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Plant Anatomy

A Concept-Based Approach to the Structure of Seed Plants

  • Provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date text on plant anatomy

  • Reveals the significance of plant anatomy to other fields

  • Written by a highly-qualified team of biological scientists

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 3-44
    3. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 45-74
  3. II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-76
    2. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 77-121
    3. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 123-154
    4. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 155-179
    5. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 181-213
  4. III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-216
    2. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 217-245
    3. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 247-275
  5. IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-278
    2. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 279-318
    3. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 319-354
    4. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 355-394
    5. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 395-441
    6. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 443-476
  6. V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-478
    2. Richard Crang, Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Robert Wise
      Pages 479-507

About this book

Introduction

Intended as a text for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students and as a potential reference, this broad-scoped resource is extensive in its educational appeal by providing a new concept-based organization with end-of-chapter literature references, self-quizzes, and illustration interpretation.  The concept-based, pedagogical approach, in contrast to the classic discipline-based approach, was specifically chosen to make the teaching and learning of plant anatomy more accessible for students. In addition, for instructors whose backgrounds may not primarily be plant anatomy, the features noted above are designed to provide sufficient reference material for organization and class presentation. This text is unique in the extensive use of over 1150 high-resolution color micrographs, color diagrams and scanning electron micrographs.  Another feature is frequent side-boxes that highlight the relationship of plant anatomy to specialized investigations in plant molecular biology, classical investigations, functional activities, and research in forestry, environmental studies and genetics, as well as other fields. 

Each of the 19 richly-illustrated chapters has an abstract, a list of keywords, an introduction, a text body consisting of 10 to 20 concept-based sections, and a list of references and additional readings. At the end of each chapter, the instructor and student will find a section-by-section concept review, concept connections, concept assessment (10 multiple-choice questions), and concept applications. Answers to the assessment material are found in an appendix. An index and a glossary with over 700 defined terms complete the volume.


Keywords

Botany Plant Biology Seed Plants Spermatophyte Anatomy Structural Organization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentAlbion CollegeAlbionUSA
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentUniversity of Wisconsin, OshkoshOshkoshUSA

About the authors

This textbook is an outgrowth of an electronic CD published in 2003, and co-authored by Prof. Emeritus Crang along with the late Prof. Andrey Vassilyev, lead scientist in Anatomy of the Komarov Botanical Garden in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Prof. Emeritus Crang has published extensively in plant anatomy and electron microscopy and has taught and conducted botanical research at a variety of international universities and government organizations. To replace Prof. Vassilyev, Prof. Wise joined the authorship in 2014 due to his strong background in teaching and research in plant physiology, plant anatomy and microscopy.  Subsequently, Dr. Lyons-Sobaski was asked to round-out the authorship due to her work in ecology, population genetics and educational experiences related to plant anatomy.  

Dr. Richard Crang, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (cell biology, microscopy, anatomy) 

Dr. Sheila Lyons-Sobaski, Associate Professor, Albion College, Albion, Michigan (genetics, ecology, anatomy) 

Dr. Robert Wise, Professor, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (physiology, anatomy)

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Reviews

“This book is a veritable phytostructural image-fest – as any plant anatomy text worthy of that title should be, and deserves to do well in helping to promote a fundamental topic of plant biology that underpins many other studies within plant science.” (Nigel Chaffey, Botany One, botany.one, April 26, 2019)