9780716750444

Life Processes of Plants

ISBN 10: 0716750449 / 0-7167-5044-9
ISBN 13: 9780716750444
Publisher: W H Freeman & Co
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Hardcover
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At first glance, plants appear to be extremely passive organisms, silent, immobile, and unprotected. But within their placid exteriors there occurs a continuous swirl of activity - a complex orchestration of processes that allow the plant to obtain food, endure drastic weather, fend off predators, anticipate the future, and carry out tasks more often associated with higher animals. Plants are organic chemists par excellence, capable of synthesizing complex molecules; and they are experts at survival, equipped to withstand and adapt to the many challenges of nature. In Life Processes of Plants, botanist Arthur Galston describes how plants live, react to crises, and change when necessary. It is an eloquent and exquisitely illustrated volume, vividly conveying the scientific research that brought these extraordinary natural skills to light. Galston explores the dynamic existence of plants at all levels - from the organism as a whole down to the interplay of its tissues, cells, and molecules. Readers will be intrigued by the plant's methods of storing energy from sunlight, by the internal clock that tells plants the time of day, by the chemical warfare used against predators and competitors, and by the hormonal and electro-chemical communications network that conveys information within the plant. In addition, readers will witness the plant's impressive powers of regeneration, wherein almost any single cell can be the starting point for a complete separate plant. Another chapter shows how this regenerative ability and cooperation with microbes are the keys to remarkable developments in the exciting field of agricultural biotechnology. Life Processes of Plants illuminates some oftenoverlooked phenomena of the natural world. Readers will see plants in a whole new way - as fascinating examples of both the complexity and simplicity of life.


 
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