Introduction to Botany's comprehensive coverage captures students' attention and teaches them why plants are a fascinating and essential part of their everyday lives. The clear, concise text highlights four major themes—plants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology—and gives students practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter dig deeper into the relationship between plants and students' lives.
Nabors' clear and engaging writing style keeps students interested in the science without ever becoming encyclopedic. The Botany Place Website offers a wealth of online resources to help students succeed in the course.
1. The World of Plants.
THE STRUCTURE OF PLANTS.
2. Cell Structure and the Cell Cycle.
3. An Introduction to Plant Structure.
4. Roots, Stems, and Leaves: The Primary Plant Body.
5. Secondary Growth in Plants.
6. Life Cycles and Reproductive Structures.
THE FUNCTIONS OF PLANTS.
7. Basic Plant Biochemistry.
10. Transport in Plants.
11. Plant Responses to Hormones and Environmental Stimuli.
GENETICS AND GENE EXPRESSION.
13. Gene Expression and Activation.
14. Plant Biotechnology.
EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY.
17. Viruses and Prokaryotes.
21. Seedless Vascular Plants.
23. Angiosperms: Flowering Plants.
24. Ecology and the Biosphere.
25. Ecosystem Dynamics: How Ecosystems Work.
26. Conservation Biology.