Wild at Home

"Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious.

Author: Hilton Carter

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1782497595

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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"Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious... His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window sill."Grace Bonney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge Take a tour through Hilton’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s home – not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: ‘having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and.... yes!’ You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

Plant Variation and Evolution

Distyly Tristyly Long style Short style Mid style Fig. 7.3. Symbolic representation of distyly and tristyly. In each system the compatible pollinations only involve anthers and styles at the same level, and therefore the following are ...

Author: David Briggs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316546365

Category: Science


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We are in the midst of a biological revolution. Molecular tools are now providing new means of critically testing hypotheses and models of microevolution in populations of wild, cultivated, weedy and feral plants. They are also offering the opportunity for significant progress in the investigation of long-term evolution of flowering plants, as part of molecular phylogenetic studies of the Tree of Life. This long-awaited fourth edition, fully revised by David Briggs, reflects new insights provided by molecular investigations and advances in computer science. Briggs considers the implications of these for our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants, as well as the potential for future advances. Numerous new sections on important topics such as the evolutionary impact of human activities, taxonomic challenges, gene flow and distribution, hybridisation, speciation and extinction, conservation and the molecular genetic basis of breeding systems will ensure that this remains a classic text for both undergraduate and graduate students in the field.

Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

First, style length shows continuous variation, and in some short-styled plants (S-morph) the stigma is at the same level as the anthers (at the mouth of the corolla tube). These plants have pollen grains that are similar in size to ...

Author: John D. Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192572032

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Since the first edition of this book published in 2005, there has been an immense amount of new and fascinating work on the history, ecology, and evolution of the Mediterranean flora. During this time, human impacts have continued to increase dramatically, significantly influencing both the ecology and evolution of the region's biota. This timely and comprehensive update of the original text integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of Mediterranean plant evolutionary ecology. It maintains the accessible style of its previous version whilst incorporating recent work in a new structural framework. This is not a traditional "plant science" book per se, but a novel integration of history, ecology, biogeography, and evolution, all set in the context of a dramatically increasing human footprint. There is a particular emphasis on the role of human activities as an ecological factor and their subsequent impact on plant evolution. Conversely, it demonstrates how an understanding of the evolutionary ecology of the region's flora can be used to provide insights into its future conservation and management. Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean is aimed at all those who are interested in the biology of the Mediterranean region, whether it is taxonomy, ecology, evolution, conservation policy and management, or the regional history of its biodiversity in general. It will be of relevance and use to all graduate students and researchers of Mediterranean-type ecosystem ecology and geography, as well as professional ecologists, evolutionary biologists, conservation biologists, and environmental practitioners requiring a concise, authoritative overview of the topic.

Issues in Life Sciences Botany and Plant Biology Research 2011 Edition

“The style curvature (flexistyly) of Alpinia species in ginger family is a unique plant organ movement because the style of each flower curves twice during its 1-day anthesis and styles of two phenotypes of each Alpinia species in the ...


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963436

Category: Science

Page: 3674

View: 124

Issues in Life Sciences: Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences: Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Plant Variation and Classification

name implies, the styles of different flowers are of different lengths. The anthers are at different positions within different flowers, and the anther position is inversely correlated with style length in such a way that ...


Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349004308


Page: 135

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Plant Life of Kentucky

Ovary 1 and style branches 1–3; stigmas slender or slightly capitate, not headlike; fruit various but not a follicle; plants usually lacking milky sap. 3. Leaves basal. 4. Flowers umbellate; leaves deciduous ...

Author: Ronald Jones

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171946

Category: Nature

Page: 856

View: 216

Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky’s 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland status are given for each species, and about 80 percent are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 additional species from outside the state (these species are “to be expected” in Kentucky) broadens the regional coverage, and most plants occurring from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an area of wide similarity in flora) are examined, including nearly all the plants of western and central Tennessee. The author also describes prehistoric and historical changes in the flora, natural regions and plant communities, significant botanists, current threats to plant life, and a plan for future studies. Plant Life of Kentucky is intended as a research tool for professionals in biology and related fields, and as a resource for students, amateur naturalists, and others interested in understanding and preserving our rich botanical heritage.

Illustrated Plant Glossary

gynandrium, pl.gynandria Of a flower, the central structure made up of the male stamen and the female stigma and style fused together, as in an orchid flower (Orchidaceae) and trigger plant flower (Stylidium).

Author: Enid Mayfield


ISBN: 1486303544

Category: Gardening

Page: 332

View: 246

The Illustrated Plant Glossary is a comprehensive glossary of over 4000 terms related to plant sciences, featuring many superb colour illustrations to aid understanding. The topics covered in this glossary include anatomy, angiosperms, bryophytes, chemistry, cytology, family specific terms, ferns and fern allies, flowers, fruit, genetics, gymnosperms, habit and growth, habitat and ecology, indumentum, inflorescence, leaves, reproduction, roots, seeds, systematics and more. The Illustrated Plant Glossary is a must-have reference for plant scientists, plant science teachers and students, libraries, horticulturalists, ecologists, gardeners and naturalists.

Fungal Plant Interactions

Fungal life - style 1 INTRODUCTION The fungi are a very large and diverse group of organisms which have a unique life - style . They have world - wide distribution and successfully exploit many different habitats .

Author: Susan Isaac

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412353901

Category: Science

Page: 418

View: 685

Fungal-Plant Interactions is a synthesis of fungal physiology, plant pathology and biology for undergraduates and researchers. Interactions between higher plants and fungi at the cellular and biochemical level are covered together with their ecological importance and theories as to their evolution.

Tomato Plant Culture

these conditions determines the rate of plant growth as well as the yield and quality of the fruit. ... which are self-incompatible, and therefore are obligate cross-pollinators, have their style exerted beyond the anther cone.

Author: J. Benton Jones Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420007394

Category: Science

Page: 420

View: 884

While tomatoes continue to be one of the most widely grown plants, the production and distribution of tomato fruits have been changing worldwide. Smaller, flavorful tomatoes are becoming more popular than beefsteak tomatoes, greenhouse-grown tomatoes have entered the marketplace, and home gardeners are using the Internet to obtain information for g

Biotechnology and Plant Biology

to be delivered via insect, wind, or simple physical motion of the plant (this is all that is necessary in many ... be a long and arduous journey, with the example of a corn plant's style, its silk, being a particularly striking one.

Author: Harley Macdonald & Donovan Stevens

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839471808


Page: 304

View: 119

The term biotechnology refers to any technology, process or practice that modifies or harnesses any living organism or system to be useful to any human purpose. Plant biotechnology is essentially genetic engineering related to botanical science. Botany, branch of biology that deals with the study of plants, including their structure, properties, and biochemical processes. Also included are plant classification and the study of plant diseases and of interactions with the environment. The principles and findings of botany have provided the base for such applied sciences as agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Modern biological systematics integrates a diverse array of disciplines ranging from molecular, cell and developmental biology, to ecology and evolutionary biology. Data-gathering techniques include DNA sequencing, protein electrophoresis, electron and light microscopy, controlled growth experiments, and field studies of ecology and distribution. The present book will be useful for the researchers to update their information on the topics dealt within this book. Book will be also useful to students, teachers, and, researchers in the field of biotechnology and plant biology. This book provides excellent glimpses on the current trends of plant biology.

Plant Reproductive Ecology Patterns and Strategies

species, and both isoplethic and anisoplethic population structures are reported.14 Studies of style morph frequency in heterostylous plants are of special interest because they can provide information on the dynamics of selection at ...

Author: Jon and Lesley Lovett-Doust Professor of Biology the University of Windsor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198021925

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 210

This collection of reviews by leading investigators examines plant reproduction and sexuality within a framework of evolutionary ecology, providing an up-to-date account of the field. The contributors discuss conceptual issues, showing the importance of sex allocation, sexual selection and inclusive fitness, and the dimensions of paternity and maternity in plants. The evolution, maintenance, and loss of self-incompatibility in plants, the nature of 'sex choice' in plants, and sex dimorphism are all explored in detail. Specific forms of biotic interactions shaping the evolution of plant reproductive strategy are discussed, and a taxonomically based review of the reproductive ecology of non-angiosperm plant groups, such as bryophytes, ferns, and algae, is presented. Together these studies focus on the complexities of plant life cycles and the distinctive reproductive biologies of these organisms, while showing the similarities between nonflowering plants and the more thoroughly documented flowering species.

Dictionary of Plant Breeding

... which supports the stigma bot style grafting: A crossing method applied when pollen fails to germinate on the stigma of a female parent; pollen is first applied to the stigma of a plant of the same genotype (species), ...

Author: Rolf H. J. Schlegel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439802434

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 326

Arguably one of the oldest scientific traditions, plant breeding began in Neolithic times, with methods as simple as saving the seeds of desirable plants and sowing them later. It was not until the re-encounter with Mendel’s discoveries thousands of years later that the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments since then have provided further insight into how genes acting alone, or in concert with other genes and the environment, result in a particular phenotype. From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This second edition of a bestseller defines jargon, provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes, and includes a list of crop plants with salient details. Packed with data and organized to make that data easy to access, this revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest discoveries in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, marker-assisted selection, experimental gene transfer, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops. A complex subject, plant breeding draws from many scientific and technological disciplines, often making it difficult to know the precise meanings of many terms and to accurately interpret specific concepts. Most dictionaries available are highly specific and fragmentary. As in the previous edition, this dictionary unifies concepts by including the specific terms of plant breeding and terms that are adjusted from other disciplines. Drawing on the author’s 30 years of experience, the dictionary provides an encyclopedic list of commonly used technical terms that reflect the latest developments in the field.

Decorating with Plants

But where to begin? In Decorating with Plants, Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home.

Author: Baylor Chapman

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579659381

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 246

Houseplants are more popular than ever before—especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential “lived-in-ness” to their spaces better than a little bit of green. Whether it’s a statement-making fiddle-leaf fig or a tiny tabletop succulent, a houseplant instantly elevates the look of your home. But where to begin? In Decorating with Plants, Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home. First, there’s Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Chapman gives readers the simple, foundational info they need to ensure their plants will thrive. Then she introduces us to 28 of her favorites—specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose. Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home’s “signature scent.” Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centerpiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home—and Decorating with Plants is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.

Plant Breeding Reviews

For example, in Lycopersicon peruvianum self-pollen tubes are arrested further down the style at 15°C than at 20° or 25°C (Williams et al. 1982b), suggesting that environmental influences may play a role in modulating the ...

Author: Jules Janick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118061098

Category: Science

Page: 419

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Plant Breeding Reviews is an ongoing series presenting state-of-the art review articles on research in plant genetics, especially the breeding of commercially important crops. Articles perform the valuable function of collecting, comparing, and contrasting the primary journal literature in order to form an overview of the topic. This detailed analysis bridges the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of plant scientists.

Fundamentals of Plant Breeding

This signifies the inability of plants to set seed after selfing, in spite of functioning gametes. ... Within Primula, a genus with heteromorphic self-incompatibility, types with long styles, the filaments of which are shorter than the ...


Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3112321332

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

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Molecular Plant Breeding

This gene is expressed only in the styles so that Ss plants have short styles, while the ss plants have long styles. It is suggested that one of the genes controls the SI reaction of style, while another gene controls the SI reaction of ...

Author: B.D. Singh

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9387869776

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 181

The discipline of plant breeding has undergone transformation due to the assimilation of the rapid developments in molecular biology. The existing books on plant breeding deal mainly with the classical approaches, while specialized books on molecular approaches usually lack discussion of the classical methods. The book Molecular Plant Breeding attempts to present the complete picture of plant breeding ranging from the classical to the molecular approaches applied to crop improvement. The book is divided into four sections: Classical Plant Breeding, Transgenic technology, Molecular Markers, and Miscellaneous. The first section deals with the classical plant breeding and is divided into eight chapters. The second section has four chapters and describes transgenic technology. The third section discusses various aspects of molecular markers and is spread over three chapters. The final section has a single chapter dealing with variety release, seed multiplication and intellectual property rights. This book is designed primarily for graduate students, viz., B.Sc. agriculture and B.Sc. science students with botany as one of the subjects, who would get their first exposure to plant breeding. It would also be useful for the post-graduate students, especially in botany, and to teachers of the subject. The book is written in simple and easy to understand language. Illustrations and photographs have been provided wherever they were expected to facilitate comprehension of the subject under discussion.

Botany An Introduction to Plant Biology

When the stigma and style become mature, there may be no living pollen left in the flower; thus, all pollination is affected by younger flowers just opening their anthers. This is not a very effective means of ensuring cross-pollination ...

Author: James D. Mauseth

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449650007

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Newly updated, Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Fourth Edition provides an current, thorough overview of the fundamentals of botany. The topics and chapters are organized in a sequence that is easy to follow, beginning with the most familiar -- structure -- and proceeding to the less familiar -- metabolism -- then finishing with those topics that are probably the least familiar to most beginning students -- genetics, evolution, the diversity of organisms, and ecology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Cell Walls

The S - proteins from different plant lines show amino acid sequence conservation in five separate regions of the primary ... In this plant , the styles contain an arabinogalactan - protein which inhibits the growth of pollen tubes in ...

Author: Christopher T. Brett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412580604

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The plant cell wall plays a vital role in almost every aspect of plant physiology. New techniques in spectroscopy, biophysics and molecular biology have revealed the extraordinary complexity of its molecular architecture and just how important this structure is in the control of plant growth and development. The Second Edition of this accessible and integrated textbook has been revised and updated throughout. As well as focusing on the structure and function of plant cell walls the book also looks at the applications of this research. It discusses how plant cell walls can be exploited by the biotechnology industry and some of the main challenges for future research. Key topics include: architecture and skeletal functions of the wall; cell-wall formation; control of cell growth; role in intracellular transport; interactions with other organisms; cell-wall degradation; biotechnological applications of cell-walls; role in diet and health. This textbook provides a clear, well illustrated introduction to the physiology and biochemistry of plant cell walls which will be invaluable to upper level undergraduate and post graduate students of plant physiology, plant pathology, plant biotechnology and biochemistry.

The Plant Cycle

... photosynthesis The process by which a plant makes sugar and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of ... also called a runner . stomata Tiny pores in a leaf that allow gases to enter or leave a plant . style The part ...

Author: Sally Morgan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781435828674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 212

This book delves into the exciting and diverse world of plants. Your students will learn about the processes by which plants turn the sun s energy into food, and turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. Investigation panels offer readers a way to learn more about identifying plants and growing them from seeds.

RHS How to Plant a Garden

Naturalistic: Gravel Although the formal Italianate garden (see pp112–113) is certainly indicative of Mediterranean 'style' and features similar plants, the informal gravel garden is perhaps what first comes to mind in this genre.

Author: Matt James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784720593

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 653

Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016 Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.