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Botany: A Lab Manual is designed to provide students with a hands-on learning experience that will enhance their understanding of plant biology. It includes a detailed examination of plant structure, plant groups, genetics, classification, and other topics pertinent to understanding plants. In addition, this manual includes added labs that move beyond the standard plant anatomy and plant group exercises and are incorporated into all botany laboratory sections. This additional content enables instructors to customize their instruction by choosing those labs that best match the emphasis in their individual course.
The answers to the exercises are available for instructor download from the Instructor Resources tab.
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Designed for use in the introductory plant biology course.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Botany and Microscopy
Chapter 2 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 Case Studies in Mineral Nutrition
Chapter 12 Tissue Culture
Chapter 13 Genetics, Inheritance, and Natural Selection
Chapter 14 Classification and Systematics
Chapter 15 Algae
Chapter 16 Nonvascular Plants
Chapter 17 Seedless Vascular Plants
Chapter 18 Gymnosperms
Chapter 19 Angiosperms I: Flowers
Chapter 20 Angiosperms II: Fruits
Chapter 21 Fungi
Chapter 22 Prokaryotes
Stacy Pfluger, MS-Angelina College