168 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
The main aim of Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy is to provide a developmental perspective to plant anatomy. Authors Steeves and Sawhney provide fundamental information on plant structure and development to students at the introductory level, and as a resource material to researchers working in nearly all areas of plant biology i.e., plant physiology, systematics, ecology, developmental genetics and molecular biology. Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy is focused on angiosperm species with some examples from different groups of plants.
Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy starts with an introductory chapter and a brief introduction to plant cell structure, which is followed by the structure of the flower, plant reproduction (vegetative and sexual) and the development and structure of embryo – the precursor to the plant body. Each chapter then deals with essential information on the shoot system, diversity of plant cells and tissues, the structure and development of the stem, leaf, root, and the secondary body.
"Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy is very timely. The book is not overwhelmed with minutiae but deals only with essential points in the anatomy and development of embryos, stems, leaves, reproductive structures and roots to make a coherent whole."
– Professor Ian Sussex, Yale University
"This book will be a welcome addition in the teaching of plant biology, especially developmental plant anatomy. I feel this book will appeal to the "modern" plant biology students, as it is not overly burdened with terminology and succinctly written. I believe this book will capture students' imagination and will encourage students to seek further information when needed. It will serve both as a guide and a reference. In fact, I will use this as a text for my class."
– Dr. Edward Yeung, University of Calgary
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Plant Cell
Chapter 3. The Flower
Chapter 4. Reproduction
Chapter 5. Embryo, Seed and Fruit development
Chapter 6. Shoot morphology and development
Chapter 7. Cells and Tissues
Chapter 8. Tissues of the stem
Chapter 9. The Leaf
Chapter 10. The Root
Chapter 11. The Secondary body
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The late Professor Taylor A. Steeves served as the department head for many years of the Biology Department at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD from Harvard University. Professor Steeves passed away in 2011.
Vipen K. Sawhney is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Biology Department at the University of Saskatchewan.