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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 1-2 Open Access
  3. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 3-5 Open Access
  4. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 7-10 Open Access
  5. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 11-28 Open Access
  6. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 29-42 Open Access
  7. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 43-79 Open Access
  8. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 81-120 Open Access
  9. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 121-132 Open Access
  10. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 133-139 Open Access
  11. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 141-168 Open Access
  12. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 169-171 Open Access
  13. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 173-182 Open Access
  14. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 183-192 Open Access
  15. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner
    Pages 193-195 Open Access
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 197-207

About this book

Introduction

This unique and attractive open access textbook combines the beauty of macroscopic pictures of plant stems with the corresponding colorfully stained images of anatomical micro-structures. In contrast to most botanical textbooks, it presents all the stem characteristics as photographs and shows the microscopic reality.

The amount of text is reduced to a minimum, and the scientific information is highlighted with short legends and labeled photographs, allowing readers to focus on the pictures to easily understand how the anatomical structures relate to genetic, ecological, decomposition and technical influences. It includes a chapter devoted to simple anatomical preparation techniques, and further chapters showing the cell content, cell walls, meristematic tissues and stem structures of all major taxonomic units and morphological growth forms in various ecological and climatic regions from subarctic to equatorial latitudes, as well as structures of fossil, subfossil and technically altered wood.

This textbook appeals to students and researchers in the fields of plant anatomy, taxonomy, ecology, dendrochronology, history, plant pathology, and evolutionary biology as well as to technologists.

Keywords

Plant stem construction Plant cell contents Plant cell walls Plant meristems Anatomy of pteridophyta Stem evolution Plant ecology Wood degradation Fossilization Plant morphology Open Access Anatomy ofseed plants

Authors and affiliations

  • Fritz H. Schweingruber
    • 1
  • Annett Börner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSLBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Melrose ParkAustralia

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