The continued success story of one of the most popular introductory botanic textbooks: the 5th edition of "Luttge, Kluge, Bauer" - completely revised, with 20 per cent of the content new and now in color for the first time. Both the most important fundamentals as well as such current topics as Arabidopsis genome project, genomics and proteomics are covered in the authors' unique and readily comprehensible style, backed by lucid figures. Compact, complete and colorful - this is the best 'Botany' ever.
Table of Contents
BEGINNINGS Evolution to the simplest plants: Progenotes - Prokaryotes - Eukaryotes Bioenergetics Levels of Integration: Tasks and Regulation CELLS Plasmalemma and the Tonoplast Vacuoles Cytosol and Glycolysis Mitochondria and Respiration Plastids and Photosynthesis Microbodies: Glyoxysoms and Peroxisoms The Cell Wall Amino Acids and Proteins Natural Materials: Plants as Multifaceted Synthesists Plant Nutrition Compartmentalization, Linking and Regulation of the Metabolism The Cell Control Center. The Nucleus and Chromosomes Genetic Regulation PLANT ORGANISMS Algae The Transition to Land Myxomycetes and Fungi Alternation of Generations in Ferns, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms and the Evolution of Flowers, Seeds and Fruits Plants and their Habitats PLANT ORGANS AND FUNCTIONS Roots Plant Stems Leaves Nutritional Characteristics: Symbiosis, Parasitism, Carnivorous Plants DEVELOPMENT Growth, Development, Aging and Death Environmental Factors: Signals and Stress Factors Primary and Secondary Molecular Signalers and Signalling Pathways Electrical Stimulation and Electrical Signals Exploitation of the Habitat: Movements Chronobiology PLANTS AND CURRENT DEMANDS Environment - Nutrition - Energy Supply Register
Until 2004 Ulrich Luttge taught at the Institute for Botany at the TU Darmstadt. He is an experienced teacher and has been managing this work with Manfred Kluge for over 20 years. The team of authors knows how to repeatedly combine current topics with solid basic knowledge in a fascinating way. Ulrich Luttge's group is concerned with membrane physiology and biochemistry, circadian rhythms among photosynthesis processes as well as the antioxidative defense system of plants. Manfred Kluge taught at the Institute for Botany at the TU Darmstadt until 2003. His research focuses on the biochemical and biophysical fundamentals of plant adaptation to ecological Stress, with an emphasis on a shortage of water and mineral nutrients, increased temperatures and salt contamination.