Discoveries in Plant Biology, Volume 2

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World Scientific, 1998 - Science - 242 pages
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Scientific progress hinges on continual discovery and the extension of previous discoveries. The important series of volumes Discoveries in Plant Biology is specially compiled to provide a microcosmic atlas of the landmark discoveries that span the breadth of plant biology. Written by renowned plant biologists, the papers describe how classic discoveries were made and how they have served as the basis for subsequent breakthroughs.The 19 chapters in this second volume describe discoveries which contribute to the foundations of modern plant biology. The contributors, many of whom personally lit the way, bring readers back in time as if on a journey to retrace the paths and rethink the ideas they followed. These guided tours on how to decipher the natural laws will lead to an appreciation of the development of each field from simple concepts to an advanced multidisciplinary field of today. This volume will be of special interest to botanists, biochemists, plant physiologists and geneticists, and of general interest to those who are still fascinated by how discoveries are made.
 

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Contents

Ryan Clarence
11
Discovery of Chloroplast DNA Genomes and Genes
15
The Discovery of the Complete Sequence of Tobacco
45
Discovery of Promoter Sequences of Chloroplast Genes
61
The Discovery of Plant Mitochondrial Genomes
85
Shen YunKang
105
a Multifunctional Electron Carrier
137
Stumpf Paul
157
Diener Theodor
203
Griesbach Robert
219
Higuchi Takayoshi
233
Huang Anthony H C
259
The Discovery of Water Potential
271
Wei JiaMian
287
Lou ChengHou
317
Yu ChungHsiung
349

The Discovery of Systemin
175
Dainty Jack
189

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