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By Charles B. Beck

ISBN-10: 0521518059

ISBN-13: 9780521518055

A plant anatomy textbook not like the other out there this present day. Carol A. Peterson defined the 1st variation as 'the top ebook with regards to plant anatomy because the texts of Esau'. conventional plant anatomy texts comprise essentially descriptive facets of constitution, this publication not just presents a accomplished assurance of plant constitution, but in addition introduces features of the mechanisms of improvement, in particular the genetic and hormonal controls, and the jobs of plasmodesmata and the cytoskeleton. The evolution of plant constitution and the connection among constitution and serve as also are mentioned all through. contains wide bibliographies on the finish of every bankruptcy. It offers scholars with an advent to the various fascinating, modern parts on the leading edge of analysis within the improvement of plant constitution and prepares them for destiny roles in instructing and examine in plant anatomy.

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Protoplasma 186: 113–121. Shute, C. H. and D. Edwards. 1989. A new rhyniopsid with novel sporangium organization from the Lower Devonian of South Wales. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 100: 111–137. Taylor, T. N. 1988. The origin of land plants: some answers, more questions. Taxon 37: 805–833. 7 Chapter 2 An overview of plant structure and development Perspective: origin of multicellularity Since early in the study of plants botanists have been interested in the structure, function, development, and evolution of cells, tissues, and organs.

6). A unique feature of vascular plants is the presence of buds which occur at the tips of the main and lateral branches and, in gymnosperms and angiosperms, commonly (but not always in gymnosperms) in the axils of leaves (the angle between leaves and the stem to which they are attached) (Fig. 5). A bud consists of an apical meristem enclothed by protective bud scales (modified leaves) (Fig. 7). A meristem is a localized region of cells that is characterized by active cell division, the ultimate result of which is the addition of new cells, tissues, and organs (such as leaves) to the plant body.

J) An astrosclereid from the stem cortex of Trochodendron. (k) An extensive layer of macrosclereids from the epidermis of a clove scale of Allium sativum (garlic). From Esau (1977). Used by permission of John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 19 A large sclereid from the leaf of Nymphaea. Note the thin cell wall containing numerous simple pits. Sclereids of this type often retain a living protoplast. Magnification × 370. the outermost cortex. In leaves and flower parts it often accompanies major vascular bundles.

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