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Plant biology / Andrew Lack & David Evans.

By: Lack, Andrew (Andrew J.).
Contributor(s): Evans, D. E. (David E.) | Evans, D. E. (David E.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: BIOS instant notes: Publisher: New York : Taylor & Francis, 2005Edition: 2nd ed.Description: vii, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0415356431; 9780415356435.Subject(s): Botany -- Outlines, syllabi, etc | Botany | Plants | Biology | Botanique -- Manuels d'enseignement supérieur | Botanique | Ecologie végétale | Botany | Botanik | Pflanzenphysiologie | Botany -- Outlines, syllabi, etcGenre/Form: Outlines and syllabi. | Outlines and syllabi.Online resources: Table of contents | Table of contents
Contents:
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.
Review: "As with the first edition, this new edition of Bios Instant Notes in Plant Biology provides an insight into the whole of plant science. It is written primarily for undergraduates and will be accessible to anyone interested in plants. The text has been substantially updated and reorganized ... Book jacket."--Jacket.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Standard Kirkland Campus
General QK 45.2 .L3 2005 Available 30579004091697
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-339) and index.

Section A. Introduction -- A1. Introduction -- Section B. Understanding plants -- methods in plant biology -- B1. Arabidopsis and other model plants -- B2. Methods in experimental plant science -- B3. Studying plant evolution and ecology -- Section C. Plant cells -- C1. The plant cell -- C2. The cell wall -- C3. Plastids and mitochondria -- C4. Membranes -- C5. Nucleus and genome -- C6. Cell division -- Section D. Vegetative anatomy -- D1. Meristems and primary tissue -- D2. Roots -- D3. Herbaceous stems and primary growth -- D4. Woody stems and secondary growth -- D5. Leaves -- Section E. Plants, water and mineral nutrition -- E1. Plants and water -- E2. Water retention and stomata -- E3. Movement of nutrient ions across membranes -- E4. Uptake of mineral nutrients by plants -- E5. Functions of mineral nutrients -- Section F. Metabolism -- F1. Photosynthetic pigments and the nature of light -- F2. Major reactions of photosynthesis -- F3. C3 and C4 plants and CAM -- F4. Respiration and carbohydrate metabolism -- F5. Amino acid, lipid, polysaccharide and secondary product metabolism -- Section G. Reproductive biology -- G1. The flower -- G2. Pollen and ovules -- G3. Breeding systems -- G4. Self incompatibility -- G5. Ecology of flowering and pollination -- Section H. Seeds and fruits -- H1. The seed -- H2. Fruits -- H3. Fruit and seed dispersal -- H4. Seed dormancy -- H5. Regeneration and establishment -- Section I. Sensing and responding to the environment -- I1. Photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis and circadian rhythms -- I2. Tropisms -- I3. Nastic responses -- I4. Abscission -- I5. Stress avoidance and adaptation -- Section J. Growth and development -- J1. Features of growth and development -- J2. Biochemistry of growth regulation -- J3. Molecular action of plant hormones and intracellular messengers -- J4. Physiology of floral initiation and development -- Section K. Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology -- K1. Plant breeding -- K2. Plant cell and tissue culture -- K3. Plant genetic engineering -- Section L. Plant ecology -- L1. Ecology of different growth forms -- L2. Physical factors and plant distribution -- L3. Plant communities -- L4. Populations -- L5. Polymorphisms and population genetics -- L6. Contribution to carbon balance and atmosphere -- Section M. Interactions between plants and other organisms -- M1. Mycorrhiza -- M2. Nitrogen fixation -- M3. Interactions between plants and animals -- M4. Fungal pathogens and endophytes -- M5. Bacteria, mycoplasma, viruses and heterokonts -- M6. Parasites and saprophytes -- M7. Carnivorous plants -- Section N. Human uses of plants -- N1. Plants as food -- N2. Plants for construction -- N3. Plants in medicine -- N4. Plants for other uses -- N5. Bioremediation -- Section O. Algae and bryophytes -- O1. The algae -- O2. The bryophytes -- O3. Reproduction in bryophytes -- Section P. Spore-bearing vascular plants -- P1. Early evolution of vascular plants -- P2. Clubmosses and quillworts -- P3. Horsetails -- P4. Ferns -- Section Q. Seed plants -- Q1. Early seed plants -- Q2. Conifers -- Q3. Cycads, ginkgo and Gnetopsida -- Q4. Evolution of flowering plants -- Q5. General features of plant evolution.

"As with the first edition, this new edition of Bios Instant Notes in Plant Biology provides an insight into the whole of plant science. It is written primarily for undergraduates and will be accessible to anyone interested in plants. The text has been substantially updated and reorganized ... Book jacket."--Jacket.