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Parasitic Flowering Plants free pdf Parasitic flowering plants are strikingly impressive and beautiful and hold many surprises of both general and scientific interest. Parasites also have great influence on the quality of human life when attacking crop plants. Some parasites have since early times appealed to our imagination and have been part of religious or folkloristic events and used as gifts to royalties. This beautifully illustrated book covers all parasitic families and most of the genera. It also discusses the establishment of the parasite, the structure and function of the nutrient absorption organ (haustorium), and how the parasites are pollinated and dispersed as well as their ecology, hosts, and evolution. The book is written in a mostly non-technical language and is provided with a glossary and explanatory boxes.

About Henning S. Heide-Jorgensen

The present book, therefore, fills a great need, and does so with style, and on a worldwide basis. It provides a harmonious account of fascinating information on a general ecological and evolutionary backdrop, and is profusely illustrated with excellent photographs. Dr. Heide-Jorgensen has done an outstanding job in providing a balanced presentation that will be a gem on anyone's bookshelf, whether a professional or an interested naturalist. At long last, the parasitic plants of the world have received the treatment they so richly deserve."-Job Kuijt, University of Victoria, Canada."[T]his book finally places parasitic plants in the position they deserve... It has a phenomenally broad coverage...It literally bursts with information, yet does so in an accessible fashion- the various boxes and the glossary are a real help to the interested amateur...One of the considerable strengths of the book is the emphasis on ecological connections that are explored and illustrated...[The Author] has produced a remarkably accessible account."- Job Kuijt, University of Victoria, Canada."I feel that the author's style gives consideration to both professional scientist as well as private plant lovers."- Hans Christian Weber, Philipps Universitat, Marburg, Germany. "This beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of parasitic plants gives a fantastic overview of the morphological variety of parasitic plants and describes and illustrates the adaptations that enable plants to be parasitic. The illustrations are magnificent and can only make you admire how nature has created such wonderful creatures almost as if it wants to mask their mal-intentions. In addition to the wonderful illustrations the book reviews important aspects of plant parasitism such as the physiological mechanisms, the ecology and the putative evolution of parasitism in plants. Hence, the book is a rich source of facts and need-to-knows about parasitic plants and therefore will be a valuable handbook for scientists and a fine introduction to parasitism in plants for non-scientists."-Harro J. Bouwmeester, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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Author : Henning S. Heide-Jorgensen
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 15 May 2008
ISBN : 9004167501
EAN : 9789004167506
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 442 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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