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Plant Structure: A Colour Guide, Second Edition

Author(s): Bryan G Bowes, University of Glasgow
James D. Mauseth, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763763862
  • Paperback    288 pages      © 2009
Price: $205.95 US List
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This fundamental guide to understanding plant structure offers plant scientists, plant biologists and horticulturalists in practice and in academia, a combination of concise scientific text and superb color photographs and drawings. 

The book deals with the development and mature form of plants, focusing on structure at anatomical, histological and fine structure levels. Appropriate emphasis is given to plants of economic importance.

The new and totally revised edition has been expanded by 30% with 194 new photos and diagrams. The original author has been joined by Dr James Mauseth to create a formidable partnership of teaching and research experience from Europe and North America.

Key elements of the revised book include: recent findings (supplemented by DNA analysis) on the classification of flowering plants; current concepts of plant wall structure; detailed description of eg. leaves as insectivorous traps; spines in cacti, desert plants adapted for water storage, saltmarsh and aquatic plants; a new section on asexual plant multiplication; additional bibliography and website resources.

Plant Structure - A Colour Guide is designed as a tool for teaching and revision at undergraduate and graduate levels, as a complement to traditional textbooks for professionals and researchers, and as a general reference for non-specialists.
 

Features & Benefits

Combines concise scientific text with color photos and drawings of the highest quality.

Covers anatomy, histology and ultrastructure with emphasis on plants of economic importance.

A valuable resource at the many levels of teaching, research, and reference.

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Plant Structure - A Colour Guide is designed as a tool for teaching and revision at undergraduate and graduate levels, as a complement to traditional textbooks for professionals and researchers, and as a general reference for non-specialists. 

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 The plant cell.
Chapter 3 Plant histology.
Chapter 4 Apical meristems.
Chapter 5 The green leaf.
Chapter 6 The stem.
Chapter 7 The root.
Chapter 8 Plant reproduction.


Bryan G Bowes-University of Glasgow

James D. Mauseth, PhD-University of Texas, Austin

James Mauseth
The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology

Education:
B.S., University of Washington at Seattle, 1970   
Ph.D., University of Washington at Seattle, 1975

Research:
Research in his lab centers on evolution of morphogenic mechanisms and structure. They use cacti as model organisms because the family contains a great amount of structural/developmental diversity and because the cactus genus Pekeskia retains numerous relictual characters. Plants of Pereskia have hard woody stems and ordinary large leaves. From ancestors like this, morphogenic mechanisms have evolved into ones capable of controlling the differentiation of various types of highly modified wood, unusual types of cortex that have leaf-like features, and apical meristems that minimize the number of mitoses necessary to produce large plants. Because each evolutionary line in the family has undergone particular types of modification of the morphogenic mechanism, they can compare different types of differentiation of a particular tissue, each type controlled by homologous morphogenic mechanisms.

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  • Reviews of the 1st edition: 



    “The concept is remarkable….written to inform with maximum clarity and brevity.”
    The Horticulturist


    “The author has succeeded in preparing material not only for students and professional biologists, but also for artists and interested lay people... Students will find the hundreds of full colour illustrations a welcome study resource.... visually delightful.”
    Trends in Plant Science

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