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Patterns in Plant Development - Taylor A. Steeves

Patterns in Plant Development

Hardcover Published: 28th July 1989
ISBN: 9780521246880
Number Of Pages: 406

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An introduction to the experimental approach to the development of the whole plant. The book deals with lower vascular plants (i.e. ferns) and seed plants, beginning with the embryo and continuing through the phase of secondary growth (the vascular cambium). Rapid advances in molecular biology in recent years have made a significant contribution to the understanding of development and whenever possible these exciting findings have been drawn into the interpretation provided in this new edition.

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"The text is well-organized and illustrated...should be useful to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to learn more about how healthy plants develop. It will also be valuable as a reference for plant pathologists who have research interests in the development of plants and to those who wish to review plant development..." Phytopathology News

Preface
Acknowledgements
Development in the vascular plants
Embryogenesis: beginnings of development
Analytical and experimental studies of embryo development
The structure of the shoot apex
Analytical studies of the shoot apex
Experimental investigations on the shoot apex
Organogenesis in the shoot: leaf origin and position
Organogenesis in the shoot: determination of leaves and branches
Organogenesis in the shoot: later stages of leaf development
Determinate shoots: thorns and flowers
The development of the shoot system
The root
Differentiation of the plant body: the origin of pattern
Differentiation of the plant body: the elaboration of pattern
Secondary growth: the vascular cambium
Seconary growth: experimental studies on the cambium
Alternative patterns of development
Credits
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521246880
ISBN-10: 0521246881
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 28th July 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.0  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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