Plant Cuticles - an integrated functional approach
G. Kerstiens, editor
337 + xiv pages. BIOS
Scientific Publishers, Oxford.
ISBN 1 85996 130 4
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Table of contents:
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D Edwards, GD Abbott and JA Raven:
Cuticles of early land plants: a palaeoecophysiological evaluation.
Structure and ontogeny of plant cuticles.
Biosynthetic pathways of cutin and waxes, and their sensitivity to
L Schreiber, T Kirsch and M Riederer:
Diffusion through cuticles: principles and models.
Diffusion of water vapour and gases across cuticles and through stomatal
pores presumed closed.
J Schonherr and P Baur:
Effects of temperature, surfactants and other adjuvants on rates of
uptake of organic compounds.
JD Barnes and J Cardoso-Vilhena:
Interactions between electromagnetic radiation and the plant cuticle.
Fungal attachment and penetration.
M Riederer and C Markstadter:
Cuticular waxes - a critical assessment of current knowledge.
Plant surface waxes and insect behaviour.
Integrated case study: effects of maize leaf epicuticular lipids on
DM Jackson and DA Danehower:
Integrated case study: Nicotiana leaf-surface components and their
effects on insect pests and diseases.
TLW Carver, SM Ingerson and BJ Thomas:
Influences of host surface features on development of Erysiphe graminis
and Erysiphe pisi.
The presence of water on leaf surfaces and its importance for microbes
Surface wetness and pollutant deposition.
Interactions between epiphytic microbes and deposited compounds.
J Grace and PR van Gardingen:
Plant cuticles under challenge.
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