Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy

Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy

by Taylor A. Steeves, Vipen K. Sawhney


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190657055
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The late Professor Taylor A. Steeves served as the department head for many years of the Biology Department at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD from Harvard University. Professor Steeves passed away in 2011.

Vipen K. Sawhney is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Biology Department at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Both Professors Steeves and Sawhney are internationally known developmental botanists and have received several awards including the Lawson medal from the Canadian Botanical Association, and Master Teacher Award from the University of Saskatchewan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Plant Cell
The protoplast
The cell wall
Cell growth
Chapter 3. The Flower
Inflorescence types
Flower morphology and variations
The induction of flowering
Flower development
Chapter 4. Reproduction
Vegetative reproduction
Sexual reproduction
Overview of sexual reproduction
Chapter 5. Embryo, Seed and Fruit development
Patterns of embryo development
Somatic embryogenesis
Seed development
Fruit development
Chapter 6. Shoot morphology and development
Growth of the shoot
Shoot apex and the shoot apical meristem
Shoot expansion
Shoot modifications
Reproductive shoots
Chapter 7. Plant Cells and Tissues
Cell types and tissues
Chapter 8. Tissues of the stem
The dicotyledonous stem
Differentiation of tissues in the stem
The monocotyledonous stem
The stele
Chapter 9. The Leaf
Leaf form and types
Tissues of the leaf
Variations related to the environment
Leaf development
Chapter 10. The Root
Root systems
Root associations
Root apex and the root apical meristem
Tissues of the root
Root branching
Shoot buds from roots
Chapter 11. The Secondary body
The vascular cambium
Secondary xylem (The wood)
Secondary phloem
Secondary growth in monocotyledons

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