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Botany: A Lab Manual, Sixth Edition

Author(s): Amanda Snook
James D. Mauseth, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-13: 9781284111842
  • Spiral/paperback    260 pages      © 2017
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Botany: A Lab Manual, Sixth Edition is the perfect companion to any botany course. Packed with hands-on activities, it engages students and broadens their understanding of plant biology. Now in full color and a convenient lay-flat format, it provides detailed examination of plant structure, plant groups, genetics, classification, and more. Featuring additional case studies and image labeling activities, Botany: A Lab Manual is the clear choice for students digging into this exciting science.

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Features & Benefits

  • Goals for each lab are clearly and succinctly presented
  • Step-by-step activities allow you to record findings and sketch observations
  • Compare and Contrast questions encourage analysis of results
  • NEW Case Studies promote critical thinking while in the lab setting
  • Full-color Image Labeling exercises for plant anatomy
  • Study Guide questions are offered post-lab to reinforce key points and concepts learned

Applicable Courses

Designed for use in the introductory plant biology course.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Botany and Microscopy
Chapter  2  Introduction to Plant Cells
Chapter  3  Cell Division
Chapter  4  Plant Tissues and Herbaceous Stems
Chapter  5  Leaves
Chapter  6  Roots
Chapter  7  Secondary Meristems and Woody Growth
Chapter  8  Photosynthesis
Chapter  9  Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Chapter  10  Water Pollution
Chapter  11  Mineral Nutrition
Chapter  12  Tissue Culture
Chapter  13  Genetics, Inheritance, and Natural Selection
Chapter  14  Classification and Systematics
Chapter  15  Algae
Chapter  16  Non-Vascular Plants
Chapter  17  Seedless Vascular Plants
Chapter  18  Gymnosperms
Chapter  19  Angiosperms I: Flowers
Chapter  20  Angiosperms II: Fruits
Chapter  21  Community Interactions
Chapter  22  Ethnobotany

Amanda Snook

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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