The main aim of this book is to provide a developmental perspective to plant anatomy. Authors Steeves and Sawhney provide fundamental information on plant structure and development to students at the introductory level, and as a resource material to researchers working in nearly all areas of plant biology i.e., plant physiology, systematics, ecology, developmental genetics and molecular biology. The book is focused on angiosperm species with some examples from different groups of plants.
"Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy" starts with an introductory chapter and a brief introduction to plant cell structure, which is followed by the structure of the flower, plant reproduction (vegetative and sexual) and the development and structure of embryo - the precursor to the plant body. Each chapter then deals with essential information on the shoot system, diversity of plant cells and tissues, the structure and development of the stem, leaf, root, and the secondary body.
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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 cell wall
Chapter 3. The Flower
Flower morphology and variations
The induction of flowering
Chapter 4. Reproduction
Overview of sexual reproduction
Chapter 5. Embryo, Seed and Fruit development
Patterns of embryo development
Chapter 6. Shoot morphology and development
Growth of the shoot
Shoot apex and the shoot apical meristem
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
Chapter 9. The Leaf
Leaf form and types
Tissues of the leaf
Variations related to the environment
Chapter 10. The Root
Root apex and the root apical meristem
Tissues of the root
Shoot buds from roots
Chapter 11. The Secondary body
The vascular cambium
Secondary xylem (The wood)
Secondary growth in monocotyledons