Dr. Marcia A. Harrison publishes a book chapter

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Marcia A. Harrison, Ph.D.Marcia A. Harrison, Ph.D., recently had a chapter published in a 2012 release by Springer Science + Media. Dr. Harrison is a researcher within the Neuroscience and Developmental Biology research cluster in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.

The book, published by Springer Science + Business Media, is entitled Phytohormones and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. This publication summarizes what is currently known regarding phytohormones, which are chemicals that regulate plant growth, and how they are influenced by the environmental stresses that plants encounter. Dr. Harrison penned Chapter 2, “Cross-Talk Between Phytohormone Signaling Pathways Under Both Optimal and Stressful Environmental Conditions.”

Dr. Harrison is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on the role of the plant hormone ethylene in regulating plant growth and growth movements. Ethylene often acts as a signal that triggers growth changes in response to changing environmental conditions.

Excellent work, Dr. Harrison!To learn more and to download the book, visit Springer’s website: http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/plant+sciences/book/978-3-642-25828-2.