1 What Is Plant Biology? 2 The Nature of Life 3 Cells 4 Tissues 5 Roots and Soils 6 Stems 7 Leaves 8 Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds 9 Water in Plants 10 Plant Metabolism 11 Growth and Development 12 Meiosis and Alternation of Generations 13 Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 Plant Breeding, Propagation, and Biotechnology 15 Evolution 16 Plant Names and Classifi cation 17 Domain (Kingdom) Bacteria, Domain (Kingdom) Archaea, and Viruses V18 Kingdom Protista 19 Kingdom Fungi 20 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes 21 The Seedless Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives 22 Introduction to Seed Plants: Gymnosperms 23 Seed Plants: Angiosperms 24 Flowering Plants and Civilization 25 Ecology 26 Biomes Appendix 1 Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text Appendix 2 Biological Controls Appendix 3 Useful and Poisonous Plants, Fungi, and Algae Appendix 4 House Plants and Home Gardening Appendix 5 Metric Equivalents and Conversion Tables Glossary Photo Credits Index
Kingsley Stern is currently Professor Emeritus of Botany at California State University, Chico. He received his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and the California Botanical Society.