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Plant biology

Author: Linda E Graham; James M Graham; Lee Warren Wilcox
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses readers on the function of plants and the role they play in our world. The authors emphasize the scientific method to help readers develop the critical thinking skills they need to make sound decisions throughout life. This focus on how plants work and the development of critical thinking skills together support the ultimate goal of developing scientific literacy. This book is organized around the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda E Graham; James M Graham; Lee Warren Wilcox
ISBN: 0131469061 9780131469068
OCLC Number: 57594061
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 670 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction to plant biology --
Plants and people --
Molecules of life --
Cells --
Photosynthesis and respiration --
DNA and RNA --
Cell Division --
Plant structure, growth, and development --
Stems and materials transport --
Roots and plant nutrition --
Leaves: photosynthesis and transpiration --
Plant behavior --
Reproduction, meiosis, and life cycles --
Genetics and the laws of inheritance --
Genetic engineering --
Biological evolution --
Naming and organizing plants and microbes --
Prokaryotes and the origin of life on earth --
Protists and the origin of eukaryotic cells --
Fungi and lichens --
Seedless plants --
Gymnosperms, the first seed plants --
Angiosperm diversity and reproduction --
Flowering plant and animal coevolution --
Principles of ecology and the biosphere --
Arid Terrestrial ecosystem --
Moist terrestrial ecosystems Aquatic ecosystems --
Human impacts and sustainability
Responsibility: Linda E. Graham, James M. Graham, Lee W. Wilcox.

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