Plants and Society

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Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077654722

Category: Science

Page: 544

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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.

Plants & Society

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Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072970067

Category: Nature

Page: 527

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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.

Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants

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Author: John T. Arnason,Phytochemical Society of North America. Meeting

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306451812

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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Phytochemicals from medicinal plants are receiving ever greater attention in the scientific literature, in medicine, and in the world economy in general. For example, the global value of plant-derived pharmaceuticals will reach $500 billion in the year 2000 in the OECD countries. In the developing countries, over-the-counter remedies and "ethical phytomedicines," which are standardized toxicologically and clinically defined crude drugs, are seen as a promising low cost alternatives in primary health care. The field also has benefited greatly in recent years from the interaction of the study of traditional ethnobotanical knowledge and the application of modem phytochemical analysis and biological activity studies to medicinal plants. The papers on this topic assembled in the present volume were presented at the annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, held in Mexico City, August 15-19, 1994. This meeting location was chosen at the time of entry of Mexico into the North American Free Trade Agreement as another way to celebrate the closer ties between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The meeting site was the historic Calinda Geneve Hotel in Mexico City, a most appropriate site to host a group of phytochemists, since it was the address of Russel Marker. Marker lived at the hotel, and his famous papers on steroidal saponins from Dioscorea composita, which launched the birth control pill, bear the address of the hotel.

Regulation of Primary Metabolic Pathways in Plants

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Author: Phytochemical Society of Europe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792354949

Category: Nature

Page: 311

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This book provides a timely review of progress in the area of primary plant metabolism, and in particular highlights the extent to which molecular techniques now influence the investigation and understanding of plant metabolism. The emphasis of the book is centred on processes related to the dominant pathways of carbohydrate production and utilisation, and is arranged to reflect the current focus of researchers on three broadly overlapping areas of investigation. -- The molecular architecture of selected enzymes of primary metabolism; -- The integration of metabolism between organelles, cells, tissues and organs; -- The manipulation of major pathways of carbohydrate metabolism. Each of the contributors is an internationally recognised researcher who presents a cogent summary of recent advances in the field. The volume will be of particular value to undergraduates, graduates and advanced researchers in plant biology, biotechnology and biochemistry, as well as researchers in related areasof plant physiology, crop production and horticulture who need to keep abreast of current developments in the understanding of the fundamental aspects of plant carbohydrate metabolism.

Transgenic Plants and Crops

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Author: George C. Khachatourians,Y. H. Hui,Ralph Scorza,Wai-Kit Nip

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824744780

Category: Science

Page: 888

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This work details the advances in transgenic plant construction and explores the social, political, and legal aspects of genetic plant manipulation.

The Cell Division Cycle in Plants: Volume 26, The Cell Division Cycle in Plants

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Author: Society for experimental biology. Symposium

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521300469

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Control points within the cell cycle. The organization of replicons. Enzymic controls of DNA replication. DNA replication in relation to DNA C values. Chromatin structure, gene espression and the cell cycle. Changes in chromatin structure during the cell cycle. The cytoskeleton and the cell cycle. Growth substances, calcium and the regulation of cell division. Regulation of the cell division cycle in cultured plant cells. Genetic and epigenetic control of the plant cell cycle. The control of the cell cycle in relation to floral induction. The DNA endoredduplication cycles. The chloroplast division cycle and its relationship to the cell division cycle.