Plant physiology: Characteristics, Breeding and Genetics

Editors : Ramdane Dris and Catherine Barry-Ryan

Plant Physiology: Characteristics, Breeding and Genetics



The book contains papers presented at the workshop on ‘Plant Physiology – Characteristics, Breeding and Genetics’ which was held 1-4 June 2001 at Babtai Horicultural Research Institute, Babtai, Kaunas, Lithuania. Papers were selected for inclusion in this publication after a process of peer-review and evaluation by an editorial board. This book additionally includes fresh information on current scientific  research activities ongoing in similar  fields.
Plants are the primary gatherers and providers of cellular energy and suppliers of organic nutrients for virtually all others organisms. Some fulfil this role by growing  wild in uncultivated areas. Plants are a renewable resource that can be generated in an environmentally acceptable manner  and provide a route to an environmentally sustainable development. In order to understand plant physiology therefore, we need to know the nature of the cells that make up the tissues and organs of plants and the spatial arrangement of these organs.
The time seemed appropriate for reviewing past and recent achievements in plant physiology and attempting to a futuristic prospectus. This book focuses on factors affecting physiology changes occurring during the growth and development of plants and their impact on crop breeding. The book looks at, the impact of physiological changes on the activity of some metabolisms. This book will be useful to scientists, researches, students or experts investigating plant physiology, plant biotechnology, plant pathology breeding and genetics.


Ramdane Dris – Finland

Catherine Barry-Ryan – Irland


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Chilling Stress Response of Crop Plant to Low Non Freezing Temperatures
Krzysztof Klamkowski  

Fractination of Wheat Gliadins
Krkošková Bernadetta and Macová Eva

Characterisation and Inhibition of Polyphenoloxidase of Yellow Mombin (Spondias mombin L.) Fruit
Narendra Narain and Pushkar Singh Bora  

Flora Morphogenesis of Tomato Plants Subjected to Application of Bioactive Substances
Stan Nistor, Munteanu Nicolae, Ungureanu Gina, Stan Teodor and Ungureanu Ovidiu  

Influence of PPO Activity on Quality of Pear
Zhang Jingfang  

Comparative Study between Coloured and White-blossom Field Pea in Latvia
M. Vitjazkova  

Chip Quality Determination Traits: Variability and Heritability in Potato Clone Population
Ilze Skrabule  

Sink Activity of Cytokinins and Plant Productivity
E.S. Ronzhina  

Columnar Growth in Apple Breeding
Michael Turunen  

Characterisation of Latvian Red and White Currant (Ribes rubrum L.) Genetic Resources
Kaspars Kampuss and Sarmite Strautina  

Phaseolus Germplasm Collection Management System in Belarus
Ivan Russkikh  

Flowering and Productivity Stimulation of Pisum sativum L. Plants after Spraying with Potassium
Orate Daniela Traykova, Nadejda Balabakova and Maritza Mileva  

Low Temperature Effects on Dry Matter Partitioning and Yield of Cassava Clones
S.O. Akparobi, A.O. Togun, I.J. Ekanayake and R. Dris  

Bacillus subtilis BS 934 Antagonistic Action upon Soft Rot and Black Leg Agents
Boris M. Sharga, Rimantas Daugelavius and Elena Bakiene  

Cytogenetic Analysis of Cell Abnormalities in Root Meristem of Peas (Pisum sativum L.) after Treatment with Herbicides
Y.I. Kozhuro and N.P. Maximova  

Highly Productive and Adaptive Common Bean Samples from Collection of Belarus State University Ivan Russkikh  

In vitro Preliminary Test: Antagonism of some Microbial Organisms and Pseudomonas syringae
Ivan Russkih, Elena Kramtsova and Alexey Holyk  

Potential and Possibilities of Using Gametophytic Generation in Conventional Plant Breeding Methods: A Synergy for Rapid Plant Improvement
Tejaswini, B. Mridula and C. Aruna  

Pollen Response as Marker (PRM) and Pollen Selection: Novel Tools in Crop Improvement
R.L. Ravikumar and B.S. Patil  

Study of Antifungal Effect and Nature of Suppressive Volatile Produced by Bacillus subtilis BS 2924
Boris M. Sharga  

Alternative Method for Evaluation of Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.): Advance Lines based on Genotype Ranking
T.N. Shivananda, P. Rudraswamy, S.R. Viswanath, D.P. Viswanath, R. Siddaramappa and R. Dris  

Accumulation and Preservation of the Gene Fund of Flower, Breeds and Hybrids Developed by Lithuanian Selectionists
Gitana Indrišiūnaitė  

Introduction and Selection of Fruits Plants in Pomology Department of Vilnius University Botanical Garden
Silva Zilinskaite, Darius Ryliskis, Edvardas Medius and Aukse Meiduviene  

Study on Inheritance of Characters Related to Phosphorus Efficiency in Varietes of Spring Wheat
Huang Yaqun, Ma Wenqi, Liu Sheping and Wang Jiqing  

Evaluation of Ornamentation of Gladioli Cultivars in Vilnius University Botanical Garden
Gitana Indrišiūnaitė  

Standardisation of in-vitro Pollen Screening for Osmotic Stress in Sorghum
B.S. Patil, P.M. Salimath and R.L. Ravikumar