The Molecular Organography of Plants by Quentin CronkThe Molecular Organography of Plants by Quentin Cronk

The Molecular Organography of Plants

byQuentin Cronk

Paperback | January 15, 2009

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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 stageare essentially comparable, do plants achieve such radically different adult phenotypes, from mosses to tree-ferns, and grasses to oak trees? iThe Molecular Organography of Plants/i 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 adetailed 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 theirbasis 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.
Quentin Cronk was educated at the University of Cambridge where he became a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He subsequently taught at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh before taking up his present position as Professor in Plant Science at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
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Title:The Molecular Organography of PlantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.02 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199550360

ISBN - 13:9780199550364

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. The Organography of Stems3. The Organography of the Root4. The Organography of the Leaf5. Sporangium to Seed6. Sporophyll to FlowerReferences