Botany is the scientific study of plants and plant-like organisms. It
helps us understand why plants are so vitally important to the world. There were
two main ideas author attempted to embed here are : one was to put as much
plant-related information as possible into an evolutionary context, and the
other was to explain complicated problems with simple words and metaphors.
This lecture note focus on the
role of plants in this world and their interaction with other plants, insects,
herbivores, pathogens, fungi and humans. These interactions are based on the
plant primary metabolism with its cheap supply of sugar for bribes as well as on
secondary metabolites for bribes, defense and repulsion.
This note covers the following topics: The
Molecules that Make a Plant, The Plant Cell: Structure and Growth, Embryonic
Origins, Plant Tissues: An Overview of Plant Tissues, Plant Organs: The Leaf,
Plant Organs: The Stem, and the Root, Water movement and nutrient transport,
Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis, Plant Nutrition and Soil, Development and
Hormones, Response to the Environment: Tropisms and Circadian Rhythms, Genetics
and Evolution, Systematics and Taxonomy, Protists and Other Beasts, The Seedless
Vascular Plants and Seed Plants.
Plant Metabolism is designed
to focus on themes of current interest in plant metabolism and biochemistry.
Topics covered includes: Metabolomics, Membranes and Organelles, Nitrogen
Assimilation, Amino Acid Biosynthesis, Structural Lipids, Photosynthesis,
Carbohydrate Metabolism, Glycolysis, Terpenoids, Alkaloids, Phenylpropanoids,
Nitrogen Fixation, Phytohormones and Elicitors.
Insectivorous Plants is a book by British
naturalist and evolutionary theory pioneer Charles Darwin. The book chronicles
Darwin's experiments with various carnivorous plants, in which he carefully
studied their feeding mechanisms. Darwin tried several methods to stimulate the
plants into activating their trap mechanisms, including feeding them meat and
glass, blowing on them and prodding them with hair.
This book, explains the synthesis of information
for developing strategies to combat plant stress. The information covered in
this book would bridge the much-researched area of stress in plants with the
much-needed information for evolving climate-ready crop cultivars to ensure food
security in the future.
This book is designed to furnish classes
in our schools and colleges with a suitable text book of Structural and
Physiological Botany, as well as private students with a convenient introductory
manual, adapted to the present condition of the science.
This volume takes the place of the author's Lessons in Botany and Vegetable
Physiology, published over a quarter of a century ago. It is constructed on the
same lines, and is a kind of new and much revised edition of that successful
note covers the following topics: Nomenclature, Leaves, The photosynthesis
process, The Root System, Growth controls, Growth Responses to Light, Growth
Responses to Gravity, Hormones and Plant Functions, The Aging Process, Branching
and Root Formation, Plant Defenses, Dormancy, Mechanical and chemical
Protection, Alkaloids, Wound Healing.