9780805344165

Introduction to Botany

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805344165

  • ISBN10:

    0805344160

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

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Summary

Introduction to Botany 's comprehensive coverage captures readers' attention by showing them why plants are a fascinating and essential part of their everyday lives. The clear, concise text focuses on four major themes—plants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology—and gives readers practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter further highlight the relationship between plants and readers' lives. Nabors' clear and engaging writing style keeps students interested in the science without ever becoming encyclopedic. Plants & people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology. For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in plant biology or botany.

Table of Contents

The World of Plants
The Structure of Plants
Cell Structure and the Cell Cycle
An Introduction to Plant Structure
Roots, Stems, and Leaves: The Primary Plant Body
Secondary Growth in Plants
Life Cycles and Reproductive Structures
The Functions of Plants
Basic Plant Biochemistry
Photosynthesis
Respiration
Transport in Plants
Plant Responses to Hormones and Environmental Stimuli
Genetics and Gene Expression
Genetics
Gene Expression and Activation
Plant Biotechnology
Evolution and Diversity
Evolution
Classification
Viruses and Prokaryotes
Protists
Fungi
Bryophytes
Seedless Vascular Plants
Gymnosperms
Angiosperms: Flowering Plants
Ecology
Ecology and the Biosphere
Ecosystem Dynamics: How Ecosystems Work
Conservation Biology
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