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Author Niklas, Karl J.

Title Plant allometry : the scaling of form and process / Karl J. Niklas
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1994]


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 MELB  581.31 Nik/Pat  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Growth and Metabolism. Growth and Development. Multicellularity and Modular Construction. Size and Shape. Scaling Principles. Dimensional Analysis. The 2/3-Power Law. The 3/4-Power Law. Growth and Time. Photosynthesis and Two Physical Laws. Organs Versus Organisms -- 2. Aquatic Plants. Absorption Coefficients of Water and Plant Cells. The Package Effect and the Scaling of Cell Geometry and Shape. The Transport Equations and Dimensionless Groupings of Variables. Fluid Flow and Mass and Heat Transport: Phytoplankton. Self-Propulsion: The Volvocales. The Mechanics of Ciliary Motion. Hydrodynamic Forces and the Mechanics of Attached Aquatic Plants -- 3. Terrestrial Plants. Heat and Mass Transfer and Boundary Layer Resistances. Stomatal Resistances. The Mechanical Scaling of Foliage Leaves. Mechanical Design: General Considerations. The Mechanical Scaling of Tree Height. The Mechanical Scaling of Other Terrestrial Plants. The Scaling of Self-Thinning -- 4. Reproduction
The Scaling of Reproductive Biomass. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds. Branches and Reproductive Structures. The Scaling of Long-Distance Dispersal. Size and Gender Expression -- 5. Evolution. Heterochrony. Heterauxesis and Allomorphosis. On Being Small or Large. The Scaling of the Plant Life Cycle. The Evolution of Plant Life Histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Plant allometry.
Growth (Plants)
Pcant allometry
Plant allometry.
LC no. 94002418
ISBN 0226580806 (alk. paper)
0226580814 (paperback: alk. paper)