(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
Introductory Plant Biology,9780072528404
This item qualifies for

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Introductory Plant Biology



Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
McGraw Hill (Manual)
List Price: $113.31
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $1.09

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out


We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

  • Stern's Introductory Plant Biology
    Stern's Introductory Plant Biology
  • Introductory Plant Biology
    Introductory Plant Biology
  • Introductory Plant Biology
    Introductory Plant Biology
  • Stern's Introductory Plant Biology
    Stern's Introductory Plant Biology


Many of the silky-haired seeds being released from the splitting pod of a milkweed shown on the cover were presumably blown away and eventually germinated, probably in a grassy area. There are about 120 species of milkweed (Asclepias), all known for the milky latex they produce, and for being host plants to the caterpillars of monarch butterflies. Other insects, birds, and animals tend to shun milkweeds because the latex is bitter, but Native Americans used infusions of roots for at least 1,000 years to treat respiratory ailments and fevers. In the past, similar root infusions were also widely used in American medicine as an expectorant, and to treat cancers. The flowers, as shown in the Chapter 23 opener, are elegant. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
What Is Plant Biology?p. 1
The Nature of Lifep. 13
Cellsp. 29
Tissuesp. 53
Roots and Soilsp. 64
Stemsp. 84
Leavesp. 106
Flowers, Fruits, and Seedsp. 127
Water in Plantsp. 149
Plant Metabolismp. 165
Growthp. 192
Meiosis and Alternation of Generationsp. 216
Geneticsp. 225
Plant Breeding and Propagationp. 247
Evolutionp. 267
Plant Names and Classificationp. 280
Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Virusesp. 293
Kingdom Protistap. 319
Kingdom Fungip. 348
Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytesp. 373
The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relativesp. 388
Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnospermsp. 411
Seed Plants: Angiospermsp. 430
Flowering Plants and Civilizationp. 449
Ecologyp. 474
Biomesp. 495
Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Textp. 505
Biological Controlsp. 528
Useful and Poisonous Plants, Fungi, and Algaep. 536
House Plants and Home Gardeningp. 566
Metric Equivalents and Conversion Tablesp. 592
Glossaryp. 595
Indexp. 609
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...