- Crop physiology refers to “Science of how plants develop, grow, and respond to their environment at the cellular & biochemical level”.
- Plant physiology is the study of:
a) the functions and processes occurring in plants
b) the vital processes occurring in plants
c) how plants work
- In essence, plant physiology is a study of the plant way of life, which include various aspects of the plant lifestyle and survival including: metabolism, water relations, mineral nutrition, development, movement, irritability (response to the environment), organization, growth, and transport processes.
- Plant physiology is a subdiscipline of botany concerned with the functioning, or physiology, of plants.
- Julius von Sachs (October 2, 1832 – May 29, 1897) is considered as the father of Plant Physiology.
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