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    A Colour Atlas of Plant Propagation and Conservation (Paperback) By (author) Bryan G. Bowes, Contributions by Don Blaxell, Contributions by Bryan G. Bowes, Contributions by N. A. C. Brown, Contributions by Eric Bunn, Contributions by M. Clemente Munoz, Contributions by K.w. Dixon, Contributions by Michael F. Fay, Contributions by David Ingram, Contributions by Jose M. Iriondo

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    DescriptionWhile scientific and socio-political communities around the world are aware of the natural and economic importance of biodiversity, we are faced with an ever-increasing number of plant species under threat of extinction. Conservation is thus a vital part of the plant scientist's work, in the field, in botanic gardens and in universities. This colour atlas has been conceived to integrate the dual botanical themes of plant propagation and conservation. Various texts deal with propagation, in vivo and in vitro, and with aspects of conservation, but none marries the two themes, let alone a book which uses the concise, focused colour atlas approach. Each of the chapters has been written by an acknowledged international authority on the subject, under the editorship of Dr Bryan Bowes whose Colour Guide to Plant Structure (2nd edition 2008) is already highly successful. Topics range from the history and likely future of conservation and the effects of human activity on plant diversity, to the practical techniques of collection, preservation, germination, propagation and management of plant populations in the laboratory and in the field. The text is referenced and is illustrated throughout by colour photos and photomicrographs of the highest quality. It appeals worldwide to students of conservation, plant science and biology, and to professionals and academics, plant propagators, ecologists, and conservationists working in botanic gardens, universities and colleges, in field research and in nurseries specialising in indigenous plants.

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    A Colour Atlas of Plant Propagation and Conservation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bryan G. Bowes, Contributions by Don Blaxell, Contributions by Bryan G. Bowes, Contributions by N. A. C. Brown, Contributions by Eric Bunn, Contributions by M. Clemente Munoz, Contributions by K.w. Dixon, Contributions by Michael F. Fay, Contributions by David Ingram, Contributions by Jose M. Iriondo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 261 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 672 g
    ISBN 13: 9781874545927
    ISBN 10: 1874545928

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.2
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: TV
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RNK, PSTS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, SCI070000
    BIC subject category V2: PSTL
    DC21: 631.53
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003080
    Thema V1.0: RNK, TV, PST
    Illustrations note
    300 colour illustrations
    Manson Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Manson Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    This handsomely produced volume reviews a range of techniques applicable to Species Recovery Programmes and other conservation strategies...a convenient academic textbook both for conservation biologists and for graduate or advanced undergraduate students. -Plant Talk
    Table of contents
    General Introduction The Rationale of Conservation Plant Diversity - Distribution and Measurement Collection of Plant Specimens in the Field Propagation from Seeds to Seed Preservation The Role of Fire in Enhancing Regeneration: The Situation in the Cape Floral Region Vegetative Propagation from Stem Cuttings, Leaves and Roots In Vitro Propagation from Non-sterile Explants In Vitro Culture and Plant Conservation In Vitro Collection in the Field In Vitro Propagation In Vitro Preservation Applications of In Vitro Culture for Conservation of Forest Trees Anatomical and Histo-Cytological Changes in Regenerating Plants The Role of Mycorrhizae in Regeneration of Native Vegetation Conservation of Natural Populations Conservation and the Future