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Plant Biology: An Outline of the Principles Underlying Plant Activity and Structure

By: Sir Harry Godwin (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2015 | Edition: 4 | #226732 | ISBN-13: 9781107586437
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About this book

Originally published in 1930, Plant Biology was principally designed for first-year medical students, but was also intended to have a wide utilisation by students in cognate biological fields. Plant Biology covers a wide range of subjects from 'Crystalloids and colloids' to 'The plant cell' to 'The flower and the seed', providing a holistic introduction and overview of botany for the beginner. Notably, Plant Biology follows an increasing line of thought in the emphasis it places upon the physiology and physico-chemical background of plant life and the biological significance of botany. Multiple detailed diagrams are included throughout to support the text. Plant Biology will be of great value to researchers and scholars of botany, as well as a valuable resource within the broader community of biology.


Contents

Note on the third edition
Note on the fourth edition
Preface
Note on the second edition
Preface

1. The living plant
2. Crystalloids and colloids
3. Organic substances and their chemical characters
4. Metabolism of the higher plant
5. The plant cell
6. Photosynthesis
7. Yeasts and the bacteria
8. The fungi
9. The green algae
10. Fucus
11. Funaria and pellia
12. The fern plant
13. Tissue elements of the higher plants
14. The root
15. The stem
16. The leaf
17. The flower and the seed

Index


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