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Plant Biology

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ISBN-10: 0534380611

ISBN-13: 9780534380618

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Thomas L. Rost, Michael G. Barbour, Terence M. Murphy, C. Ralph Stocking

List price: $320.95
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Master the science of plants with PLANT BIOLOGY with InfoTrac! Providing a comprehensive overview of the biology of plants, this biology text combines the most current, real-world examples with information on plant biodiversity and ecology, including topics like biotechnology, economic botany, and plant/human interactions. Study aids found on the book-specific website such as quizzes, flashcards, and chapter objectives enhance your understanding of the material. Boxed applications found throughout show you the relevance of plant biology to real life and include topics ranging from bee pollination and forensic botany to the making of oak wine barrels.
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List price: $320.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Thomas L. Rost is a professor of plant biology at the University of California, Davis and is currently the Executive Associate Dean there in the Division of Biological Sciences. He received his B.S. in biology from St. John's University, his M.A. in biology from Mankato State University, and his Ph.D. in botany from Iowa State University. He has taught developmental plant anatomy for almost 30 years. His primary research interests include the structure and development of roots in vascular plants and structural aspects of Pierce's disease in grape vines.

Ralph Stocking received his degrees in plant nutrition and plant physiology from University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. His research background concerns water relations of plants, photosynthesis, and chloroplast structure and development, on which subjects he has published over 80 scientific papers. He has also been a coauthor of nine editions of the UC Davis series of botany/plant biology books.

About Plant Biology
The Chemistry of Life
The Plant Cell and The Cell Cycle
The Organization of The Plant Body: Cells, Tissues, and Meristems
The Shoot System I: The Stem
The Shoot System II: The Form and Structure of Leaves
The Root System
Concepts of Metabolism
Absorption and Transport Systems
Life Cycles: Meiosis and The Alternation of Generations
The Flower and Sexual Reproduction
Seeds and Fruits
Control of Growth and Development
Evolution and Systematics
Archaea, Bacteria, and Viruses
Kingdom Fungi
The Protists
The Early Tracheophytes
Ecology, Ecosystems, and Plant Populations
Ecology and Plant Communities