With the advent of transgene techlogy, plant physiology, over the last ten years, has undergone a 'sea-change' and there is a need to 'rewrite'. Molecular Physiology and Biotechlogy of Flowering Plants attempts to provide an uptodate account. The first chapter Seed Germination and Seedling: Beginning of an Establishment discusses light and hormonal control of these processes followed by chapters on vegetative and reproductive phases of plants. In Vegetative Phase vel concepts such as 'Stem-cell' and 'Determination of Cell-fate' and conceptual changes concerning apical dominance and stomatal physiology, followed by Reproductive Phase where floral evocation, floral stimulus and gene expression during flowering are discussed.
A. Rashid.: Formerly Professor of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi