Plant Biology

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Garland Science, May 8, 2009 - Science - 680 pages
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Plant Biology is a new textbook written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. It is an account of modern plant science, reflecting recent advances in genetics and genomics and the excitement they have created. The book begins with a review of what is known about the origins of modern-day plants. Next, the special features of plant genomes and genetics are explored. Subsequent chapters provide information on our current understanding of plant cell biology, plant metabolism, and plant developmental biology, with the remaining three chapters outlining the interactions of plants with their environments. The final chapter discusses the relationship of plants with humans: domestication, agriculture and crop breeding. Plant Biology contains over 1,000 full color illustrations, and each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and concludes with a Summary.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 ORIGINS
1
Chapter 2 GENOMES
43
Chapter 3 CELLS
91
Chapter 4 METABOLISM
167
Chapter 5 DEVELOPMENT
301
Chapter 6 ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNALS
377
Chapter 7 ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS
437
Chapter 8 INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISMS
499
Chapter 9 DOMESTICATION AND AGRICULTURE
573
GLOSSARY
603
FIGURE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
631
INDEX
635
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Alison Smith-Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

George Coupland-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Liam Dolan-Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Nicholas Harberd-Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science, Oxford University, UK

Jonathan Jones- Head of Sainbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Cathie Martin-Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Robert Sablowski-Group leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Abigail Amey-Science Editor, London, UK

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