The easy way to score your highest in botany
Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth.
Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test.
- Covers evolution by natural selection
- Offers plain-English explanations of the structure and function of plants
- Includes plant identification and botanical phenomenon
Tracking a typical course in botany, this hands-on, friendly guide is your ticket to acing this required course for your major in biology, microbiology, zoology, or elementary education.
About the Author
Rene Fester Kratz, PhD is a Biology instructor at Everett Community College. As a member of the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership, she worked to develop science curricula that are in alignment with research on human learning.
Table of Contents
Part I: Plant Basics.
Chapter 1: Exploring Botany.
Chapter 2: Peering at Plant Cells.
Chapter 3: Identifying Plant Tissues.
Chapter 4: Vegetative Structures: Stems, Roots, and Leaves.
Chapter 5: Reproductive Structures: Spores, Seeds, Cones, Flowers, and Fruits.
Part II: The Living Plant: Plant Physiology.
Chapter 6: Metabolism: How Living Things Get Energy and Matter.
Chapter 7: Photosynthesis: Making Sugar from Scratch.
Chapter 8: Cellular Respiration: Making Your Cake and Eating It, Too.
Chapter 9: Moving Materials Through Plants.
Chapter 10: Regulating Plant Growth and Development.
Part III: Making More Plants: Plant Reproduction and Genetics.
Chapter 11: Greening the Earth: Plant Reproduction.
Chapter 12: Passing Plant Characteristics to the Next Generation.
Part IV: The Wide, Wonderful World of Plants: Plant Biodiversity.
Chapter 13: Changing with the Times: Evolution and Adaptation.
Chapter 14: The Tree of Life: Showing the Relationships Between Living Things.
Chapter 15: Examining the Forest Floor: Bryophytes and Seedless Vascular Plants.
Chapter 16: Their Seeds Are Naked: Gymnosperms.
Chapter 17: Say It with Flowers: Angiosperms.
Part V: Plants and People.
Chapter 18: Making Connections with Plant Ecology.
Chapter 19: Altering Plants by Using Biotechnology.
Chapter 20: Thriving on Plants in Everyday Life.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Weirdest Plants.
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Improving Your Grade in Botany.