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Botany, Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
An Introduction to Plant Biology

Author(s): James D. Mauseth, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-13: 9781284077537
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     808 pages      © 2017
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Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of plant science. No botany text better connects structure to function and does so with higher quality art and imagery. Combining strong scientific grounding with an approachable writing style, Botany teaches and engages. The essentials to a foundational understanding of plant science are all there, including structure, genetics and evolution, physiology and development, and ecology. Now in a modernized sixth edition, the text continues to lead with the latest material on molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and the most recent coverage of taxonomy and phylogeny of plants to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge botanical research. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition is the clear choice for students digging into this exciting science.

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  • NEW Botany in Action animations educate and entertain!
  • Includes two NEW chapters on ethnobotany and community ecology
  • Features a NEW Chapter providing foundational information on botany, including climate ecology, adaptation, genes and genetics, and phylogeny of plants
  • NEW Did You Know? feature illuminates the direct application of plants to our lives and stimulates curiosity of the fascinating botanical world around us
  • NEW At the Next Level feature provides opportunities to expand one’s understanding of botany
  • Integrates more material on modern discoveries in genetics and molecular biology
  • Visually stunning design with over 550 NEW and REVISED figures including NEW photographs and thoroughly revised, detailed illustrations unlock complex topics and biological processes
  • Classic features Botany and Beyond and Plants and People have been retained by popular demand, and modernized to suit a new generation of learners
  • Includes additional coverage of seeds and seedlings, genome sciences, current transports (PIN), gene regulation, and flowering
  • NEW Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare students for the new material and guide their study

Applicable Courses

Intended for science majors taking Introductory Botany found at the 100 to 300 level. Such courses are found in the majority of biology departments.

Course names include:

  • General Botany
  • Basic Botany
  • Plant Biology
  • Molecular Genetics: General Plant Biology
  • Morphology of Higher Land Plants
  • Advanced Botany
Chapter  1  Introduction to Plants and Botany
Chapter  2  Overview of Plant Life
Part  1  Plant Structure
Chapter  3  Cell Structure
Chapter  4  Growth and Division of the Cell
Chapter  5  Tissues and the Primary Growth of Stems
Chapter  6  Leaves
Chapter  7  Roots
Chapter  8  Structure of Woody Plants
Chapter  9  Flowers and Reproduction
Part  2  Plant Physiology and Development
Chapter  10  Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis
Chapter  11  Energy Metabolism: Respiration
Chapter  12  Transport Processes
Chapter  13  Soils and Mineral Nutrition
Chapter  14  Development and Morphogenesis
Chapter  15  Genes and the Genetic Basis of Metabolism and Development
Part  3  Genetics and Evolution
Chapter  16  Genetics
Chapter  17  Population Genetics and Evolution
Chapter  18  Classification and Systematics
Chapter  19  Algae and the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells
Chapter  20  Nonvascular Plants: Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts
Chapter  21  Vascular Plants Without Seeds
Chapter  22  Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms
Chapter  23  Seed Plants II: Angiosperms
Chapter  24  Ethnobotany: Plants and People
Part  4  Ecology
Chapter  25  Populations and Ecosystems
Chapter  26  Community Ecology
Chapter  27  Biomes

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

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

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

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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    "The 'Botany and Beyond' and the 'Plants and People' sections are excellent!  I especially appreciate the diversity of topics, and the direct application, and the clarity of writing.“

    "I would definitely anticipate using a sixth edition of this text.  I felt the text had most of what I wanted in a textbook."

    "The section on plant structure I find to be the single strongest area of the book and the area I feel sets it apart from the competitors.“

    "The key strengths are its clear writing, great illustrations and solid coverage of anatomy, histology, cell biology and physiology." 


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ISBN-13: 9781284077537

Answers to In-Text Questions
Instructor Manual
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Test Bank
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ISBN-13: 9781284111842

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