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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.