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Botany for Ladies

Jane Loudon, the Mrs Beeton of the Victorian gardening world, wrote several popular books on horticulture and botany specifically for women. In the 18th century, botany books were mostly written for a female audience. Women were encouraged to study botany as it was considered to be an acceptable activity for women.

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Plant Systematics

This note covers the following topics: Plant Kingdom, Vegetative Parts of Plants, Flowers, Inflorescences and Fruits, Phylogenetic Analysis, Recognition, Identification, Names, Gymnosperms, Angiosperm Origins, Magnoliids, Monocots, Basal Eudicots, Caryophyllales, Systematics Resources, Rosids - Fabids and Malvids, Plant Speciation, Basal asterids and Lamiids, Asterids - Campanulids, Molecular Systematics, Classification and Nomenclature.

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Advances in Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is one of the most important reactions on Earth. It is a scientific field that is the topic of many research groups. This book is aimed at providing the fundamental aspects of photosynthesis, and the results collected from different research groups.

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Economic Botany Lecture Notes

The objective of this note is to provide a knowledge of basic botany, teach specific information about economically important plants, and instill skills in critically researching a topic on an economically important plant. Topics covered includes: plant morphology and taxonomy, Plant anatomy and physiology, Plant anatomy, Vegetable plants, Flowering plants, Spices, Herbs; Essential oils, fragrances, perfumes, Genetics; plant breeding, cultivars, Cereal grains, Alcoholic beverages, Gordon Biersch Brewery, Fiber plants,Medicinal plants.

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Botany Higher Secondary Volume I

This note explains the following topics: Biodiversity, Cell Biology, Plant Morphology, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Reproduction Biology, Environmental Biology.

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Plant Botany An introduction to plant anatomy, morphology and physiology

This guide explains the following topics: Life domains and phylogeny of tree growth on Earth, Plant Cell, Tissues, Roots, The stem, Leaf, Propagation and reproduction of woody plants, Basics of woody plant physiology, Respiration, Photorespiration, Water regime of woody plants, Mineral nutrition of woody plants and the significance of nutrients.

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Introduction to Botany by Rainer Stahlberg

This lecture note focus on the role of plants in this world and their interaction with other plants, insects, herbivores, pathogens, fungi and humans. These interactions are based on the plant primary metabolism with its cheap supply of sugar for bribes as well as on secondary metabolites for bribes, defense and repulsion.

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General Botany Lecture Notes

This note covers the following topics: The Molecules that Make a Plant, The Plant Cell: Structure and Growth, Embryonic Origins, Plant Tissues: An Overview of Plant Tissues, Plant Organs: The Leaf, Plant Organs: The Stem, and the Root, Water movement and nutrient transport, Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis, Plant Nutrition and Soil, Development and Hormones, Response to the Environment: Tropisms and Circadian Rhythms, Genetics and Evolution, Systematics and Taxonomy, Protists and Other Beasts, The Seedless Vascular Plants and Seed Plants.

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Plant Metabolism by Charles Guy

Plant Metabolism is designed to focus on themes of current interest in plant metabolism and biochemistry. Topics covered includes: Metabolomics, Membranes and Organelles, Nitrogen Assimilation, Amino Acid Biosynthesis, Structural Lipids, Photosynthesis, Carbohydrate Metabolism, Glycolysis, Terpenoids, Alkaloids, Phenylpropanoids, Nitrogen Fixation, Phytohormones and Elicitors.

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Insectivorous Plants

Insectivorous Plants is a book by British naturalist and evolutionary theory pioneer Charles Darwin. The book chronicles Darwin's experiments with various carnivorous plants, in which he carefully studied their feeding mechanisms. Darwin tried several methods to stimulate the plants into activating their trap mechanisms, including feeding them meat and glass, blowing on them and prodding them with hair.

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Introduction to Botany

Botany is the scientific study of plants and plant-like organisms. It helps us understand why plants are so vitally important to the world. There were two main ideas author attempted to embed here are : one was to put as much plant-related information as possible into an evolutionary context, and the other was to explain complicated problems with simple words and metaphors.

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Botany by Government of Tamil Nadu

This book covers the following topics: Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Plant anatomy, Cell biology and genetics, Biotechnology, Plant physiology and Biology in human welfare.

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Plant Growth

If we can gain understanding of how plants grow, then we may be able to manipulate it to reduce both chemical fertilizer use and its environmental impact without decreasing the yield. This book provides information about the use of bio-agents, plant health, plant pathogen, property of melanin, and the influence of rootstock and root growth. Major topics covered are: The Use of Bio-Agents for Management of Potato Diseases, Plant Health, The Organic Amendment Improve the Yield and Quality of Vegetable, Plant Pathogens, Making Soil More Accessible to Plants, Coumarin&

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A text book of botany

A Textbook of Botany is intended to introduce the student to the present state of our knowledge of botanical science. Topics covered includes: General Botany, Internal Morphology, Physiology, Special Botany and Cryptogams.

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WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants

Main objectives of this WHO monographs is to provide a model that will support countries in developing their own national or regional monographs on medicinal plants or national formularies on herbal medicines. It contains the scientific information on the safety, efficacy and quality control/quality assurance of widely used medicinal plants.

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Abiotic and Biotic Stress in Plants Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

This book, explains the synthesis of information for developing strategies to combat plant stress. The information covered in this book would bridge the much-researched area of stress in plants with the much-needed information for evolving climate-ready crop cultivars to ensure food security in the future.

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Master gardener handbook

This book covers the following topics: Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Physiology, Basic Botany, Plant Propagation, Soils and Fertilizers, Horticultural Equipment Management, Plant Management, Backyard Composting, Pesticide Management and Safety, Basic Entomology, Insect Management, Rodents, Birds, and Other Pests, Plant Disease Diagnosis and Management, Weeds, Landscaping, Landscape Plants, Woody Landscape Plants, Herbaceous Ornamentals, Principles of Vegetable Culture, Vegetable Crop Recommendations, Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Houseplants and Home Greenhouses and Organic Gardening.

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The botanical text book, an introduction to scientific botany, both structural and systematic

This book is designed to furnish classes in our schools and colleges with a suitable text book of Structural and Physiological Botany, as well as private students with a convenient introductory manual, adapted to the present condition of the science.

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Studies of Trees

In the chapters of this book, on the identification of trees, the aim has been to bring before the student only such characters and facts as shall help him to distinguish the tree readily during all seasons of the year. Special stress is laid in each case on the most striking peculiarities. Possible confusion with other trees of similar appearance is prevented as far as possible through comparisons with trees of like form or habit.

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The Botanical Magazine Vol. I

The publication familiarized its readers with ornamental and exotic plants and contains a description, in formal yet accessible language.

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The Elements of Botany

This volume takes the place of the author's Lessons in Botany and Vegetable Physiology, published over a quarter of a century ago. It is constructed on the same lines, and is a kind of new and much revised edition of that successful work.

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Botany Laboratory Note Book

This book is the result of several years 1 experience of the authors with the Intermediate classes. A lot of time is usually wasted in giving instructions and notes to the students as to the procedure of the day's work. The authors feel that this humble attempt at systematizing the practical work of Intermediate classes, will go a long way to remove this difficulty.

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Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

This structural work has been supplemented by so much classification as will serve to make clear the relationships of different groups, and the principles upon which the classification is based, as well as enable the student to recognize the commoner types of the different groups as they are met with. The aim of this book is not, however, merely the identification of plants.

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A laboratory notebook of elementary botany

The purpose of this note is to to give the students a general idea of the principles of the science, rather than a comprehensive survey of the whole vegetable kingdom. In a short course of this nature it is impossible to include examples of every group, and therefore those types have been selected with which it is moat important that the student should become acquainted.

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Botany Class Lectures

This note covers the following topics: Growth and Differentiation of the Young Stem, Primary Tissues, Secondary Growth, Leaf Morphology and Anatomy, Root Anatomy and Morphology, Water Movement in Xylem, Flower Structure and Ovule Development, Pollen Development, Plant Hormones and Environmental Clues, The Classification of Living Things.

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Plants Database

The Plants Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

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Beginners botany

This book covers the following topics: Plant Societies, The Plant Body, Seeds and Germination, The Root The Forms of Roots, Function and Structure, The Stem Kinds and Forms, Pruning and General Structure, Leaves: Form, Position, Structure, Anatomy and Function or Work, Fruits.

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Plant Physiology Lecture Notes/Materials

This note contains the following subtopics of Plant physiology , Plant Cells, Water and Transport, Growth/Development and Hormones, Plant Responses to the Environment and Metabolism.

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Concepts of Botany Algae (PDF 21P)

This note contains explanation of algae, structure of alage and its classification. The contents of this documents are Dichotomous Key to Freshwater Algae, Groups of Cyanobacteria & Algae, Dinoflagellates, Euglenoids, Brown, Golden brown, and Yellow  brown Algae and Glaucophytes.

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Desert Plants and People (PDF 105P)

No one knows when herbs of medicinal value were first used and few care to even venture a guess. In all probability, certain unknown early plants which produced a feeling of well-being were recognized and ingested regularly by the primates who preceded man. After the emergence of man, in the early dawn of time, there followed thousands of centuries of gastronomical experimentation by this strange, upright being, during which time he learned to select from available foods those which were best suited for his system

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BOTANY BASICS (PDF 92p)

This note covers the following topics: Gymnospermae, Angiospermae, Monocots, Dicots, Plant Life Cycles, Perennials, External Plant Parts, Stems, Types of plants and their stem, Leaves, Types of leaves, Leaf venation, Leaf base shapes, Flower Structure, Fruit, Types of fruit, Seeds, Germination.

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Basic Botany, Physiology, and Environmental Effects on Plant Growth

This note covers the following topics: Stems, Texture and Growth of Stems, Life Cycles of Plants, Stems as Food, Leaves, Buds, Roots, Flowers, Fruit and Seeds.

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Botany Basics

This note covers the following topics: Nomenclature, Leaves, The photosynthesis process, The Root System, Growth controls, Growth Responses to Light, Growth Responses to Gravity, Hormones and Plant Functions, The Aging Process, Branching and Root Formation, Plant Defenses, Dormancy, Mechanical and chemical Protection, Alkaloids, Wound Healing.

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CLINICAL HERB MANUALS by MICHAEL MOORE

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Sturtevants Edible Plants Of The World(PDF 775P)

Gleaning edible plants from herbals, botanies, travel books, cultural histories, and experiments in scientific farming, Edward Lewis Sturtevant (1842-1898) complied notes for the largest and most accurate work on edible plants, cultigents, and secondary food sources ever written. 2,897 species with comments from over 560 ancient and modern sources virtually cover the entire field. The range is from the oldest known foods, the mallow and asphodel, through newcomers like the tomato and celery, to wild foods which become important under certain circumstances.

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The Dispensatory of the United States of America Twentieth Edition 1918 (PDF 1576P)

It is the last dispensatory published in the united states where the medicines were all plant based.

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Fenner's Complete Formulary and Handbook Volume I and II (PDF 53P)

When in 1874, the first edition of Fenner's Complete Formulary (then a small pamphlet) was issued it was the pioneer in a new field of pharmacy, and furnished the first reliable line of formulas for elixirs and the so-called Elegant Preparations which were then coming rapidly into use.

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Medicinal Plant excerpts VOLUME I Ophioglossaceae to Polygonaceae

Nathaniel Lord Britton was the first director-in-chief of The New York Botanical Garden and a giant of a taxonomist. From 1896 to 1898 he published the three-volume landmark floristic study An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada (Brown financed it), and revised it again in 1913. This book contains 149 individual plant files, each with illustration, taxonomy, distribution and current botanical name.

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Medicinal Plant excerpts VOLUME II Amaranthaceae to Loganaceae

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Medicinal Plant exercpts VOLUME III Gentianaceae to Compositae

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