Contemporary Problems in Plant Anatomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127466200, 9780323144568

Contemporary Problems in Plant Anatomy

1st Edition

Editors: Richard White
eBook ISBN: 9780323144568
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1984
Page Count: 614
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Contemporary Problems in Plant Anatomy contains the proceedings of a plant anatomy symposium that took place at Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983. The symposium addressed challenges in four basic research areas in contemporary plant anatomy: leaf development, floral development, differentiation of cells and tissues, and systematic and ecological anatomy. The book highlights new techniques and approaches for dealing with problems in each of these areas. Organized into 12 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the stem-conducting tissues in monocotyledons; the development of vascular tissue patterns in the shoot apex of ferns; the role of subsidiary trace bundles in stem and leaf development of the dicotyledoneae; and the structure of phloem. It then discusses the cellular parameters of leaf morphogenesis in maize and tobacco; alternative modes of organogenesis in higher plants; morphological aspects of leaf development in ferns and angiosperms; the origin of symmetry in flowers; and intraspecific floral variation. The reader is also introduced to structural correlations among wood, leaves, and plant habit; relationships between structure and function in trees; and the development of inflorescence, androecium, and gynoecium with reference to palms. This book is a valuable source of information for plant anatomists.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface I. Development of the Stem Conducting Tissues in Monocotyledons II. Comparative Development of Vascular Tissue Patterns in the Shoot Apex of Ferns III. The Role of Subsidiary Trace Bundles in Stem and Leaf Development of the Dicotyledoneae IV. Comparative Structure of Phloem V. Cellular Parameters of Leaf Morphogenesis in Maize and Tobacco VI. Alternative Modes of Organogenesis in Higher Plants VII. Morphological Aspects of Leaf Development in Ferns and Angiosperms VIII. Origin of Symmetry in Flowers IX. Development of the Inflorescence, Androecium, and Gynoecium with Reference to Palms X. Cleistogamy: A Comparative Study of Intraspecific Floral Variation XI. Structural Correlations among Wood, Leaves, and Plant Habit XII. Tree Architecture: Relationships between Structure and Function Index


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