Laboratory Manual for Applied Botany

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2001-07-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Science education is experiencing a revitalization, as it is recognized that science should be accessible to everyone, not just society's future scientists. One way to make the study of science more substantive to the non-major is to require a laboratory component for all science courses. The subject of applied botany with its emphasis on the practical aspects of plant science, the authors believe, will be appealing to the non-major as it exemplifies how a basic science can be applied to problem solving. Laboratory Manual for Applied Botany will make students realize that the study of plants is relevant to their lives and that they can participate in the discovery process of science. Although the manual includes much of the basic plant anatomy found in standard botany manuals, it differs in taking a practical approach, examining those plants and plant products that have sustained or affected human society.

Table of Contents

1 Cells of Crystal and Color

2 Cell Division and Cloning

3 Plant Tissues-The Fabrics of Our Lives

4 Plant Architecture

5 Plants Do It All-Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Transpiration

6 Say It With Flowers

7 Fleshy Fruits and Flying Seeds

8 Genetic Diversity of Our Food

9 Algae-From Diversity to Dessert

10 Your Piece of the Sun

11 Leaves of Grass

12 The Lowdown on Legumes

13 Food from Underground and Far Away

14 The Spice of Life

15 The Beauty of Wood

16 Bioprospecting for Medicinal Plants

17 Bioactive Drugs in Action

18 The Fungus Among Us

Appendix A Science as a Process

Appendix B Field Trip to a Health Food Store

Appendix C A Taster's Sampler of Caffeine Beverages and Foods

Appendix D Notes to Instructors

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