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About this book
About this book
Presents the basic concepts and terminology of plant anatomy with a special emphasis on its significance and applications to other disciplines such as plant breeding, forensic analysis, medicine, food science, wood and fibre products, and the arts. 'A splendid integration of the diverse aspects of plant anatomy' TAXON
Anatomical Foundation of the Plant Body: An Overview. Plant Growth, Development, and Cellular Organization. Origin of the Primary Plant Body. Tissue Organization in Stems, Leaves, and Roots. Origin and Structure of the Secondary Plant Body. Evolutionary, Physiological, and Ecological Plant Anatomy. Evolution, and Systematics. Macromorphology. Structure and Function. Ecological Anatomy. Economic and Applied Plant Anatomy. Genetics and Plant Breeding. Defense Mechanisms and Structural Responses of Plants to Diseases, Pests, and Mechanical Injury. Herbs, Spices, and Drugs. Fibers, Fiber Products and Forage Fiber. Forensic Science and Animal Food Habits. Archeology, Anthropology, and Climatology. Properties, and the Utilization of Wood. The Arts and Antiques. General Anatomical References. Plant Anotomy and the World Wide Web. Glossary. Index.
William C. Dickison is professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous articles on plant anatomy that have been published in journals ranging from the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society and the American Journal of Botany toSystematic Botany and the Botanical Gazette. With Richard A. White, he coedited Contemporary Problems in Plant Anatomy, which was published by Academic Press in 1984.
533 pages, Col plates, b/w photos, illus
This is an ambitious and scholarly text, and Dr. Dickison should be congratulated for his efforts. Thomas L. Rost, University of California at Davis "I commend the author for his fresh and novel approach to the study of plant anatomy. Presently, there is no textbook available that interrelates plant anatomy with systematics, physiology, ecology, genetics, anthropology, and the other fields of study covered in the manuscript; this approach has merit and addresses a need as far as plant anatomy and its applications are concerned." Terence W. Lucansky, University of Florida "The author is completely successful in fulfilling his objective of conveying the importance of plant anatomy as a field of endeavor with widespread applications to other fields. Dickison's approach is refreshingly different and likely to have great appeal to the novice... For example, the manuscript was easy to read, unlike most [plant] anatomy books, because of minimal use of technical jargon." Dale M.J. Mueller, Texas A&M University