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Blossoms: And the genes that make them


Maxine F. Singer

April 2018

Flowers evolved to attract pollinators, so new generations of plant can form. But how do plants know when to bloom, and how do they construct their flowers? This book describes what we have learnt of the astonishing genetic and epigenetic processes behind the dazzling variety of flower shapes, colours, and scents.

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Plant Physiology and Development

Sixth Edition


Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Ian M. Møller, Angus Murphy

March 2018

Incorporates the latest advances in plant biology to provide the best educational foundation for the next generation of plant biologists.

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Plants, Genes, and Agriculture: Sustainability through Biotechnology


Maarten J. Chrispeels, Paul Gepts

November 2017

What needs to happen if we are going to feed almost 10 billion people by the year 2050 in a sustainable way? If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach

Fourth Edition


Walter S. Judd, Christopher S. Campbell, Elizabeth A. Kellogg, Peter F. Stevens, Michael J. Donoghue

November 2015

A comprehensive introduction to vascular plant phylogeny. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Second Edition


David Gibson

October 2014

A user-friendly introduction to the methodology of plant population ecology research.

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The Evolution of Plants

Second Edition


Kathy Willis, Jennifer McElwain

December 2013

Blends evidence from the fossil record and data from biomolecular studies to tell the story of plant evolution from the earliest forms of life to the present day. Its straightforward explanations and clear illustrations provide the most accessible introduction to plant evolution available.

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Plants: A Very Short Introduction


Timothy Walker

April 2012

Very Short Introductions

Plants are a fundamental part of the biosphere and their evolution has directly affected animal life, and the Earth's climate. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the importance of conservation for the future.

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Third Edition


Michael Allaby

March 2012

Oxford Quick Reference

In over 7,600 entries, this dictionary covers all aspects of plant sciences from genomics to horticulture and phylogenetics to taxonomy. It is an ideal reference work for students of plant sciences and ancillary subjects, as well as for anyone with an interest in botany.

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Plant Biotechnology: The genetic manipulation of plants

Second Edition


Adrian Slater, Nigel Scott, Mark Fowler

March 2008

Plant Biotechnology presents a balanced, objective exploration of the technology behind genetic manipulation, and its application to the growth and cultivation of plants. The book describes the techniques underpinning genetic manipulation and makes extensive use of case studies to illustrate how this influential tool is used in practice.

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The Ecology of Plants

Second Edition


Jessica Gurevitch, Gordon A. Fox

March 2006

If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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