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CONTENTS Chapter 1 Origins 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5

Earth, Cells, and Photosynthesis Eukaryotic Cells Land Plants Seed Plants Angiosperms

Chapter 2 Genomes 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6

The Nuclear Genome: Chromosomes Chromosomal DNA Nuclear Gene Regulation Genome Sequences Genomes and Biotechnology Cytoplasmic Genomes

Chapter 3 Cells 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6

The Cell Cycle Cell Division Organelles Primary Cell Wall Cell Expansion and Cell Shape Secondary Cell Wall and Cuticle

Chapter 4 Metabolism 4.1 Control of Metabolic Pathways 4.2 Carbon Assimilation: Photosynthesis 4.3 Photorespiration 4.4 Sucrose Transport 4.5 Nonphotosynthetic Generation of Energy and Precursors 4.6 Carbon Storage 4.7 Plastid Metabolism 4.8 Nitrogen Assimilation 4.9 Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Iron Assimilation 4.10 Movement of Water and Minerals


Chapter 5 Development 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6

Overview of Plant Development Embryo and Seed Development Root Development Shoot Development From Vegetative to Reproductive Development From Sporophyte to Gametophyte

Chapter 6 Environmental Signals 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5

Seed Germination Light and Photoreceptors Seedling Development Flowering Root and Shoot Growth

Chapter 7 Environmental Stress 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7

Light as Stress High Temperature Water Deficit Salt Stress Cold Anaerobic Stress Oxidative Stress

Chapter 8 Interactions with Other Organisms 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5

Microbial Pathogens Pests and Parasites Viruses and Viroids Defenses Cooperation

Chapter 9 Domestication & Agriculture 9.1 Domestication 9.2 Scientific Plant Breeding 9.3 Biotechnology

• Modern Approach to Plant Science: provides a com wealth of new knowledge coming from plant genetics including the recent sequencing of Arabidopsis and oth

• Evolution: includes an account at the molecular biolog have taken place through the course of plant evolutio

• Growth & Developmental Biology: presents an exte development from a genetic and molecular perspective • Full-color artwork: vividly illustrated with over 1,000 Ill

– original color line drawings, designed for clarity, simp consistency – stunning botanical photography – microscope and micrograph images gathered from le around the world.

• Learning Objectives: each chapter opens with a bulle objectives, which summarizes the topics to be covered a

• Summaries: end-of-chapter summaries provide a broa presented allowing the reader to review and assess the have read.

• Further Reading: each chapter ends with a reference l grouped according to topic, guiding readers to significa

THE AUTHORS Alison Smith, Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK George Coupland, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany Liam Dolan, Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Nicholas Harberd, Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science, Oxford University, UK Jonathan Jones, Head of the Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Cathie Martin, Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Robert Sablowski, Group Leader, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Abigail Amey, Science Editor, London, UK


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Plant Biology is a new textbook written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. It is an account of modern plant science, reflecting recent advances in genetics and genomics and the excitement they have created. The book begins with a review of what is known about the origins of modern-day plants. Next, the special features of plant genomes and genetics are explored. Subsequent chapters provide information on our current understanding of plant cell biology, plant metabolism, and plant developmental biology, with the remaining three chapters outlining the interactions of plants with their environments. The final chapter discusses the relationship of plants with humans: domestication, agriculture and crop breeding. Plant Biology contains over 1,000 full-color illustrations. Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and concludes with a Summary.

“This is the most comprehensive and well written text book chapter on plant biology I have ever encountered. The coverage is incredible, and the title “Metabolism” is taken in its broadest sense… I found the quality of the figures excellent. They were sufficiently stand alone to be useful in this way while being well discussed in the text.” – Bob Furbank, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia (referring to Chapter 4) “My overall impression was that the chapter was well written, largely up-to-date and dealt with the subject in a quite detailed way. The illustrations were excellent…. The level of detail is impressive and yet the style is very readable.” – Garry Whitelam, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (referring to Chapter 6)

Garland Science March 2009 Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8153-4025-6 850 pages Over 1,000 full-color illustrations 217 x 276 £41.00

Also Available from Garland Science Plant Biochemistry is a useful textbook to undergraduate students who wish to gain insight into the relevance of plant biochemistry to humans and animals. It is an ideal reference text for graduates and researchers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Introduction to Plant Biochemistry 2 Approaches to Understanding Metabolic Pathways 3 Plant Cell Structure 4 Light Reactions of Photosynthesis 5 Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation 6 Respiration 7 Synthesis and Mobilization of Storage and Structural Carbohydrates 8 Nitrogen and Sulfur Metabolism 9 Lipid Biosynthesis 10 Alkaloids 11 Phenolics 12 Terpenoids Index

KEY FEATURES • Key concepts at the start of each chapter highlight the important learning outcomes • Boxes inform the reader about ecological issues, applications, experimental techniques, and medicines • Further reading at the end of each chapter guides readers to significant papers


• Covers a global range of plants and provides many examples

Caroline Bowsher, Programme Director of the Plant Science and Biology Courses at the University of Manchester, UK. Martin Steer, Professor of Botany and Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at University College Dublin, Eire. Alyson Tobin, Dean of Science at the Centre for Evolution, Genes & Genomics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

• Discusses plant biochemistry in relation to all other aspects of plant life, from genetics to ecology • Artwork is available at Garland Science June 2008 • 500 pages • 310 Figures Paperback • ISBN: 978-0-8153-4121-5: £44.00

Second Edition

Instant Notes in Plant Biology Andrew Lack and David Evans, both at Oxford Brookes University, UK BIOS Instant Notes Taylor & Francis 2005: 350pp • 100 line drawings • Paperback: 978-0-415-35643-5: £20.00 eBook: 978-0-203-00290-2

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