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Introduction to Botany


By: Murray W Nabors

626 pages, Col photos, col illus, figs


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145731 | ISBN: 0805344160
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Clear, concise text focuses on four major themes - plants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology - and gives students practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter further highlight the relationship between plants and students' lives.


1. The World of Plants. THE STRUCTURE OF PLANTS. 2. Cell Structure and the Cell Cycle. 3. An Introduction to Plant Structure. 4. Roots, Stems, and Leaves: The Primary Plant Body. 5. Secondary Growth in Plants. 6. Life Cycles and Reproductive Structures. THE FUNCTIONS OF PLANTS. 7. Basic Plant Biochemistry. 8. Photosynthesis. 9. Respiration. 10. Transport in Plants. 11. Plant Responses to Hormones and Environmental Stimuli. GENETICS AND GENE EXPRESSION. 12. Genetics. 13. Gene Expression and Activation. 14. Plant Biotechnology. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY. 15. Evolution. 16. Classification. 17. Viruses and Prokaryotes. 18. Protists. 19. Fungi. 20. Bryophytes. 21. Seedless Vascular Plants. 22. Gymnosperms. 23. Angiosperms: Flowering Plants. ECOLOGY. 24. Ecology and the Biosphere. 25. Ecosystem Dynamics: How Ecosystems Work. 26. Conservation Biology.

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