Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy

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Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 184 Illustrations and other contents: 87 ISBN: 9780190657055 Category:

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.

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Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy is extremely well written and achieves its aims admirably; it provides fundamental information on plant structure and development to students at the introductory level, and it acts as resource material to researchers working in nearly all areas of plant biology. * Nigel Chaffey, AoB Blog * The text is very well written and the logical flow that is used through the different chapters enhances understanding of the various processes and structures being described. The authors are to be congratulated for their clarity of presentation and for their approach. * Ian J. Warrington, Horticultural Reviews * This book will be a welcome addition in the teaching of plant biology, especially developmental plant anatomy. I feel this book will appeal to the "modern" plant biology students, as it is not overly burdened with terminology and succinctly written. I believe this book will capture students' imagination and will encourage students to seek further information when needed. It will serve both as a guide and a reference. In fact, I will use this as a text for my class. * Dr. Edward Yeung, University of Calgary * Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy is very timely. The book is not overwhelmed with minutiae but deals only with essential points in the anatomy and development of embryos, stems, leaves, reproductive structures and roots to make a coherent whole. * Professor Ian Sussex, Yale University * Certainly, Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy would be a great addition to the bookshelves of both students and scientists interested in plant anatomy. * Maria A. Gandolfo, School of Integrative Plant Science *

Author Biography

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.