Anatomy of Flowering Plants: An Introduction to Structure and Development

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 15, 2007 - Science
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In the 2007 third edition of her successful textbook, Paula Rudall provides a comprehensive yet succinct introduction to the anatomy of flowering plants. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the book covers all aspects of comparative plant structure and development, arranged in a series of chapters on the stem, root, leaf, flower, seed and fruit. Internal structures are described using magnification aids from the simple hand-lens to the electron microscope. Numerous references to recent topical literature are included, and new illustrations reflect a wide range of flowering plant species. The phylogenetic context of plant names has also been updated as a result of improved understanding of the relationships among flowering plants. This clearly written text is ideal for students studying a wide range of courses in botany and plant science, and is also an excellent resource for professional and amateur horticulturists.
 

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Contents

Cells
3
Stem
23
Root
43
Haustoria of parasitic angiosperms 55
55
Leaf
57
Leaf epidermis 65
65
Flower
75
Seed and fruit
99
Grass caryopsis
103

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Paula Rudall is Head of Plant Anatomy and Palynology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, using comparative floral and pollen morphology, anatomy and embryology to explore evolution across seed plants.

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