
(The role of cytoplasmic components - The role of the cell wall - The
role of plasmodesmata - Plasmodesmata and the evolution of fibres -
The role of pits - Secondary wall patterns - Conclusions - Literature
cited) 107-130
Cell wall structure, function and degradation (with 5 figures and 3
tables) - G. P. BERLYN, R. C. BECK & K. E. WOLTER
(Concept - Background - Cell wall free space - Cell wall chemistry -
Literature cited) 131-148
Sapwood and heartwood (with 4 figures) M. N. B. NAIR
(Proportion of sapmood and heartwood - Extractives in sapwood and heartwood -
Heartwood formation - Heartwood induction - Literature cited) 149-172
Comparative wood anatomy: New directions and opportunities - S. CARLQUIST
(Wood evolution - Wood identification - Functional wood anatomy - Techniques -
Literature cited) 173-185
Secondary phloem: Origin, structure and specialisation (with 6 figures
and 8 tables) - M. IQBAL & M. S. ZAHUR
(Seondary phloem vs bark - Origin of the secondary Phloem -
Morphological variations - Structural organisation - Phloem ontogeny -
Fossil Phloem - Trends of specialisation - Conclusions - Literature
cited) 187-240
Ultrastructural differentiation of sieve elements (with 6 figures) M. IQBAL
(Phloem development - Sieve element differentiation - The cells
specially associated with sieve elements - Conclusions - Literature
cited) 241-270
Phloem proteins: Structure, biochemistry and function (with 3 figures)
(P-Protein Structure - Biochemistry - Function(s) of P-Protein -
Literature cited) . 271-292
Developmental and functional aspects of the periderm (with 9 figures)
(The structure of the periderm - Phellogen initiation - Factors
affecting phellogen development - Morphology of the periderm and
rhytidome - Phellogen activity- Relationship between cambial and
phellogen activities - Lenticels - Periderms as protective tissues -
Conclusions - Literature cited) 293-315
Some notes on gum and resin ducts and cavities in angiosperms (with 5
figures and 2 tables) - M. N. B. NAIR
(Gums, resins and gumresins - Gum ducts and gum cavities - Structure
of the epithelial cell - Site of synthesis of gums and resins - Mode
of secretion - Improvement in the production of exudates - Literature
cited) 317-340
Subject Index 341-344
Plant Index 345-352
Author Index 353-363