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Author Lack, Andrew (Andrew J.)

Title Plant biology / Andrew Lack & David Evans
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Taylor & Francis, 2005


Description 1 online resource (vii, 351 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series BIOS instant notes
BIOS instant notes.
Contents Section A. Introduction -- A1. Introduction -- Section B. Understanding plants -- methods in plant biology -- B1. Arabidopsis and other model plants -- B2. Methods in experimental plant science -- B3. Studying plant evolution and ecology -- Section C. Plant cells -- C1. The plant cell -- C2. The cell wall -- C3. Plastids and mitochondria -- C4. Membranes -- C5. Nucleus and genome -- C6. Cell division -- Section D. Vegetative anatomy -- D1. Meristems and primary tissue -- D2. Roots -- D3. Herbaceous stems and primary growth -- D4. Woody stems and secondary growth -- D5. Leaves -- Section E. Plants, water and mineral nutrition -- E1. Plants and water -- E2. Water retention and stomata -- E3. Movement of nutrient ions across membranes -- E4. Uptake of mineral nutrients by plants -- E5. Functions of mineral nutrients -- Section F. Metabolism -- F1. Photosynthetic pigments and the nature of light -- F2. Major reactions of photosynthesis -- F3. C3 and C4 plants and CAM -- F4. Respiration and carbohydrate metabolism -- F5. Amino acid, lipid, polysaccharide and secondary product metabolism -- Section G. Reproductive biology -- G1. The flower -- G2. Pollen and ovules -- G3. Breeding systems -- G4. Self incompatibility -- G5. Ecology of flowering and pollination -- Section H. Seeds and fruits -- H1. The seed -- H2. Fruits -- H3. Fruit and seed dispersal -- H4. Seed dormancy -- H5. Regeneration and establishment -- Section I. Sensing and responding to the environment -- I1. Photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis and circadian rhythms -- I2. Tropisms -- I3. Nastic responses -- I4. Abscission -- I5. Stress avoidance and adaptation -- Section J. Growth and development -- J1. Features of growth and development -- J2. Biochemistry of growth regulation -- J3. Molecular action of plant hormones and intracellular messengers -- J4. Physiology of floral initiation and development -- Section K. Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology -- K1. Plant breeding -- K2. Plant cell and tissue culture -- K3. Plant genetic engineering -- Section L. Plant ecology -- L1. Ecology of different growth forms -- L2. Physical factors and plant distribution -- L3. Plant communities -- L4. Populations -- L5. Polymorphisms and population genetics -- L6. Contribution to carbon balance and atmosphere -- Section M. Interactions between plants and other organisms -- M1. Mycorrhiza -- M2. Nitrogen fixation -- M3. Interactions between plants and animals -- M4. Fungal pathogens and endophytes -- M5. Bacteria, mycoplasma, viruses and heterokonts -- M6. Parasites and saprophytes -- M7. Carnivorous plants -- Section N. Human uses of plants -- N1. Plants as food -- N2. Plants for construction -- N3. Plants in medicine -- N4. Plants for other uses -- N5. Bioremediation -- Section O. Algae and bryophytes -- O1. The algae -- O2. The bryophytes -- O3. Reproduction in bryophytes -- Section P. Spore-bearing vascular plants -- P1. Early evolution of vascular plants -- P2. Clubmosses and quillworts -- P3. Horsetails -- P4. Ferns -- Section Q. Seed plants -- Q1. Early seed plants -- Q2. Conifers -- Q3. Cycads, ginkgo and Gnetopsida -- Q4. Evolution of flowering plants -- Q5. General features of plant evolution
Summary "As with the first edition, this new edition of Bios Instant Notes in Plant Biology provides an insight into the whole of plant science. It is written primarily for undergraduates and will be accessible to anyone interested in plants. The text has been substantially updated and reorganized ... Book jacket."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-339) and index
Notes Dr Andrew Lack, School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK Dr David Evans, School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Print version record
Subject Botany -- Outlines, syllabi, etc
Botany -- Textbooks
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Ecologie végétale.
Genre/Form outlines (documents)
Outlines and syllabi
Outlines and syllabi.
Résumés et programmes.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, D. E. (David E.)
ISBN 9780203002902