The present work is based on the study of the laticiferous system in Hevea. It therefore covers anatomical, histological, and cytological research on laticifers and latex, together with biochemical and enzymological investigation of latex in vitro. Integration of all these studies led to the investigation of the physiology of the laticiferous function. The work described includes the most important results obtained over a period of nearly a century and the most recent work which has yet to be published.

part 1|55 pages

Anatomy and Cytology of the Laticiferous System of Hevea brasiliensis

chapter 1.I|12 pages

Anatomical Organization of the Laticiferous System in the Bark

ByElisabeth de Faÿ, Jean-Louis Jacob

chapter 1.II|15 pages

Cytology and Cytochemistry of the Laticiferous System

ByE. de Faÿ, Ch. Hébant, J.-L. Jacob

part 2|40 pages

The Composition of Latex from Hevea brasiliensis as a Laticiferous Cytoplasm

chapter 2.I|30 pages

The Composition of Latex from Hevea Brasiliensis as a Laticiferous Cytoplasm

ByJ. d'Auzac, J.-L. Jacob

part 3|122 pages

The Metabolism of the Laticiferous Cells of Hevea brasiliensis

chapter 3|2 pages

Introduction to Section 3

ByJ. -L. Jacob, J. C. Prevot

chapter 3.I|44 pages

General Metabolism of Hevea Brasiliensis Latex (with the Exception of Isoprenic Anabolism)

ByJ.-L. Jacob, J.-C. Prévôt, R. G. O. Kekwick

chapter 3.II|20 pages

The Formation of Isoprenoids in Hevea Latex

ByR. G. O. Kekwick

chapter 3.III|14 pages

Metabolic Regulation and Homeostasis in the Laticiferous Cell

ByH. Chrestin, B. Marin, J.-L. Jacob, J. d'Auzac

chapter 3.IV|40 pages

Sucrose Supply and Utilization for Latex Production

ByJaroslav Tupý

part 4|67 pages

Physiology of Latex Flow

chapter 4.I|12 pages

Tapping Systems and Area of Drained Bark

ByJ. d'Auzac

chapter 4.II|24 pages

Water Relations and Latex Flow

ByS. W. Pakianathan, G. Haridas, J. d'Auzac

chapter 4.III|29 pages

Factors Involved in the Stopping of Flow After Tapping

ByJ. d'Auzac

part 5|56 pages

The Hormonal Stimulation of Latex Yield

chapter 5.I|5 pages

Historical Account

ByJ. d'Auzac

chapter 5.II|25 pages

Physico-Chemical and Biochemical Mechanisms of Hormonal (Ethylene) Stimulation

ByMichel Coupé, Hervé Chrestin

chapter 5.III|22 pages

Factors Influencing Response to Hormonal Yield Stimulation: Limits of This Stimulation

ByJ.-M. Eschbach, R. Lacrotte

part 6|61 pages

The Limiting Factors for Latex Yield of Hevea

chapter 6.I|38 pages

Yield-Limiting Factors, Latex Physiological Parameters, Latex Diagnosis, and Clonal Topology

ByJ.-L. Jacob, J.-C. Prévôt, D. Roussel, R. Lacrotte, E. Serres, J. d'Auzac, J.-M. Eschbach, H. Omont

chapter 6.II|21 pages

Possibility of the Use of the Physiological Parameters of Latex in Early Selection

ByP. Bricard, D. Nicolas

part 7|54 pages

The Bark Dryness Disease (Brown-Bast) of Hevea

chapter 7.I|24 pages

Symptomatology, Histological, and Cytological Aspects

ByE. de Faÿ, J.-L. Jacob

chapter 7.III|16 pages

Conditions Which Favor the Onset of Brown Bast

ByJ.-M. Eschbach, R. Lacrotte, E. Serres