This indispensable textbook provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of plant anatomy and emphasizes the application of plant anatomy and its relevance to modern botanical research.
The companion website, ‘The Virtual Plant’, offers a collection of high quality photographs and scanning electron microscope images giving students access to the microscopic detail of plant structures essential to gaining a real understanding of the subject. Exercises for the laboratory are also included, making this work an indispensable resource for lectures and laboratory classes. Vist: http://virtualplant.ru.ac.za/Main/virtual_Cover.htm to access these resources.
Plant Anatomy is an essential reference for undergraduates taking courses in plant anatomy, applied plant anatomy and plant biology courses; and for researchers and postgraduates in plant sciences.
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Table of Contents
1 Morphology and tissue systems: the integrated plant body.
Adaptation to aerial growth.
The systems in detail.
2 Meristems and meristematic growth.
Practical applications and uses of meristems.
3 The structure of xylem and phloem.
Structure–function relationships in primary and.
secondary vascular tissues.
4 The root.
5 The stem.
Stems – cross-sectional appearance.
Transport phloem within the axial system.
Transport tissue – structural components.
6 The leaf.
Strengthening systems in the leaf.
The vascular system.
Specifi cs of the monocotyledonous foliage leaf 111.
7 Flowers, fruits and seeds.
Seed and fruit histology.
8 Adaptive features.
Adaptations to habitat.
9 Economic aspects of applied plant anatomy.
Identifi cation and classification.
Food adulterants and contaminants.
Animal feeding habits.
Wood: present day.
Wood: in archaeology.
10 Practical microtechnique.
Materials and methods.
Appendix 1 Selected study material.
Appendix 2 Practical exercises.