Source: UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology at CABI’s website.
The publisher’s blurb:
Ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) has profound effects on plant growth and development, and exposure varies with ozone depletion and across geographic regions, with ecosystem and agricultural consequences. This book deals with large-scale impacts but also how UV-B affects plants at the molecular level is also fascinating, and the UV-B photoreceptor has only recently been characterised. While UV-B radiation can be damaging, it also has a more positive role in plant photomorphogenesis. Consequently UV-B treatments are being developed as innovative approaches to improve horticulture. This book is a timely synthesis of what we know and need to know about UV-B radiation and plants.
Table of contents
- Part 1: The UV-B Environment
- 1: Towards an Understanding of the Implications of Changing Stratospheric Ozone, Climate and UV Radiation
- 2: Quantification of UV Radiation
- 3: UV Radiation and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Emerging Perspectives
- Part 2: UV-B Induced Changes to Plant Physiology, Morphology and Secondary Metabolism
- 4: UV-B Changes in Secondary Plant Metabolites
- 5: UV-B Induced Morphological Changes – an Enigma
- 6: Plant Responses to Fluctuating UV Environments
- Part 3: The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of UV-B responses
- 7: The Effects of UV-B on the Biochemistry and Metabolism of Plants
- 8: Discovery and Characterization of the UV-B Photoreceptor UVR8
- 9: UV-B Signal Transduction from Photoperception to Response
- Part 4: UV-B Impact on Agriculture and Horticulture
- 10: The Effects of Ultraviolet-B on Vitis vinifera – How Important is UV-B for Grape Biochemical Composition?
- 11: Turning UV Photobiology into an Agricultural Reality