Plant Physiology

Plant Physiology is a sub discipline of botany concerned with the functioning or physiology of plants. Closely related fields include plant morphology (structure of plants), plant ecology (interactions with the environment), photochemistry (biochemistry of plants), cell biology, genetics, biophysics and molecular biology.

Fundamental process such as photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrition, plant hormones functions, tropisms, nastic movements, photoperiodism, photo morphogenesis, circadian rhythms, environmental stress physiology, seed germination, dormancy and stomata function and transpiration, both parts of plants of plant water relations, are studied by plant physiologists.

The field of plant physiology includes the study of all the internal activities of plants—those chemical and physical processes associated with life as they occur in plants. This includes study at many levels of scale of size and time. At the smallest scale are molecular interactions of photosynthesis and internal diffusion of water, minerals, and nutrients. At the largest scale are the processes of plant development, seasonality, dormancy, and reproductive control. Major sub disciplines of plant physiology include photochemistry (the study of the biochemistry of plants) and phytopathology (the study of disease in plants). The scope of plant physiology as a discipline may be divided into several major areas of research.

  • Plant Morphology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Cellular Interaction
  • Phytochemistry
  • Environmental Interactions

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