9781444300468

Plant Anatomy: An Applied Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9781444300468

  • ISBN10:

    1444300466

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This indispensable textbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of all aspects of plant anatomy. Emphasizes the application of plant anatomy and its relevance to modern botanical research. Features expanded treatment on vegetative anatomy and additional material on functional anatomy. Includes a CD ROM of high quality photographs and scanning electron microscope images giving students access to the microscopic detail of plant structures essential to gaining a real understanding of the subject. Exercises for the laboratory are also included on the CD ROM making this work an indispensable resource for lectures and laboratory classes."The book is very attractively priced, benefits from many excellent colour images and extra material on the enclosed CD, and takes a practical hands-on approach that will win many friends. Plant anatomy: an applied approach deserves to do well!" (Annals of Botany, 2008)A Network version of the Virtual Plant CD-ROM that accompanies the book is available for separate purchase.To access the artwork from the book, please visit: www.blackwellpublishing.com/cutler.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Morphology and tissue systems: the integrated plant body
General background
Adaptation to aerial growth
The systems in detail
Meristems and meristematic growth
Introduction
Apical meristems
Lateral meristems
Practical applications and uses of meristems
The structure of xylem and phloem
Introduction
The xylem
The phloem
Structure-function relationships in primary and secondary vascular tissues
The root
Introduction
Epidermis
Cortex
Endodermis
Pericycle
Vascular system
Lateral roots
The stem
Introduction
Stems - cross-sectional appearance
Transport phloem within the axial system
Transport tissue - structural components
Concluding remarks
The leaf
Introduction
Leaf structure
The epidermis
The mesophyll
Strengthening systems in the leaf
The vascular system
The phloem
Specifi cs of the monocotyledonous foliage leaf 111
Secretory structures
Concluding remarks
Flowers, fruits and seeds
Introduction
Vascularization
SEM studies
Palynology
Embryology
Seed and fruit histology
Adaptive features
Introduction
Mechanical adaptations
Adaptations to habitat
Xerophytes
Mesophytes
Hydrophytes
Applications
Economic aspects of applied plant anatomy
Introduction
Identifi cation and classification
Taxonomic application
Medicinal plants
Food adulterants and contaminants
Animal feeding habits
Wood: present day
Wood: in archaeology
Forensic applications
Palaeobotany
Postscript
Practical microtechnique
Safety considerations
Materials and methods
Microscopy
Selected study material
Practical exercises
Glossary
Cited references
Further reading
Index
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