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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.