Biology of Plants

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Macmillan, 2005 - Science - 686 pages
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Botany: An Introduction. SECTION 1 Biology of the Plant Cell: The Molecular Composition of Plant Cells; The Plant Cell and the Cell Cycle; The Movement of Substances into and out of Cells. SECTION 2 Energetics: The Flow of Energy; Respiration; Photosynthesis, Light, and Life. SECTION 3 Genetics and Evolution: Sexual Reproduction and Heredity; The Chemistry of Heredity and Gene Expression; Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant Biotechnology, and Genomics; The Process of Evolution. SECTION 4 Diversity: Systematics: The Science of Biological Diversity; Prokaryotes and Viruses; Fungi; Protista - Algae and Heterotrophic Protists; Bryophytes; Seedless Vascular Plants; Gymnosperms; Introduction to the Angiosperms; Evolution of the Angiosperms; Plants and People. SECTION 5 The Angiosperm Plant Body: Structure and Development: Early Development of the Plant Body; Cells and Tissues of the Plant Body; The Root: Structure and Development; The Shoot: Primary Structure and Development; Secondary Growth in Stems. SECTION 6 Physiology of Seed Plants: Regulating Growth and Development: The Plant Hormones; External Factors and Plant Growth; Plant Nutrition and Soils; The Movement of Water and Solutes in Plants. Appendix: Classification of Organisms. Glossary.
  

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Contents

Contents
1
Contents in Brief
2
The Vascular Cambium 581
6
Rainforests Arctic Tundra
8
SECTION
14
CHAPTER
16
CHAPTER
22
Vegetarians Amino Acids
28
Introduction to the Angiosperms
434
The Angiosperm Life Cycle
442
Evolution of the Angiosperms
452
Evolution of Fruits
465
Biochemical Coevolution
471
The Origin of Maize
481
Agriculture in the Future
487
71
497

The Plant Cell and the Cell Cycle
35
Chloroplasts and Other Plastids
41
Cofactors in Enzyme Action
89
The Flow of Energy
90
Respiration
106
Other Substrates for Respiration
112
The Fitness of Light
122
The Carbon Cycle Greenhouse
136
The Process of Evolution
198
The Origin of Major Groups of Organisms
215
The Science
219
Cladistics
225
The Eukaryotic Kingdoms
231
Prokaryotes and Viruses
238
Algae and Heterotrophic
296
Red TidesToxic Blooms
302
The Heterokonts
309
Phylum Rhodophyta
322
The Slime Molds
340
Comparative Structure and Reproduction
347
Phylum Anthocerophyta
356
Seedless Vascular Plants
368
Coal Age Plants
374
Phylum Lycopodiophyta
380
Phylum Pteridophyta
389
Gymnosperms
408
Extinct Gymnosperms
412
Wollemia nobilis A Recently
425
Cells and Tissues of the Plant Body
510
Vascular Tissues
516
Dermal Tissues
523
Effect of Secondary Growth on the Primary
528
Root Systems
529
Effect of Secondary Growth on the Primary
538
Fleshy Roots
544
SECTION 2
548
Primary Structure of the Stem
551
CHAPTER 9
554
Relation between the Vascular Tissues
558
SECTION 4
562
Leaf Dimorphism in Aquatic Plants
565
CHAPTER 31
568
Development of the Flower
571
Secondary Growth in Stems 580
584
Secondary Xylem
591
The Truth about Knots
599
Auxins
605
Ethylene
611
External Factors and Plant
622
Global Ecology
687
Suggestions for Further Reading
695
SECTION 7
697
Grasslands Suggestions for Further Reading FR1
705
Glossary
1
The Dynamics of Communities
31
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Peter H. Raven is President of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Ray F. Evert, Ph.D. is Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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