Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives, VII / Edition 1

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Overview

This, the seventh volume in a respected series of books, continues a policy of presenting significant reviews by outstanding authorities in the field. The chapters in this volume include reviews of molecular biology of orchids, mycorrhiza, embryology, ethnobotany and research in Japan. Like previous volumes in this series, the present one will serve the need of orchid scientists and growers and botanists in general.

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Editorial Reviews

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'The book is well-presented, well-written and well-printed. It should be of considerable interest to orchid specialists and growers, and botanists in general.'
Biologia Plantarum, 42:1 (1999)
Booknews
The sixth volume of authoritative, critical reviews on topics associated with orchids. The review-essays address topics in history (History of Orchids in Europe, from Antiquity to the 17th Century), ecology (Interactions Between Orchids and Ants), development (Resupination), physiology (Physiology of Orchid Flowers), economics- horticulture (Orchid Cut-Flower Production in ASEAN Countries), and pollination (Fly Pollination in the Orchidaceae). There is also a personal memoir about the orchids of Papua New Guinea, and an appendix that provides a compendium of orchid pests. Illustrated in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048148370
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Brown Danube, Blue Pacific; J. Arditti. Embryology: 2. Ovule and Megagametophyte Development in Orchids; E.C. Yeung, S.K. Law. Molecular Biology: 3. Molecular Biology of Orchids; A.R. Kuehnle. Mycorrhiza: 4. Fungi from Orchid Mycorrhizas; R.S. Currah, et al. Basic and Applied Research: 5. Orchid Production and Research in Japan; S. Ichihashi. Ethnopharmacology: 6. Three Orchids Used as Herbal Medicines in China: An Attempt to Reconcile Chinese and Western Pharmacology; C.S. Hew, et al. Micropropagation: 7. Research on Micropropagation of Cymbidium, Nobile-Type Dendrobium, and Phalaenopsis in Japan; S. Ichihashi. Appendix: Potting Media; T.J. Sheehan. Index of Persons. Index of Organism Names. Subject Index.

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