Elementary Botany


George Francis Atkinson (Editor)

Series: Botanical Research and Practices

BISAC: SCI011000

Part I, Physiology, deals with the life processes of plants, such as absorption, transpiration, conduction, photosynthesis, nutrition, assimilation, digestion, respiration, growth, and irritability.

Part II, Morphology and Life History of Representative Plants, includes a rather careful study of representative examples among the algæ, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns and their allies, gymnosperms and angiosperms, with especial emphasis on the form of plant parts, and a comparison of them in the different groups, with a comparative study of development, reproduction, and fertilization, rounding out the work with a study of life histories and noting progression and retrogression of certain organs and phases in proceeding from the lower to the higher plants.

Part III, Plant Members in Relation to Environment, deals with the organization of the plant body as a whole in its relation to environment, the organization of plant tissues with a discussion of the principal tissues and a descriptive synopsis of the same.

Table of Contents

Part I. Physiology

Chapter 1. Protoplasm.

Chapter 2. Absorption, Diffusion, Osmose.

Chapter 3. How Plants Obtain Water.

Chapter 4. Transpiration, or the Loss of Water by Plants.

Chapter 5. Path of Movement of Water in Plants.

Chapter 6. Mechanical Uses of Water.

Chapter 7. Starch and Sugar Formation.

Chapter 8. Starch and Sugar Concluded; Analysis of Plant Substance.

Chapter 9. How Plants Obtain their Food, I.

Chapter 10. How Plants Obtain their Food, II.

Chapter 11. Respiration.

Chapter 12. Growth.

Chapter 13. Irritability.

Part II. Morphology and Life History of Representative Plants.

Chapter 14. Spirogyra.

Chapter 15. Vaucheria.

Chapter 16. Œdogonium.

Chapter 17. Coleochæte.

Chapter 18. Classification and Additional Studies of the Algæ.

Chapter 19. Fungi: Mucor and Saprolegnia. [Pg xi]

Chapter 20. Fungi Continued (“Rusts” Uredineæ).

Chapter 21. The Higher Fungi.

Chapter 22. Classification of the Fungi.

Chapter 23. Liverworts (Hepaticæ).

Chapter 24. Liverworts Continued.

Chapter 25. Mosses (Musci).

Chapter 26. Ferns.

Chapter 27. Ferns Continued.

Chapter 28. Dimorphism of Ferns.

Chapter 29. Horsetails.

Chapter 30. Club Mosses.

Chapter 31. Quillworts (Isoetes)

Chapter 32. Comparison of Ferns and their Relatives.

Chapter 33. Gymnosperms.

Chapter 34. Further Studies on Gymnosperms.

Chapter 35. Morphology of the Angiosperms: Trillium; Dentaria.

Chapter 36. Gametophyte and Sporophyte of Angiosperms.

Chapter 37. Morphology of the Nucleus and Significance of Gametophyte and Sporophyte.

Part III. Plant Members in Relation to Environment.

Chapter 38. The Organization of the Plant.

Chapter 39. The Different Types of Stems.

Chapter 40. Foliage Leaves.

Chapter 41. The Root.

Chapter 42. The Floral Shoot.

Chapter 43. Pollination.

Chapter 44. The Fruit.

Chapter 45. Seed Dispersal.

Chapter 46. Vegetation in Relation to Environment.

Chapter 47. Classification of Angiosperms.


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