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Photosynthetic Life: Origin, Evolution, and Future


Denis Murphy, Tanai Cardona

July 2022

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for mid-to-upper level undergraduates, this title provides an introduction to the evolution of the photosynthetic organisms that dominate the biosphere and underpin the rest of life on Earth.

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Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction


Eberhard O. Voit

March 2020

Very Short Introductions

Systems biology utilises new computational tools to analyse biological processes on an extraordinary scale. We can now study complex biological phenomena within their natural contexts, applying a holistic, systems-based approach. This book explores what this interdisciplinary field is about, and how it will affect our understanding of life.

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Plant Diseases and Biosecurity


Paul Beales, John Elphinstone, Adrian Fox, Charles Lane, Derek McCann, Tim Lacey, Julian Little, Kerry Maguire, Alice Turnbull

March 2019

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this concise introduction to plant disease, its impact on human health and economic systems, and the increasing roles of technology in surveillance, diagnosis and disease management aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further.

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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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