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Bidlack, Sterns Introduction to Plant Biology includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors. It is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course and emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles.
5 Roots and Soils
8 Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
9 Water in Plants
10 Plant Metabolism
11 Growth and Development
12 Meiosis and Alternation of Generations
13 Genetics and Molecular Biology
14 Plant Breeding, Propagation, and Biotechnology
16 Plant Names and Classification
17 Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses
18 Kingdom Protista
19 Kingdom Fungi
20 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes
21 The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives
22 Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms
23 Seed Plants: Angiosperms
24 Flowering Plants and Civilization
Appendix 1 Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text
Appendix 2 Biological Controls
Appendix 3 Useful and Poisonous Plants, Fungi, and Algae
Appendix 4 House Plants and Home Gardening
Appendix 5 Metric Equivalents and Conversion Tables
Appendix 6 Periodic Table of the Elements
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