Objective of this book is to provide light micrographs of the types
of cells and tissues that students typically examine in a plant anatomy course.
All micrographs are accompanied by figure legends to help the viewer interpret
and understand the structures presented. Each chapter in this web site consists
of numerous pages, each with a micrograph and an explanatory text.
class embraces the functions relating to the life of the individual organism.
These functions have to do with the processes of eating, digesting,
assimilating, taking in of oxygen, producing of energy, and excreting of waste
matters. These may be called the nutritive functions, if the term is used in its
broadest sense. To the second group of activities belong the functions that have
to do with the perpetuation of the animal or plant species, and these are known
as the reproductive functions. Living organisms, whether plant, animal, or
human, may, in the third place, be considered in their relations to one another
and especially to the general welfare of mankind. Thus we may discuss the
beneficial or injurious effects, so far as man is concerned, of different kinds
of insects or of various types of bacteria; we may learn of the activities of
individual men or of groups of individuals which promote or retard the advance
of human society; or we might, if we were to carry the study still farther, even
seek to learn the ways by which the higher thoughts of mankind, as expressed in
poetry, music, and religion, affect the development of the human race.
Author(s):James Edward Peabody and Arthur Ellsworth Hunt
This book is intended
primarily for medical students and others who do not necessarily intend to
continue the study of botany, but who desire or are obliged to obtain some
elementary knowledge of plants, particularly in relation to general biology. The
book is based on the first portion, which deals mainly with plants, of the
course in Elementary Biology for the Preliminary Examination in Science.
This note covers the following topics:
Plant Cell and Tissue Types such as Parenchyma, Collenchyma, Sclerenchyma, Xylem and
Phloem, Interpreting Evolutionary Relationships, The Organism -Building a Plant,Stele.
This lecture note is
targeted to plant scientists who may wish to use tissue culture and produce
transgenic plants at some point in their research careers, but do not
necessarily want to become experts in this area. This note explains the concepts
of plant tissue culture and transformation and provide hands-on experience of
the most common of these techniques in labs and demonstrations of more advanced
or uncommon techniques.