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Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology

TextbookNew Edition

By: James D Mauseth (Author)

808 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Jones & Bartlett

Hardback | Jul 2016 | Edition: 6 | #228012 | ISBN-13: 9781284077537
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $73/€67 approx

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The sixth edition of Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology provides a modern and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of botany while retaining the important focus of natural selection, analysis of botanical phenomena, and diversity. Students are first introduced to topics that should be most familiar (plant structure), proceed to those less familiar (plant physiology and development), and conclude with topics that are likely least familiar to the introductory student (genetics, evolution, and ecology).

The updated sixth edition includes the latest material on molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and the most recent coverage of taxonomy and phylogeny of plants, to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge botanical research. New pedagogical features, including chapter opening learning objectives, Did You Know? boxes, and new and updated end-of-chapter critical thinking questions, guide students' focus and assesses comprehension. The approachable writing style, quality anatomy coverage, solid scientific grounding, and visual appeal of the new text design and art package make Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition the clear choice for students digging into this exciting science.

- Features a new Chapter (chapter 2) providing foundational information on botany, including climate ecology, adaptation, genes and genetics, and phyologeny of plants
- Includes two new chapters covering up-to-date information on ethnobotany (chapter 24) and community ecology (chapter 26)
- Every chapter opens with Learning Objectives to help guide the reader’s focus as they progress through the chapter material
- Integrates more material on modern discoveries in genetics and molecular biology
- Includes additional coverage of seeds and seedlings, genome sciences, current transports (PIN), gene regulation, flowering, and more
- Contains more photographs to aid visual learners in understanding complex topics and biological processes
- Introduces a new box feature titled Did You Know? with interesting plant biology and biotechnology information to engage students in the subject and illuminate the direct application of plant biology to students’ everyday lives.
- Contains new and updated end-of-chapter critical thinking questions (not multiple choice)
- Includes a new end-of-chapter feature called At the Next Level to provide further research information for students who want to expand their study of botany

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Chapter  1  Introduction to Plants and Botany
Chapter  2  Overview of Plant Life

Part  1  Plant Structure
Chapter  3  Cell Structure
Chapter  4  Growth and Division of the Cell
Chapter  5  Tissues and the Primary Growth of Stems
Chapter  6  Leaves
Chapter  7  Roots
Chapter  8  Structure of Woody Plants
Chapter  9  Flowers and Reproduction

Part  2  Plant Physiology and Development
Chapter  10  Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis
Chapter  11  Energy Metabolism: Respiration
Chapter  12  Transport Processes
Chapter  13  Soils and Mineral Nutrition
Chapter  14  Development and Morphogenesis
Chapter  15  Genes and the Genetic Basis of Metabolism and Development

Part  3  Genetics and Evolution
Chapter  16  Genetics
Chapter  17  Population Genetics and Evolution
Chapter  18  Classification and Systematics
Chapter  19  Algae and the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells
Chapter  20  Nonvascular Plants: Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts
Chapter  21  Vascular Plants Without Seeds
Chapter  22  Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms
Chapter  23  Seed Plants II: Angiosperms
Chapter  24  Ethnobotany

Part  4  Ecology
Chapter  25  Populations and Ecosystems
Chapter  26  Community Ecology
Chapter  27  Biomes

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