Plant physiology. Taiz and E. Sunderland: Sinauer Associates. Plant physiology is part of the essential core curriculum every botanist has to master.
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Plant physiology. L Taiz, E Zeiger. Plant physiology is part of the essential core curriculum every botanist has to master. Physiological adaptations play as great a role in the evolutionary struggle for life of a plant as morphological ones. The book is subdivided into 25 chapters, grouped into three larger sections water, metabolism and development that cover the major topics of modern plant physiology.
All topics are treated in a very balanced way, with approximately equal weight being lent to each. Starting with the basics of each subject, the reader is taken to the very forefront of current knowledge. Specific topics are easy to find using the detailed table of contents or index.
That this has not been achieved at the expense of including recent literature is borne out throughout the book: figures 19—41, for example, have been adopted from a publication. The transfer of the apprentice from the textbook to the forefront research literature is greatly facilitated in this way.
A glossary giving a brief explanation of many technical terms reinforces this impression. An outstanding feature of this textbook is the large number of crisp figures, most of them in full colour. Although also rendering the figures aesthetically pleasing, the use of colour usually serves a didactic purpose which may well be its primary cause. I found none of the figures to be overladen with detail nor of inappropriate microscopically small or inflated size.
Full marks for this! Plant Physiology is a modern textbook with a refreshing style and layout. In its third edition, Plant physiology successfully defends its position in the top league of botanical textbooks. It is excellently produced, attractive and fun to use. It can even make an aged botanist wish he were an undergraduate student again! Taiz and E. Sunderland: Sinauer Associates. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U.
Plant Physiology and Development, Sixth Edition
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Title: Plant Physiology, 3rd Edition. Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc. With this Third Edition, the authors and contributors set a new standard for textbooks in the field by tailoring the study of plant physiology to virtually every student—providing the basics for introductory courses without sacrificing the more challenging material sought by upper-division and graduate-level students. Key pedagogical changes to the text will result in a shorter book. Material typically considered prerequisite for plant physiology courses, as well as advanced material from the Second Edition, will be removed and posted at an affiliated Web site, while many new or revised figures and photographs now in full color , study questions, and a glossary of key terms will be added.
Plant Physiology Taiz & Zeiger, 3rd Edition
Key pedagogical changes to the text will result in a shorter book. Material typically considered prerequisite for plant physiology courses, as well as advanced material from the Second Edition, will be removed and posted at an affiliated Web site, while many new or revised figures and photographs now in full color , study questions, and a glossary of key terms will be added. Despite the streamlining of the text, the new edition incorporates all the important new developments in plant physiology, especially in cell, molecular, and developmental biology. The Third Edition's interactive Web component is keyed to textbook chapters and referenced from the book.
Taiz, L. and Zeiger, E. Plant physiology. 3rd edn.