The Resource The Biology of Reaction Wood, edited by Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpää, Joseph Gril, (electronic resource)

The Biology of Reaction Wood, edited by Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpää, Joseph Gril, (electronic resource)

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The Biology of Reaction Wood
Title
The Biology of Reaction Wood
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edited by Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpää, Joseph Gril
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Language
eng
Summary
The book is an essential reference source on reaction wood for wood scientists and technologists, plant biologists, silviculturists, forest ecologists, and anyone involved in the growing of trees and the processing of wood. It brings together our current understanding of all aspects of reaction wood, and is the first book to compare and discuss both compression wood and tension wood. Trees produce reaction wood to maintain the vertical orientation of their stems and the optimum angle of each branch. They achieve this by laying down fibre cell walls in which differences in physical and chemical structure from those of normal fibres are expressed as differential stresses across the stem or branch. This process, while of obvious value for the survival of the tree, causes serious problems for the utilisation of timber. Timber derived from trees containing significant amounts of reaction wood is subject to dimensional instability on drying, causing distortion and splitting. It is also difficult to work as timber, and for the pulp and paper industry the cost of removing the increased amount of lignin in compression wood is substantial. This has both practical and economic consequences for industry. Understanding the factors controlling reaction wood formation and its effect on wood structure is therefore fundamental to our understanding of the adaptation of trees to their environment and to the sustainable use of wood. The topics covered include: -Morphology, anatomy and ultrastructure of reaction wood -Cell-wall polymers in reaction wood and their biosynthesis -Changes in tree proteomes during reaction wood formation <-The biomechanical action and biological functions of reaction wood - Physical and mechanical properties of reaction wood from the scale of cell walls to planks -The detection and characterisation of compression wood -Effects of reaction wood on the performance of wood and wood-based products - Commercial implications of reaction wood and the influence of forest management on its formation
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Gardiner, Barry
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0
LC call number
  • SD430-559
  • TS800-915
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Barnett, John.
  • Saranpää, Pekka.
  • Gril, Joseph.
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Series statement
Springer Series in Wood Science,
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  • Life sciences
  • Forests and forestry
  • Trees
  • Wood
  • Plant anatomy
  • Plant physiology
  • Life Sciences
  • Wood Science & Technology
  • Forestry
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Anatomy/Development
  • Tree Biology
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The Biology of Reaction Wood, edited by Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpää, Joseph Gril, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Morphology, Anatomy and Ultrastructure of Reaction Wood -- Cell Wall Polymers in Reaction Wood -- The Molecular Mechanisms of Reaction Wood Induction -- Biomechanical Action and Biological Functions -- Physical and Mechanical Properties of Reaction Wood -- Detection and Grading of Compression Wood -- Effects of Reaction Wood on the Performance of Wood and Wood-based Products -- Commercial Implications of Reaction Wood and the Influence of Forest Management
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unknown
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IX, 274 p. 77 illus., 36 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783642108143
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-642-10814-3
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-10814-3
Label
The Biology of Reaction Wood, edited by Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpää, Joseph Gril, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Morphology, Anatomy and Ultrastructure of Reaction Wood -- Cell Wall Polymers in Reaction Wood -- The Molecular Mechanisms of Reaction Wood Induction -- Biomechanical Action and Biological Functions -- Physical and Mechanical Properties of Reaction Wood -- Detection and Grading of Compression Wood -- Effects of Reaction Wood on the Performance of Wood and Wood-based Products -- Commercial Implications of Reaction Wood and the Influence of Forest Management
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 274 p. 77 illus., 36 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642108143
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-10814-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-642-10814-3

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