Instant Notes in Plant Biology (instant notes)

Instant Notes in Plant Biology (instant notes)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 344 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781859961971
  • DDC分類 577

Table of Contents

Abbreviations                                      ix
Preface xi
Section A -- Introduction 1 (2)
Introduction 1 (2)
Section B -- Structure 3 (20)
The plant cell 3 (3)
The cell wall 6 (3)
Plastids and mitochondria 9 (2)
Membranes 11 (4)
Nucleus and genome 15 (3)
Cell division 18 (5)
Section C -- Vegetative anatomy 23 (18)
Meristems and primary tissues 23 (4)
Roots 27 (4)
Herbaceous stems and primary growth 31 (3)
Woody stems and secondary growth 34 (3)
Leaves 37 (4)
Section D -- Reproductive anatomy 41 (14)
The flower 41 (5)
Pollen and ovules 46 (3)
The seed 49 (3)
Fruits 52 (3)
Section E -- Physiology and regulation 55 (8)
Arabidopsis and other model plants 55 (2)
Methods in experimental plant science 57 (6)
Section F -- Growth and development 63 (20)
Features of growth and development 63 (4)
Biochemistry of growth regulation 67 (9)
Molecular action of hormones and 76 (7)
intracellular messengers
Section G -- Sensing and responding to the 83 (18)
environment
Phytochrome, photoperiodism and 83 (4)
photomorphogenesis
Tropisms 87 (4)
Nastic responses 91 (3)
Abscission 94 (2)
Stress avoidance and adaptation 96 (5)
Section H -- Floral development and 101(14)
reproductive physiology
Physiology of floral initiation and 101(2)
development
Breeding systems 103(4)
Self incompatibility 107(4)
Seed development, dormancy and germination 111(4)
Section I -- Plants, water and mineral 115(20)
nutrition
Plants and water 115(6)
Water retention and stomata 121(3)
Movement of nutrient ions across membranes 124(4)
Uptake of mineral nutrients by plants 128(3)
Functions of mineral nutrients 131(4)
Section J -- Metabolism 135(26)
Photosynthetic pigments and the nature of 135(3)
light
Major reactions of photosynthesis 138(6)
C3 and C4 plants and CAM 144(4)
Respiration and carbohydrate metabolism 148(6)
Amino acid, lipid, polysaccharide and 154(7)
secondary product metabolism
Section K -- Plant communities and populations 161(22)
Physical factors and plant distribution 161(6)
Plant communities 167(4)
Ecology of different growth forms 171(3)
Populations 174(6)
Contributions to carbon balance and 180(3)
atmosphere
Section L -- Reproductive ecology 183(18)
Ecology of flowering and pollination 183(4)
Seed ecology 187(6)
Regeneration and establishment 193(3)
Polymorphisms and population genetics 196(5)
Section M -- Interactions between plants and 201(26)
other organisms
Mycorrhiza 201(5)
Nitrogen fixation 206(3)
Interactions between plants and animals 209(4)
Fungal pathogens and endophytes 213(4)
Bacteria, mycoplasma, viruses and 217(2)
heterokonts
Parasites and saprophytes 219(4)
Carnivorous plants 223(4)
Section N -- Human uses of plants 227(18)
Plants as food 227(5)
Plants for construction 232(4)
Plants in medicine 236(2)
Plants for other uses 238(4)
Bioremediation 242(3)
Section O -- Plant genetic engineering and 245(12)
biotechnology
Plant breeding 245(2)
Plant cell and tissue culture 247(5)
Plant genetic engineering 252(5)
Section P -- Plant diversity 257(16)
Diversity and life cycles 257(3)
The algae 260(4)
The bryophytes 264(5)
Reproduction in bryophytes 269(4)
Section Q -- Spore-bearing vascular plants 273(20)
Early evolution of vascular plants 273(5)
Clubmosses and horsetails 278(6)
The ferns 284(7)
Evolution of the seed 291(2)
Section R -- Seed plants 293(24)
Early seed plants 293(3)
Conifers 296(5)
Cycads, gingko and Gnetales 301(5)
Evolution of flowering plants 306(8)
Mechanisms of evolution 314(3)
Further reading 317(8)
Index 325