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Plant anatomy : an applied approach

Author: D F Cutler; C E J Botha; Dennis Wm Stevenson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This indispensable textbook provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of plant anatomy. Completely up to date and presenting the latest research, Plant Anatomy emphasizes the application of plant anatomy and its relevance to modern botanical research." "Accompanying the text is The Virtual Plant CD-ROM containing high-quality photographs and scanning electron microscope images. This key resource will give  Read more...
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Genre/Form: CD-ROM
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D F Cutler; C E J Botha; Dennis Wm Stevenson
ISBN: 9781405126793 1405126795
OCLC Number: 82471326
Description: vii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Morphology and tissue systems : the integrated plant body ; General background ; Adaptation to aerial growth ; The systems in detail --
Meristems and meristematic growth ; Introduction ; Apical meristems ; Lateral meristems ; Practical applications and uses of meristems --
The structure of xylem and phloem ; Introduction ; The xylem ; The phloem ; Structure--function relationships in primary and secondary vascular tissues --
The root ; Introduction ; Epidermis ; Cortex ; Endodermis ; Pericycle ; Vascular system ; Lateral roots --
The stem ; Introduction ; Stems--cross-sectional appearance ; Transport phloem within the axial system ; Transport tissue--structural components ; Concluding remarks --
The leaf ; Introduction ; Leaf structure ; The epidermis ; The mesophyll ; Strengthening systems in the leaf ; The vascular system ; The phloem ; Specifics of the monocotyledonous foliage leaf ; Secretory structures ; Concluding remarks --
Flowers, fruits, and seeds ; Introduction ; Vascularization ; SEM studies ; Palynology ; Embryology ; Seed and fruit histology --
Adaptive features ; Introduction ; Mechanical adaptations ; Adaptations to habitat ; Xerophytes ; Mesophytes ; Hydrophytes ; Applications --
Economic aspects of applied plant anatomy ; Introduction ; Identification and classification ; Taxonomic application ; Medicinal plants ; Food adulterants and contaminants ; Animal feeding habits ; Wood : present day ; Wood : in archaeology ; Forensic applications ; Palaeobotany ; Postscript --
Practical microtechnique ; Safety considerations ; Materials and methods ; Microscopy --
Appendix 1 : Selected study material --
Appendix 2 : Practical exercises.
Responsibility: D.F. Cutler, C.E.J. Botha, D.W. Stevenson.
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