The main aim of this book is to provide a developmental perspective to plant anatomy. Authors Steeves and Sawhney provide fundamental information on plant structure and development to students at the introductory level, and as a resource material to researchers working in nearly all areas of plant biology i.e. plant physiology, systematics, ecology, developmental genetics and molecular biology. The book is focused on angiosperm species with some examples from different groups of plants.
“Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy” starts with an introductory chapter and a brief introduction to plant cell structure, which is followed by the structure of the flower, plant reproduction (vegetative and sexual) and the development and structure of embryo – the precursor to the plant body. Each chapter then deals with essential information on the shoot system, diversity of plant cells and tissues, the structure and development of the stem, leaf, root, and the secondary body.
Taylor A. Steeves, Former Department Head, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, and Vipen K. Sawhney, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan
The late Professor Taylor A. Steeves served as the department head for many years of the Biology Department at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD from Harvard University. Professor Steeves passed away in 2011.
Vipen K. Sawhney is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Biology Department at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Both Professors Steeves and Sawhney are internationally known developmental botanists and have received several awards including the Lawson medal from the Canadian Botanical Association, and Master Teacher Award from the University of Saskatchewan.