Baker and Taylor
Secretions and Exudates in Biological Systems (Signaling and Communication in Plants): Secretions and Exudates in Biological Systems
""Secretions and emissions in biological systems play important signaling roles within the organism but also in its communication with the surrounding environment... Not too long ago, secretions and emissions were considered biological waste products thatwere simply discharged out of plants through a chemical gradient with no function to the environment whatsoever... This volume brings together state-of-the-art information about the role of secretions and emissions in different organs and organisms ranging from flowers and roots of plants to human organs... The plant chapters will relate information regarding the biochemistry of flower volatiles and root exudates, and their role in attracting pollinators and interacting with soil microbial communities, respectively... Microbial chapters will explain the biochemistry and ecology of quorum sensing and how microbial communities aggregate in different environments through the continuous release and sensing of compounds that regulate the 'quorum' in the community... Other chapters will explain the biology of secretions by algae and humans, among other organisms.""--Pref.