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Symmetry in Plants

Series: Series in Mathematical Biology and Medicine Volume: 4

Edited By: Denis Barabé and Roger V Jean

835 pages, Illus, figs, tabs, SEMs

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #59738 | ISBN: 9810226217
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NHBS Price: £104.00 $133/€122 approx

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The book deals with biological, mathematical, descriptive, causal and systematic phyllotaxis. |It aims at reflecting the widest possible range of ideas and research closely related to phyllotaxis and contains 40 well illustrated chapters.


Foreword - the aims and scope of the book; a glance at each chapter, D. Barabe and R.V. Jean; prologues - by a botanist, R.O. Erickson, by a mathematician, I. Adler, by a crystallographer, A. Mackay, by a molecular geneticist, A. Lima-de-Faria; part 1 - basic information gathering in phyllotaxis - data-experimentation; part 2 - pattern recognition in phylotaxis - description; part 3 pattern generation in phyllotaxis - modelling; part 4 origins of phyllotaxis - homology-comparative morphology-exotic phyllotaxis, literature, appendices.

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