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Author Cronk, Quentin C. B.

Title The molecular organography of plants / Quentin Cronk
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The organography of stems -- 3. The organography of the root -- 4. The organography of the leaf -- 5. Sporangium to seed -- 6. Sporophyll to flower
Summary "From the cells of aquatic algae to the majestic redwoods towering 100 metres above the California coast, the history of plant evolution has been one of increasing complexity. The underlying rationale for this book is to answer the question: How, when land plant embryos at a few-celled stage are essentially comparable, do plants achieve such radically different adult phenotypes, from mosses to tree-ferns, and grasses to oak trees?" "The Molecular Organography of Plants chronicles the origin, and importance, of the complex plant organs that have allowed plants to shape the earth's biosphere, and seeks to explain why and how the genetic mechanisms governing these developmental trajectories have diverged so much. It provides a detailed account of the organs produced by land plants (stems, roots, leaves, seeds, flowers) into which is incorporated what is rapidly becoming known of the molecular mechanisms responsible. Plant organs are therefore discussed in the context of the evolution of development ("evo-devo"), and their basis in molecular developmental genetics is described. The result is a novel synthesis of classical morphology and molecular developmental biology that takes a broad look at the evolution of plant form."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-241) and index
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Subject Botany -- Organography.
Plant molecular biology.
Botany -- Organography
Plant molecular biology
Växter -- evolution.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191720154