Weed Anatomy

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  • Copyright: 2013-04-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The primary objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive insight into the anatomy of around 50 globally-important weeds and to understand how plants may react to environmental events such as herbicide application. The book will commence with a general overview of anatomy, structured in a way similar to other classical plant anatomy textbooks. The major part of the book will include sections covering monocots, dicots, brackens and horsetails with special reference to their anatomy. Ecological aspects, and the distribution of weeds will be also considered. Special attention will be paid to the 'weediness' of plants based on the evolution of anatomical structures. A number of rare weeds such as Adonis vernalis, Caucalis platycarpos and Scandix pecten-veneris will also be included The book will be illustrated in full color throughout. All light microscopy specimens in Weed Anatomy have been produced by hand and many scanning electron microscopy pictures will also be included, presenting more detailed views. All illustrations will be produced by the authors who have a long history of weed research experience and have between them studied the effects of weeds in all major crops, on all continents.

Author Biography

Hansjoerg Kraehmer is Past President of the European Weed Research Society and is based at Bayer CropScience, Frankfurt, Germany.

Peter Baur heads the Competence Center Crop Protection, Clariant, Frankfurt, Germany. He is external Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, and Past President of the International Society for Agrochemical Adjuvants.

Table of Contents

Section 1


Chapter one – Tissues                                                                                                         

Chapter two – Parenchyma                                                                                       

Chapter three – Collenchyma                                                                             

Chapter four – Sclerenchyma, a typical contributor to weediness                     

Section 2

Chapter five – Meristems                                                                                               

Chapter six – Secretory structures                                                                               

Chapter seven – External secretory structures                                                         

Chapter eight – Internal secretory structures                                                           

Chapter nine – Stored compounds                                                                              

Chapter ten – Epidermis                                                                                                 

Chapter eleven – Stomata                                                                                              

Chapter twelve – Non-glandular trichomes                                                              

Section 3

Chapter thirteen – Vascular bundles                                                                           

Chapter fourteen – Xylem                                                                                              

Chapter fifteen – Pits                                                                                                       

Chapter sixteen – Phloem                                                                                               

Chapter seventeen – Pith                                                                                               

Section 4

Chapter eighteen – Stem                                                                                                

Chapter nineteen – Dicot stem / Cortex                                                                     

Chapter twenty – Dicot stem / Patterns of vascular tissues                                  

Chapter twenty-one – Vascular bundles and leaf traces in dicots                      

Chapter twenty-two – Monocot stem                                                                

Chapter twenty-three – Horsetail and bracken stem                                            

Chapter twenty-four – Root morphology                                                          

Chapter twenty-five– Root histology                                                                

Chapter twenty-six – Root tip                                                                          

Chapter twenty-seven – Xylem patterns                                                              

Chapter twenty-eight – Endodermis and pericycle                                          

Chapter twenty-nine – Rhizodermis, exodermis and cortex                            

Chapter thirty – Root genetics      

Chapter thirty-one – Primary and secondary growth                                       

Chapter thirty-two – Anomalous secondary growth                                        

Section 5

Chapter thirty-three – Leaf                                                                                            

Chapter thirty-four – Flower                                                                                         

Chapter thirty-five – Androecium                                                                                

Chapter thirty-six – Gynoecium                                                                                    

Chapter thirty-seven – Genetics of flower formation                                            

Chapter thirty-eight – Fruit                                                                                

Chapter thirty-nine – Carpel, pericarp and various fruit forms                           

Chapter forty – Genetics of fruit development                                                  

Chapter forty-one – Seed                                                                                 

Chapter forty-two – Seed development influencing genes                                  

Chapter forty-three – Secondary reproduction characteristics                         

Chapter forty-four – Flower modifications in weeds                                        

Chapter forty-five – Seedling and embryo                                                                

Section 6

Chapter forty-six –Vegetative weed reproduction                                            

Chapter forty-seven – Rhizomes                                                                                  

Chapter forty-eight – Tubers and corms                                                           

Chapter forty-nine – Stolons and runners                                                          

Chapter fifty –Roots with adventitious buds                                                    

Chapter fifty-one – Bulbs                                                                                  

Section 7

Chapter fifty-two – Indicators of weediness                                                    

Section 8

Chapter fifty-three – Introduction to monographs                                           

Chapter fifty-four– Monographs                                                                       

Monograph 1: Abutilon theophrasti                                                                 

Monograph 2: Alopecurus myosuroides and Alopecurus japonicus                

Monograph 3: Amaranthus retroflexus and Amaranthus palmeri                     

Monograph 4: Ambrosia artemisiifolia                                                             

Monograph 5: Apera spica-venti                                                                       

Monograph 6: Avena fatua and Avena sterilis                                                 

Monograph 7: Bidens pilosa and Bidens tripartita                                          

Monograph 8: Bromus secalinus, B. sterilis and B. tectorum                          

Monograph 9: Calystegia sepium and Convolvulus arvensis                           

Monograph 10: Chenopodium album                                                                

Monograph 11: Cirsium arvense                                                                       

Monograph 12: Conyza canadensis  and Conyza bonariensis                          

Monograph 13: Cynodon  dactylon                                                                    

Monograph 14: Cyperus  esculentus, C. iria, C. rotundus and C. serotinus    

Monograph 15: Digitaria sanguinalis                                                               

Monograph 16: Echinochloa colonum and Echinochloa crus-galli                   

Monograph 17: Eleusine indica                                                                                     

Monograph 18: Elytrigia repens                                                                                    

Monograph 19: Fallopia convolvulus, F. japonica, F.sachalinensis, F. baldschuanica

 Monograph 20: Galium aparine                                                                                    

Monograph 21: Impatiens glandulifera                                                                       

Monograph 22: Lolium multiflorum, L. perenne, L. rigidum                                  

Monograph 23: Myosotis arvensis                                                                                

Monograph 24: Paspalum dilatatum                                                                         

Monograph 25: Phalaris minor and Phalaris paradoxa                                        

Monograph 26: Poa annua                                                                                           

Monograph 27: Polygonum aviculare and Polygonum lapathifolium               

Monograph 28: Rottboellia cochinchinensis                                                               

Monograph 29: Setaria faberi, Setaria glauca and Setaria viridis                      

Monograph 30: Sorghum halepense                                                                            

Monograph 31: Urochloa platyphylla                                                                

Monograph 32: Xanthium strumarium and Xanthium spinosum                                                   

Section 9

Chapter fifty-five – Tissue preparation and staining procedures                        



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