Johnson, Jon D. Department of Forestry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
- Carbon relations
- Cold resistance
- Water relations
- Transport and support
- Mineral nutrition
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The study of how trees grow and develop in terms of genetics; biochemistry; cellular, tissue, and organ functions; and interaction with environmental factors. While many physiological processes are similar in trees and other plants, particularly at the molecular and biochemical levels, trees possess unique physiologies that help determine their outward appearance. These physiological processes include carbon relations (photosynthesis, carbohydrate allocation), cold and drought resistance, water relations, and mineral nutrition.
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