The first comprehensive treatment of the physiology of plants under stress. Physiology of Plants Under Stress: Environmental Factors, Volume 1 is a valuable resource for plant physiologists, horticulturists, crop scientists, plant breeders, agronomists, and plant molecular biologists. It provides the most detailed coverage, to date, of the impact of a wide range of environmental variables upon plant structure, development, and growth. Comprehensive in scope, it explores: Plant stress physiology fundamentals, including growth regulation, membranes, phytohormones, carbon balance, and the use of stable isotopes in stress studies. Relevant physical, chemical, and biological aspects of all forms of environmental stress and their effects upon plant metabolism. Multiple levels of adaptation, including behavioral, morphological, anatomical, physiological, and biochemical responses. Plant responses to specific environmental stresses such as drought and flooding, light intensity, high heat, chilling and freezing, and other. recent advances in microbiology and genetic manipulation in the regulation of metabolic influences. And much more. each chapter concludes with study/review outlines and self-study review questions, making this an ideal text for graduate level courses in plant physiology, horticulture, agronomy, and crop science.