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BIOS Instant Notes Plant Biology

ISBN-10: 0415356431
ISBN-13: 9780415356435
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Instant Notes titles focus on core information and are designed to help undergraduate students come to grips with a subject quickly and easily. The new edition, like the current one, will give an insight into the whole of plant science, which is one of the fundamental areas of biology. It will be updated to include information gained from molecular biology and genome analysis and include advances in biotechnology and biodiversity. The organization will be rationalized and there will be a new section on methods.

David Evans is a Fellow in Education in the Education Faculty at Liverpool Hope University, UK

Abbreviations
Preface to second edition
Introduction
Introduction
Understanding plants - methods in plant biology
Arabidopsis and other model plants
Methods in experimental plant science
Studying plant evolution and ecology
Plant cells
The plant cell
The cell wall
Plastids and mitochondria
Membranes
Nucleus and genome
Cell division
Vegetative anatomy
Meristems and primary tissue
Roots
Herbaceous stems and primary growth
Woody stems and secondary growth
Leaves
Plants, water and mineral nutrition
Plants and water
Water retention and stomata
Movement of nutrient ions across membranes
Uptake of mineral nutrients by plants
Functions of mineral nutrients
Metabolism
Photosynthetic pigments and the nature of light
Major reactions of photosynthesis
C3 and C4 plants and CAM
Respiration and carbohydrate metabolism
Amino acid, lipid, polysaccharide and secondary product metabolism
Reproductive biology
The flower
Pollen and ovules
Breeding systems
Self incompatibility
Ecology of flowering and pollination
Seeds and fruits
The seed
Fruits
Fruit and seed dispersal
Seed dormancy
Regeneration and establishment
Sensing and responding to the environment
Photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis and circadian rhythms
Tropisms
Nastic responses
Abscission
Stress avoidance and adaptation
Growth and development
Features of growth and development
Biochemistry of growth regulation
Molecular action of plant hormones and intracellular messengers
Physiology of floral initiation and development
Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology
Plant breeding
Plant cell and tissue culture
Plant genetic engineering
Plant ecology
Ecology of different growth forms
Physical factors and plant distribution
Plant communities
Populations
Polymorphisms and population genetics
Contribution to carbon balance and atmosphere
Interactions between plants and other organisms
Mycorrhiza
Nitrogen fixation
Interactions between plants and animals
Fungal pathogens and endophytes
Bacteria, mycoplasma, viruses and heterokonts
Parasites and saprophytes
Carnivorous plants
Human uses of plants
Plants as food
Plants for construction
Plants in medicine
Plants for other uses
Bioremediation
Algae and bryophytes
The algae
The bryophytes
Reproduction in bryophytes
Spore-bearing vascular plants
Early evolution of vascular plants
Clubmosses and quillworts
Horsetails
Ferns
Seed plants
Early seed plants
Conifers
Cycads, ginkgo and Gnetopsida
Evolution of flowering plants
General features of plant evolution
Further reading
Index

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