Plant Anatomy is an introduction to the anatomical and histological structure of vegetative and reproductive plant organs. Descriptions of cells and tissues are accompanied by line drawings and light- and electron-micrographs. In recognition of modern research, which has brought to light so many transitional forms, the need for flexibility in the definitions of various elements and tissues is stressed throughout. Gaps in the current knowledge that await further research are identified. The book presents the basic structure and variability of the cells and tissues of vascular plants, as well as considering developmental, functional, evolutionary and ecological aspects. Plant Anatomy is not only a structured introduction to the subject; its review of current literature makes it a valuable reference. About 500 new references have been added, along with new drawings and micrographs.
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General Structure of Higher Plants
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adapted anatomy angiosperms apical meristem arrangement axis Bailey branches cambium carpel cell wall cellulose chloroplasts chyma collenchyma consists cork cortex cotyledons cross-section cuticle cylinder cytoplasm dicotyledons differentiation division elongated embryo endodermis endosperm epidermal cells epidermis Esau Fahn fibres floral flower formation fruit growth guard cells gymnosperms initials inner integument intercellular spaces lamella laticifers layer leaf leaves longitudinal section mature meristematic mesophyll microfibrils Micrograph monocotyledons mother cells nectary nucleus occur ontogeny organs outer ovary ovule parenchyma parenchyma cells periclinal periderm phellogen Pinus plants plasmodesmata pollen grains portion primordia protoplast protoxylem radial rays region resin ducts result root sclereids secondary phloem secondary wall secondary xylem secretion secretory seed sheath shoot apex sieve elements species stem stomata strands structure substances surface termed thick thickening tracheary elements tracheids trichomes tube ultrastructure usually vacuoles vascular bundles vascular cambium vascular tissues veins vessel members wood zone