The Bamboos

The Bamboos

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This text provides coverage of many of the aspects of bamboo biology. An introductory chapter outlines the various current concerns in bamboo research, examining the place of bamboo in stable forest situations. It appraises bamboo structure by detailing its flowering behaviour and the relationship between bamboo and the giant panda. The text also examines the genetics and the evolution of the bamboos. Using bamboo as a starting point, a radical change grass terminology is suggested, with a series of papers examining bamboo anatomy in detail.
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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 188 x 267 x 23mm | 994g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 29 b&w illustrations
  • 0121685551
  • 9780121685553

Table of contents

Introduction: G.P. Chapman, The Bamboos: A Background to Current Research. Ecology and Taxonomy: V.Widmer, Life History of Some Chusquea Species in the Old-Growth Oak Forests in Costa Rica. L.G.Clark, Diversity, Biogeography and Evolution of Chusquea (Poaceae: Bambusoidae). V.Hollowell, Systematic Relationships of Pariana and Associated Neo-Tropical Taxa (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Olyreae). D.-Z. Li, The Flora of China Bambusoideae Project. D.-Z.Li and J-R. Xue, The Biodiversity and Conservation of Bamboos in Yunnan, China. S.A.Renvoize and T.R. Hodkinson, Classification of Phyllostachys. J.Gielis, I. Everaert, And Y.M. Deloose, Genetic Variability and Relationships in Phyllostachys (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA. Y.Isagi, T.Kawahara, And H.Ito, A Computer-Aided Management System of Phyllostachys Stands Based on the Ecological Characteristics of the Carbon Cycling. A.Makita, The Regeneration Process in Monocarpic Bamboos, Sasa Species. J.F. Veldkamp, Malesian Herbaceous Bamboos and Their Allies. Flowering Behaviour: R.S.Nadgauda, C.K.John, M.S. Joshi, V.A. Rarasharami, And A. Mascarenhas, Application of in Vitro Techniques for Bamboo Improvement. J. Gielis, Goetghebeur, And Y.P. Debergh, Morphological and Biochemical Aspects of Flowering in Bamboos--The Development of Model Systems. The Panda: A.H.Taylor and Q.Zinsheng, The Dynamics of Temperate Bamboo Forests and Panda Conservation in China. E.S. Dierenfeld, Chemical Composition of Bamboo in Relation to Giant Panda Nutrition. Genetics: J.Gielis, P.Valente, C. Bridts, And J.P. Verbelen, Estimation of DNA Content of Bamboos Using Flow Cytometry and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy. Evolution: M.Kobayashi, Phylogeny of World Bamboos Analysed By Rflps of Chloroplast DNA. L.G.Clark, Bamboos: Centrepiece of the Grass Family. Structure: C.M.A. Stapleton, The Morphology of Woody Bamboos. Y.Ding and W.Liese, Anatomical Investigations on the Nodes of Bamboos. Y.Ding, T.Gengguo and C.Chison, Anatomical Studies on the Culm Neck of Some Pachymorph. R.J. Murphy and K.L.Alvin, Ultra-Structural Aspects of Cell Wall Organisation in Bamboos. W.Liese and G.Weiner, Modification of Culm Structures Due to Ageing and Wounding. R.J.Murphy, O.Sulaiman, And K.L.Alvin, Fungal Breakdown of Bamboo Cell Walls. Glossary. Author Index. Taxonomic Index. Subject Index.
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