Integrative Plant Anatomy

Integrative Plant Anatomy

By: William C. Dickison (author)Hardback

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From this modern and profusely illustrated book, the reader will learn not just the basics, which are amply reviewed, but also how plant anatomy is integrated with a wide variety of other disciplines, such as plant breeding, forensic analysis, medicine, food science, wood and fiber products, and the arts. The author presents the basic concepts and terminology of plant anatomy with a special emphasis on its significance and applications to other disciplines, and addresses the central role of anatomy by consolidating previously scattered information into a single volume. "Integrative Plant Anatomy" highlights the important contribution made by studying anatomy to the solutions of a number of present and future problems. It succeeds in integrating diverse areas of botany, as well as the non-biological sciences, the arts, and numerous other fields of human endeavor. It: presents both the classical and modern approaches to the subject; teaches the importance of the subject to other disciplines such as the nonbiological sciences, the arts, and other fields of human endeavor; is written and organized to be useful to students and instructors, but also to be accessible and appealing to a general audience; bridges the gap between conventional textbooks and comprehensive reference works; includes key terms and extensive additional readings; and is richly illustrated with line drawings and photographs.

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About Author

William C. Dickison is professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous articles on plant anatomy that have been published in journals ranging from the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society and the American Journal of Botany toSystematic Botany and the Botanical Gazette. With Richard A. White, he coedited Contemporary Problems in Plant Anatomy, which was published by Academic Press in 1984.


Anatomical Foundation of the Plant Body: An Overview. Plant Growth, Development, and Cellular Organization. Origin of the Primary Plant Body. Tissue Organization in Stems, Leaves, and Roots. Origin and Structure of the Secondary Plant Body. Evolutionary, Physiological, and Ecological Plant Anatomy. Evolution, and Systematics. Macromorphology. Structure and Function. Ecological Anatomy. Economic and Applied Plant Anatomy. Genetics and Plant Breeding. Defense Mechanisms and Structural Responses of Plants to Diseases, Pests, and Mechanical Injury. Herbs, Spices, and Drugs. Fibers, Fiber Products and Forage Fiber. Forensic Science and Animal Food Habits. Archeology, Anthropology, and Climatology. Properties, and the Utilization of Wood. The Arts and Antiques. General Anatomical References. Plant Anotomy and the World Wide Web. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780122151705
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 533
  • ID: 9780122151705
  • weight: 1153
  • ISBN10: 0122151704

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