Plant Anatomy: An Applied Approach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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About the Author
David F Cutler is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a Visiting Professor in Botany, Reading University, and an Honorary Lecturer, Imperial College, London University. He was formerly Deputy Keeper and Head of the Plant Anatomy Section, Jodrell Laboratory, RBG Kew. He is currently President of the Linnean Society of London. His research is in pure and applied plant anatomy, including systematic anatomy of angiosperms, functional aspects of plant structure and identification of fragmentary plant material.
Ted Botha is Professor of Botany and was Head of Department at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. His research into plant structure and function is recognized internationally as well as locally, by the National Research Foundation. He serves on the organizing committees for several international plant structure–function groups, and is a former President of The South African Association of Botany. His contribution to teaching at Rhodes University was recognized through the award of the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.
Dennis Wm Stevenson is currently Rupert Barneby Curator and Vice President for Botanical Science at the New York Botanical Garden. He also serves as editor of the journal Botanical Review, has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, and edited 11 books ranging from horticulture to paleobotany to genomics. He holds adjunct faculty positions at City University of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, and Yale University.
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.