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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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&
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.
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.
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.