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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.