Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2004, pp. 121–122. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2004, pp. 157–158. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Ivanov, Obroucheva. LOSSES OF SCIENCE V.V. Polevoi passed away in St. Petersburg on July the cell size being manifold increased. V.V. Polevoi 18, 2001. He headed the Department of Plant Physiol- paid a special attention to the speciﬁcity of growth via ogy and Biochemistry, St.-Petersburg State University, elongation, which replaces the motile activity in ani- from 1972 until 1999, and launched there a school of mals and allows the plant to grow towards a source of researchers studying the phytohormonal regulation of essential nutrients, water, and light. The growth via plant growth and morphogenesis. He wrote the ﬁrst in elongation is regulated by IAA. Russia textbooks on phytohormones, the basic text The mechanisms underlying the effects of this hor- book on physiology, and a book on plant growth and mone are still unclear. V.V. Polevoi not only was among development, as well as interesting books concerning the ﬁrst researchers who paid attention to a possible wide problems of biology. Some books written together membrane mechanism of its action, but also
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