Plant Anatomy: An Applied Approach
David F. Cutler, Ted Botha, Dennis Wm. Stevenson
This indispensable textbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of all
aspects of plant anatomy.
Paperback 312 pp ISBN 9781405126793
- 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
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1 Morphology and tissue systems: the integrated plant body
Adaptation to aerial growth.
The systems in detail.
2 Meristems and meristematic growth.
Practical applications and uses of meristems.
3 The structure of xylem and phloem.
Structure-function relationships in primary and.
secondary vascular tissues.
4 The root.
5 The stem.
Stems - cross-sectional appearance.
Transport phloem within the axial system.
Transport tissue - structural components.
6 The leaf.
Strengthening systems in the leaf.
The vascular system.
Specifi cs of the monocotyledonous foliage leaf 111.
7 Flowers, fruits and seeds.
Seed and fruit histology.
8 Adaptive features.
Adaptations to habitat.
9 Economic aspects of applied plant anatomy.
Identifi cation and classification.
Food adulterants and contaminants.
Animal feeding habits.
Wood: present day.
Wood: in archaeology.
10 Practical microtechnique
Materials and methods.
Appendix 1 Selected study material
Appendix 2 Practical exercises
: biology, general
: plant science