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Botany & plant sciences

See below for a selection of the latest books from Botany & plant sciences category. Presented with a red border are the Botany & plant sciences books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Botany & plant sciences books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Marin Flora

Marin Flora

Author: John Thomas Howell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1949.

Supplement to A California Flora

Supplement to A California Flora

Author: Philip A. Munz Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1968.

Marin Flora

Marin Flora

Author: John Thomas Howell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1949.

Supplement to A California Flora

Supplement to A California Flora

Author: Philip A. Munz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1968.

Plant Tissue Culture

Plant Tissue Culture

Plant Tissue Culture: Techniques and Experiments, Fourth Edition, builds on the classroom tested, audience proven manual that has guided users through successful plant culturing for almost 30 years. The book's experiments demonstrate major concepts and can be conducted with a variety of plant materials readily available throughout the year. This fully updated edition describes the principles of the newest technologies, including CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and RNAi technology with plant cell and tissue cultures and their applications. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book contains detailed methodology supported by comprehensive illustrations, giving users a diverse learning experience for both university students and plant scientists.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Volume 141, the latest release in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of important topics, including Enhancer modularity, New cell types in evolution, Homology and Innovation, Plasticity and Genetic assimilation, Sympoiesis, Development through Symbiosis, Axes and Segmentation in Invertebrates, Transitional chordates and vertebrate origins: Urochordates, Transitional chordates and vertebrate origins: Hemichordates, Transitional chordates and vertebrate origins: Cephalochordates, Origin and Evolution of Jawed Vertebrates, Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrate Skull, and Development of Eusocial Insects.

Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of each major metabolic pathway and sets these within the context of the whole plant. Using examples from biomedical, environmental, industrial and agricultural applications, it shows how a fundamental understanding of plant biochemistry can be used to address real-world issues. It illustrates how plants impact human activity and success, in terms of their importance as a food supply and as raw materials for industrial and pharmaceutical products, and considers how humans can benefit from exploiting plant biochemical pathways. All chapters in this second edition have been substantially revised to incorporate the latest research developments, and case studies include updates on progress in developing novel plants and plant products. The artwork, now in full color, superbly illustrates the key concepts and mechanisms presented throughout. Key features: Presents each topic from the cellular level to the ecological and environmental levels, placing it in the context of the whole plant. Biochemical pathways are represented as route maps, showing how one reaction interacts with another both within and across pathways. Includes comprehensive reading lists with descriptive notes to enable students to conduct their own research into topics they wish to explore further The wide-ranging approach of this book emphasizes the importance of teaching and learning plant biochemical pathways within the framework of what the pathway does and why it is needed. Illustrates the fundamental significance of plants, in terms of their importance as a food supply, as raw materials and as sources of novel products. Plant Biochemistry is invaluable to undergraduate students who wish to gain insight into the relevance of plant metabolism in relation to current research questions and world challenges. It should also prove to be a suitable reference text for graduates and researchers who are new to the topic or who wish to broaden their understanding of the range of biochemical pathways in plants.

Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry

Author: Caroline (University of Manchester, UK) Bowsher, Alyson (University of St. Andrews, UK) Tobin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2021

Plant Biochemistry focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of each major metabolic pathway and sets these within the context of the whole plant. Using examples from biomedical, environmental, industrial and agricultural applications, it shows how a fundamental understanding of plant biochemistry can be used to address real-world issues. It illustrates how plants impact human activity and success, in terms of their importance as a food supply and as raw materials for industrial and pharmaceutical products, and considers how humans can benefit from exploiting plant biochemical pathways. All chapters in this second edition have been substantially revised to incorporate the latest research developments, and case studies include updates on progress in developing novel plants and plant products. The artwork, now in full color, superbly illustrates the key concepts and mechanisms presented throughout. Key features: Presents each topic from the cellular level to the ecological and environmental levels, placing it in the context of the whole plant. Biochemical pathways are represented as route maps, showing how one reaction interacts with another both within and across pathways. Includes comprehensive reading lists with descriptive notes to enable students to conduct their own research into topics they wish to explore further The wide-ranging approach of this book emphasizes the importance of teaching and learning plant biochemical pathways within the framework of what the pathway does and why it is needed. Illustrates the fundamental significance of plants, in terms of their importance as a food supply, as raw materials and as sources of novel products. Plant Biochemistry is invaluable to undergraduate students who wish to gain insight into the relevance of plant metabolism in relation to current research questions and world challenges. It should also prove to be a suitable reference text for graduates and researchers who are new to the topic or who wish to broaden their understanding of the range of biochemical pathways in plants.

The Calabar Bean and its Alkaloids

The Calabar Bean and its Alkaloids

Author: Brian Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Investigations into Calabar beans (the dried ripe seeds of Physostigma venenosum) and their alkaloidal components compose a classical scientific journey throughout some one-and-a-half centuries and not only represent a fascinating aspect of the history of medicine but which is, moreover, still ongoing at the forefront of chemical and medical discovery. Those in particular involving its major such component, l-physostigmine, have led to an understanding of some of the fundamental mechanisms occurring in physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry and, either actually or potentially (by providing a template and thereby acting as a lead compound ) have provided a useful treatment for a variety of neurological disorders associated with irregularities in cholinergic transmission in which augmentation of cholinergic activity has proved to be beneficial. Physostigma venenosum is distributed throughout equatorial West Africa and having a colourful history - by virtue of their former use as an ordeal poison in trials for witchcraft in the Efik society of Old Calabar - are its dried ripe seeds (Calabar beans). The major toxic compound isolated from these, l-physostigmine, which is also known as eserine and is the only alkaloid as yet also to be isolated from a microbial source (along with l-N(8)-norphysostigmine) and is the first alkaloid found to contain a 1,2,3,3a,8,8a-hexahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indole ring system, and the first natural product found to contain a carbamyl group. It also became one of the first examples whereby the mechanism of action of a drug could be defined at the molecular level relatively simply, played a crucial role in the Nobel Prize - winning discovery of the mechanism of neurohumoral transmission, and has led to products for the treatment of a wide range of disorders associated with deficiencies in cholinergic transmission. Several other alkaloids have also been isolated from the Calabar bean. For some of these, structures have been established, syntheses effected and pharmacology investigated.

Calcium Transport Elements in Plants

Calcium Transport Elements in Plants

Calcium Transport Elements in Plants discusses the role of calcium in plant development and stress signaling, the mechanism of Ca2+ homeostasis across plant membranes, and the evolution of Ca2+/cation antiporter (CaCA) superfamily proteins. Additional sections cover genome-wide analysis of Annexins and their roles in plants, the roles of calmodulin in abiotic stress responses, calcium transport in relation to plant nutrition/biofortification, and much more. Written by leading experts in the field, this title is an essential resource for students and researchers that need all of the information on calcium transport elements in one place. Calcium transport elements are involved in various structural, physiological and biochemical processes or signal transduction pathways in response to various abiotic and biotic stimuli. Development of high throughput sequencing technology has favored the identification and characterization of numerous gene families in plants in recent years, including the calcium transport elements.

Medicinal Plants of Central Asia

Medicinal Plants of Central Asia

Author: Sasha William (Temple University, Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA) Eisenman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Central Asia home to thousands of endemic plant species and is a center of diversity for wild progenitors of many domesticated agricultural and horticultural species (such as alfalfa, apples, apricots, numerous bean species, flax, garlic, pistachios, sesame, spinach, etc). It is also among the most diverse area for many medicinally and chemically relevant groups of plants, and contains large germplasm pools for many of these important species. This book would complement the editors' Medicinal plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan (Springer), which published in 2013, by documenting a completely different group of plant species in unique landscapes and ecosystems.

Field Guide to Wildlife Toxicology Sample Collection and Processing

Field Guide to Wildlife Toxicology Sample Collection and Processing

Author: Nina (Biodiversity Research Institute, Gorham, Maine, USA) Schoch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This quick-reference guide can be taken out in the field, enabling biologists and other professionals to safely collect tissue samples for analysis in the laboratory to accurately detect contaminants of concern. It reviews sample collection from a multitude of taxa and for various environmental contaminants. It provides guidelines for animal welfare while handling wildlife for sample collection, using appropriate personal protective equipment, establishing a high-quality field laboratory, documentation of sample collection and laboratory submission, and maintaining a database.