Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs): Types, Uses and Safety

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Qiang-Sheng Wu and De-Jian Zhang (Editors)
College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, P.R.China

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Plant growth regulators consist of organic molecules produced synthetically and used to modulate plant growth. There are several classes of plant growth regulators, including auxin, gibberellin, abscisic acid, cytokinins, salicylic, jasmonic acid and ethylene, as well as more recently investigated brassinosteroids, strigolactones, polyamine, etc.

These plant growth regulators have either promoting or inhibitory effects on plant growth and development by means of modification in plant secondary metabolism and gene regulation. Some of plant growth regulators may have safe issues in fields. More attention should be paid in the application of plant growth regulators. Researchers also try to find other regulators to do more field experiments, in order to reduce the amount of organic chemicals (e.g., traditional plant growth regulators) used. This book discusses the function, types, uses and safety of plant growth regulators. The effects of plant growth regulators on horticultural plants are specially introduced in this book. Fly ash and soil mycorrhizal fungi-released glomalin also get a lot of attention in this book.
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Preface

Chapter 1. Interaction between Exogenous Plant Growth Regulators and Endogenous Phytohormones as a Key Tool to Modification of Plant Secondary Metabolism in Vitro
(Kalina Danova, Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 2. Metabolism of Abscisic Acid and Its Regulation Roles in Fruit Ripening
(Tingting Lai, Xinxin Du, Ziying Lai, Dongmei Han, Zhenxian Wu and Tao Luo, College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, and others)

Chapter 3. Influence of Fly Ash on the Plant Growth of Jatropha Curcas a Biodiesel Plant: Waste Utilization with Sustainability Approach
(Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Exogenous Glomalin-Related Soil Proteins Regulate Plant and Soil Responses
(Wei-Qin Gao, Bo Shu, De-Jian Zhang and Qiang-Sheng Wu, College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, Hubei, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Phytohormones: Role in Manipulation of Genome-Wide Associated Horticultural Traits for Crop Improvement
(J. Shankaraswamy and Shahanaz, Department of Fruit Science and Post-Harvest Technology, College of Horticulture, Mojerla, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Wanaparthy, Telangana State, India)

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