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Adaptations of Desert Organisms

Structure-Function Relations of Warm Desert Plants

Authors: Gibson, Arthur C.

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For centuries biologists have been extremely interested in the structure of desert plants as examples of natural selection to harsh environmental conditions. Indeed, desert plants are frequently used as examples in many biology classes and textbooks to illustrate natural selection, but this has led to an unfortunate litany of errors and misconceptions about desert plant adaptations.
This new synthesis focuses on plants of lowland tropical and subtropical arid deserts. Readers will be surprised to discover that many features commonly ascribed to desert plants are rareley observed in the most common species. Instead, the typical structural adaptations of nonsucculent warm desert plants are now viewed as ways to maximize photosynthetic rate.

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"This book can be recommended to all researchers working on desert plants." Trends in Plant Sciences

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-60979-4
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Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structure-Function Relations of Warm Desert Plants
Authors
Series Title
Adaptations of Desert Organisms
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60979-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60979-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64638-6
Series ISSN
1430-9432
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
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