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Structure and Function of Plants

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2718-6
304 pages
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Plant anatomy and physiology and a broad understanding of basic plant processes are of primary importance to a basic understanding of plant science. These areas serve as the first important building blocks in a variety of fields of study, including botany, plant biology, and horticulture. Structure and Function of Plants will serve as a text aimed at undergraduates in the plant sciences that will provide an accurate overview of complex plant processes as well as details essential to a basic understanding of plant anatomy and physiology. Presented in an engaging style with full-color illustrations, Structure and Function of Plants will appeal to undergraduates, faculty, extension faculty, and members of Master Gardener programs.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 The plant cell 1

2 Plant meristems and tissues 18

3 Plant roots 36

4 Plant stems 55

5 Plant leaves and translocation 71

6 Reproduction in flowering plants 89

7 Plant nutrition 106

8 Plant–water relations 124

9 Macromolecules and enzyme activity 141

10 Photosynthesis 158

11 Respiration 178

12 Environmental regulation of plant development 195

13 Hormonal regulation of plant development 215

14 Secondary plant products 235

Glossary 255

References 273

Index 277

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Author Information

Jennifer W. MacAdam, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor specializing in the area of Plant Physiology in the Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate at Utah State University.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Provides an accurate overview of complicated plant processes
  • Explains details essential to a basic understanding of plant anatomy and physiology
  • Full-color illustrations throughout
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“The book is clearly written, up-to-date, extensively illustrated (frequently in color), and includes selected references and a glossary.” (CHOICE, October 2009)

"You will find much of value here." (Annals of Botany, September 2009)

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