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BIOS Instant Notes in Plant Biology

2nd Edition

By Andrew Lack, David Evans

Taylor & Francis

370 pages | 175 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415356435
pub: 2005-09-08
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The second edition of Instant Notes in Plant Biology, has been both updated and reorganized and gives an insight into the whole of plant science, integrating structure, function and physiology. A major addition is the section on understanding plants which introduces the major techniques in plant science and shows how advances are made. Molecular techniques are used in all areas of plant science and are included throughout.


'The style of illustrations will be of value by the stressed undergraduate … This book is based entirely on excellent line drawings which would be easy for an undergraduate to remember and perhaps even reproduce … Overall, this is definitely a book I will enjoy to have around for reference and teaching purposes.' - New Phytologist

'The contents are comprehensive and cover all areas found in first and second year courses. Agriculture and horticulture students would find this book useful. I would recommend this book to my students.' - Dr Nick Smirnoff, University of Exeter

'In conclusion, this book provides a very useful supplement to lecture notes and probably deserves to be on the ‘recommended reading’ list for every plant biology module/course. A good book, at a very good price. Well done to the authors!' Annals of Botany

Table of Contents

A. Introduction. B. Understanding Plants - Methods in Plant Biology. C. Plant Cells. D. Vegetative Anatomy. E. Plants, Water and Mineral Nutrition. F. Metabolism. G. Reproductive Biology. H. Seeds and Fruits. I. Sensing and Responding to the Environment. J. Growth and Development. K. Plant Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. L. Plant Ecology. M. Interactions between Plants and Other Organisms. N. Human Uses of Plants. O. Algae and Bryophytes. P. Spore-bearing Vascular Plants. Q. Seed Plants.

About the Authors

Dr Andrew Lack, School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Dr David Evans, School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science