Plant Science Bulletin archive

Issue: 1985 v31 No 1 SpringActions


A Publication of the Botanical Society of America, Inc.

Emanuel D. Rudolph, Editor
Department of Botany
Ohio State University
1735 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 422-8952

Editorial Board
Roy H. Saigo, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
John H. Thomas, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
Shirley Graham, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242

The Plant Science Bulletin is published six times a year, February, April, June, August, October and December, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Subscriptions $15.00/yr. Change of address should be sent to Editor. Second class postage paid at Columbus, OH.



Registration information and detailed abstracts will be included both in BioScience and the AIBS advance registration brochure. For further information contact: Dr. Gordon Uno, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019.


A symposium "Learning Theory and the Application to the Teaching of Science" will be scheduled for Wednesday morning. Following the symposium, participants will have the opportunity to talk informally with the presenters during the Teaching Section Luncheon. We especially encourage graduate students and young faculty, just beginning a career in academe, to attend. More experienced faculty are also invited as comments and suggestions from the audience will make the experience more enriching for all.

B.S.A. Booth

The section will again be coordinating a Botanical Society of America booth in the exhibits area. Last year many of the past and current officers, as well as regular members of the society, volunteered one or two hours in the booth to answer questions and talk informally with current and prospective members. It was a rewarding experience for all who participated (this is a good way both to get involved with the Society and to meet people). If you would like to contribute your time working in the booth during this year's meeting, contact: Dr. Lee Kass, Department of Biology, Elmira College, Elmira, NY 14901.

Slide Exchange

Order forms and the Societies' collection of 2 x 2 transparencies (for previewing) will again be available in the B.S.A. booth. The collection now consists of 15 sets, the most recent addition being a cassette recording, with corresponding slide figures, of Dr. Esau's talk "Communication Channels Between Cells and Their Origin in Higher Plants" presented last year as part of the 75th anniversary celebration at U.C. Davis. For further information contact: Dr. Marshall Sundberg, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701.


The Botanical Society of American requests nominations for the Young Botanist Recognition Program for 1985. The Society sponsors this program to offer individual recognition to outstanding senior undergraduates in the plant sciences and to encourage their participation in the Botanical Society of America. Awards to successful nominees are in the form of Certificates of Recognition, signed by the President of the Society, and forwarded to the chairperson of the candidate's department for presentation.

Nominations, with appropriate documentation, should be sent to Dr. Nels R. Lersten, Department of Botany, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, to be received by April 1, 1985.



On October 31 Professor Adrianus D. J. Meeuse, for nearly 25 years in the chair of Special Botany, University of Amsterdam and for a long time Director of the Hugo de Vries Laboratory, retired at the age of seventy. The Royal Dutch Botanical Society (K.N.B.V.) issued a special commemorative issue of their Acta Botanica Neerlandica in honor of his retirement containing contributions by 27 authors. Professor Meeuse will continue his studies and preparation of a major work on morphology. He has asked that his sincere gratitude be conveyed to all those who sent contributions toward his retirement gift which surpassed all expectations.

Dr. Jeffrey J. Doyle joined the faculty of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University on 1 July 1984. After receiving his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1981, Dr. Doyle spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Roger Bechy at Washington University in St. Louis. At Cornell, Dr. Doyle will develop teaching and research programs in the area of molecular plant systematics of wild and cultivated plants.


Succulent Organization

The International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (I.O.S.) invites active succulent plant researchers to apply for membership. The I.O.S. was established to promote the study of succulent and allied plants and to encourage international cooperation among those interested in them. It is a Commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences and seeks to achieve its goal through biennial international congresses, working sessions, and its Bulletin. It is also a strong advocate of conservation and has an extensive Code of Conduct. Active members are asked to belong to the following sections: A. Taxonomy of North American Cactaceae; B. Taxonomy of South American Cactaceae; C. Succulents other than cacti; D. Microscopy; E. Ecophysiology; F. Cultivation; Conservation and Reserve Collections; and Economic Succulents. Inquiries about membership may be addressed to Dr. Edward F. Anderson, Department of Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Fern Booklet

"The booklet entitled 'Pteridophyte Hy- brids' by Irving W. Knobloch" published in 1976, is still available. One should ask for it by name and as Biol. Ser. Vol. 5, No. 4 and the address is "Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 48824, USA. Single copies to Libraries are free; a copy to an individual costs $2.50 in US currency. Foreign orders are sent by surface mail; if air mail is desired for abroad, all should include approximate postage. All receipts help finance future publications of the Museum.

It should be noted that additions and corrections to the above were published in 1984 and these are to be found in "Taxon" 33(2): May 1984.

New Phycological Award

The Phycological Society of America has established the Luigi Provasoli Award to be supported by the Luigi Provasoli Endowment Fund. The biennial award, scheduled to begin in 1986, will recognize authors of outstanding papers published in the Society's quarterly, the Journal of Phycology. Luigi Provasoli, who is honored by the award, was the first editor of the Journal from 1965 through 1974. As a highly successful research scientist, he raised the process of culturing organisms to great heights with studies of nutrition of organisms as diverse as seaweeds and symbiont-bearing flatworms. Most of Provasoli's research and teaching career was spent at Haskins Laboratories of Pace University in New York City and at Yale University.

Publications Available

Mrs. Isabel Ahlgren, Wilderness Research Center, 215 West Oxford St., Duluth, MN 55803, has the following publications she wishes to dispose of: American Journal of Botany, 1954 (Vol. 41) to the end of 1984 and Botanical Review, Vol. 5 (1939) through Vol. XXXVI (1970 available for shipping costs; also a set of Grout's 3-volume Mosses of North America and Mosses with Handlens and Microscope, unbound but in excellent condition.


Dr. Earl Lemley Core, 82, professor emeritus of biology at West Virginia University and authority on the flora of that state died on December 8, 1984. Born January 20, 1902 in Core, West Virginia, he received an A.B. in 1926 and a M.S. in 1928 from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1936. He held honorary D.Sc. degrees from Waynesburg College, 1957, and West Virginia University, 1974. Except for the period from 1943-45 when he was botanist of the Columbian Cinchora Mission at Bogota, Professor Core served on the faculty of West Virginia University starting in 1923 being its department of biology chairman from 1948 to 1966. The Core Arboretum of the University was named in 1957 in his honor. Core organized the Southern Appalachian Botanical Club in 1936 and was long-time editor of its journal Castanea.



(All positions are by affirmative action/ equal opportunity employers.)

Botany Head at North Carolina State

A 12-month full-time appointment with primary responsibility for administration of a teaching program and diversified research program. Participation in teaching and research is expected. Candidates should have an established professional reputation, a Ph.D. degree, and experience in teaching and research; academic experience is desirable. Send curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a summary to: Dr. B. E. Caldwell, Head, Department of Crop Science, Box 7620, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620, by February 15 or until filled.

Two Openings at California, Riverside

Openings are available for Assistant Professors of plant physiology/biochemist and a quantitative geneticist at Riverside. The physiologist applicant must have a research commitment for study of the regulation at the molecular level of plant growth and development by hormones or by light and an interest in cooperative research on the molecular biology of gene expression. The applicant is to teach a graduate course on the control of plant growth and development. Send relevant information, including a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and have at least three confidential recommendations sent to: Dr. R. T. Leonard, Chairman, Search Committee, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 by February 15 or until filled. The geneticist should have a strong background in quantitative genetics and statistics with experience in plant systems, and will be expected to develop a research program in basic quantitative genetics and applications to plant improvement. Send relevant information, including a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and have at least three confidential recommendations sent to: Dr. J. G. Waines, Chairman, Search Committee, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 by February 15 or until filled.

Plant Phsyiologist/Biochemist at U.S.D.A.

A career position is open for a plant physiologist to participate in a cooperative research team of scientists involved in research on carbon and nitrogen metabolism, subcellular compartmentation, and transport of metabolites in developing corn seed. The research for this position will focus on the dynamics and mechanisms of nitrogen partitioning into amino acids, and the pathways leading to protein synthesis and deposition. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and postdoctoral training is preferred. Salary is based on qualifications and experience, GS-11/12 ($26,381-31,618). U.S. citizenship is required. Send curriculum vitae to: Dr. C.G. Crawford, Northern Regional Research Center, USDA, ARS, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604.

Head of Plant Science at Wyoming

The College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming, invites nomination/applications for the Headship, Department of Plant Science. The College of Agriculture is seeking an enthusiastic and progressive individual with national/international stature to stimulate and lead the Department. The head acts primarily as an administrator but may engage in teaching, research and/or extension according to personal preference. An earned Ph.D. in an appropriate life science is required along with at least five years of research, teaching and/or extension activity. Administrative experience desirable. Application deadline is February 15, 1985 or until a suitable candidate is identified. Send letter of application, current resume and three letters of reference to: S. E. Williams, Plant Science Head Search Committee; Plant Science Department; P.O. Box 3354, University Station; Laramie, WY 82071. Phone (307) 766-2179.

Plant Ecologist at Howard

The Department of Botany at Howard University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in plant ecology at the rank of Associate Professor as of August 1, 1985. The appointee will be expected to teach .an introductory course in plant ecology for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and initiate a research program in the appointee's area of specialization. Applicants are asked to submit curriculum vitae, transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to: Dr. Lafayette Frederick, Chairman, Department of Botany, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, (202) 636-6929, -6930. Applicants should submit credentials by March 1, 1985.


Systematic Botanist at California Academy

The Department of Botany of the California Academy of Sciences invites applications for the position of Curator with the appointment to commence after September 1, 1985. The position is permanent and full-time with both research curatorial responsibilities. Interested persons with a Ph.D., a primary interest and commitment to collection-oriented research in the systematics of vascular plants, and experience with curation, operation and development of a major herbarium are encouraged to apply. Salary and level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, description of research experience and future research plans, 2 reprints of their three most significant publications, and the names of three references (with addresses and telephone numbers) by May 1 to: Dr. Dennis E. Breedlove, Chairman, Department of Botany, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Systematic Botanist at Cornell

The L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University, seeks applicants for a tenure track position in plant systematics and curator of the herbaria (BH & CU), available 1 September 1985. Seventy-five percent of time will be devoted to curatorial activities and to the development of a vigorous, independent re-search program. Twenty-five percent of time will be devoted to conducting and expanding the Hortorium's extension program. The Curator also will be expected to participate in the Hortorium's special research programs on the taxonomy of cultivated plants and there will be opportunities to teach. The appointee must have a Ph.D. with major interests in plant systematics and familiarity with the curation of a herbarium. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in one or more of the following areas: horticultural taxonomy; chromosomal cytology; taxonomy of tropical plants; bryology; gymnosperm taxonomy; systematic anatomy; floristics. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of future research interests and curatorial experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by March 16 to: Dr David A. Young, Search Committee Chairperson, L. H. Bailey Hortorium, 467 Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Dendrologist at S.U.N.Y., Syracuse

The Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, seeks to fill a 12-month position in dendrology at the assistant or associate professor level by July 1, 1985. Ph.D. in botany, silvics, ecology, or related discipline required. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction and experience in teaching dendrology preferred. Research specialization in plant ecology, systematics, and evolution or other areas that support the Department's programs. Responsibilities include teaching dendrology courses plus additional offerings in speciality, coordinating arboretum, greenhouse, and herbarium functions required for dendrology, establishing research program, and participation in graduate program. Salary competitive and negotiable. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by April 1, 1985 to: Dr. D. J. Raynal, Chairman, Dendrologist Search Committee, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210.

Audubon Society Internships

National Audubon Society's Clyde E. Buck-ley Wildlife Sanctuary, 278 acres bordering the Kentucky River in Woodford County, has opportunities for interns during 10-week sessions in spring, summer and fall. Duties include wildlife management practices; nature interpretation activities; constructing exhibits; maintenance; budgeting; bookkeeping; gift shop operations; and all sanctuary functions. In addition to this unique learning experience, past interns have discovered noteworthy benefits, i.e. college credit, on-the-job experience in all aspects of sanctuary operations, excellent selection of books, tools and delightful atmosphere of the rural setting. Lodging, utilities, uniforms, and a weekly stipend provided. Spring session; 3/30 - 6/5; Summer session; 6/23 - 9/5; Fall session 9/23 - 12/5. Submit references, major courses of study, and personal resume to: Tim Williams, Sanctuary Manager, C. E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Rural Route 3, Frankfort, KY 40601.


Shrub Symposium

The Shrub Research Consortium is sponsoring the fourth wildland shrub symposium August 12-14, 1985 at Snowbird Resort, near Salt Lake City, Utah. The symposium, "Plant/ Herbivore Interactions", will feature invited and contributed papers on aspects of plant-animal interactions with an emphasis on but not limited to vertebrate herbivores and shrub ecosystems. Contributed presentations will be 20 minutes. The proceedings will be published. If you would like to present a paper, send a title and abstract by May 15, 1985, to: Dr. F. D. Provenza, Department of Range Science, College of Natural Resources, UMC 52, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. For further information about the symposium and facilities, please contact: Theresa A. Bigbie, Conferences and Workshops, Brigham Young University, 297 CONF, Provo, UT 84602, (801) 378-4903.


Flora of Tropical Africa Congress

The Eleventh Congress of the Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, from 11 to 14 June 1985. The central theme will be Modern Systematic Studies in African Botany, and several invited papers will be presented on this subject. Several special interest symposia are being organized, including Systematics and Floristics of African Bryophytes; African Lichens; Biology of Madagascar; and African Ethnobotany and Ethnomedicine. Contributed papers on African plant systematics, floristics, ecology, and related fields are welcomed. For registration and further information, write to: Peter Goldblatt, AETFAT General Secretary, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166.

Systematics Symposium

The 8th Annual Spring Systematics Symposium on "Neutral Models in Evolutionary Biology" will be held on May 10-16, 1985 in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Eight invited papers will be presented. For further information contact: Dr. Matthew H. Nitecki, Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.

NE Section BSA Field Meeting

The annual Joint Field Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Botanical Society of America, the Torrey Botanical Club, and the Philadelphia Botanical Club will be held on June 23 to 27, 1985, in East Stroudsburg, PA. Accommodations will be at East Stroudsburg University. There will be field trips to boreal bogs, limestone dells, upland forests, and swamps at various sites in the Pocono Mountains and Delaware Water Gap area of Pennsylvania, as well as adjacent New Jersey. Space is limited and prior registration is required. Full details available after February 1, 1985, by writing the chair-man: James K. McGrath, Vice President, Delaware Valley Conservation Society, Box 393, Lansdowne, PA 19050.

Late Wisconsin and Holocene Symposium

A symposium on the paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Late Wisconsin deglaciation and the Holoene will be held at the University of Lethbridge August 21-26, 1985. For a circular and pre-registration materials write to: Dr. R. W. Barendregt, Quarternary Symposium, Department of Geography, The University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Dr., Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1K 3M4.

Tissue Culture Meeting

The Tissue Culture Association's annual meeting to be held June 2-6, 1985 in New Orleans, will include an internationally recognized symposium, poster sessions, work-shops, and contributed papers on plant, vertebrate, and invertebrate cell, tissue, and organ culture. Nonmembers are invited to join TCA as members are eligible for reduced registration and preregistration rates. TCA Plant Division members (dues $50 for '84) get the journal Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. For further information, please write: William G. Nomberger, Tissue Cullture Association, 1 Bank Street, Suite 210, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Tree Colloquium

The Montpellier Botanical Institute is sponsoring a colloquium on The Tree: Botany - Morphology - Growth - Biology, to take place Sept. 9-14, 1985 at the Botanical Institute of the University of Montpellier II, Montpellier, France. Official languages of the meeting will be French and English. There will be equal emphasis on trees from tropical and temperate regions, as well as fossil and living trees. Presentations will be either oral (30 minutes followed by 15 minute discussion) or as poster sessions. Abstracts of proposed papers have to be available by the end of 1984. For further information contact: Institute de Botanique "Colloque sur l'arbre," 163 rue Auguste-Broussonet, 34000 Montpellier, France; or Dr. P. B. Tomlinson, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA 01366.

Plant Molecular Biology Congress

The First International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology will be held Oct. 27 - Nov. 3, 1985 in Savannah, GA. For further information write: Congress Secretary, 1st ICPMB, The Georgia Center, Athens, GA 30602.


Alcorn, Janis B. Huastec Mayan Ethnobotany. University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78712, 1984. ix + 892 p., illus. ISBN 0-292-71543-9. $40.00 (Ethnobotany is used as the focus for assessing the adaptative responses and human impact of the Teenek (Huastec) Indians of northeastern Mexico on their environment in this elaborate study over a third of which is analyses of particular plants that are used.)

Christensen, C. M. E. C. Stackman, Statesman of Science. American -Phytopathological So ciety, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, 1984. x + 156 p., illus. ISBN 0-89054-056-X. $18.00. (A moving biography by a former student and long-time colleague of an important plant pathologist and spokesman for science which includes large amounts of autobiographical quotations mostly from an oral memoir dictated after his retirement.)


Cunningham, Isabel Shipley. Frank N. Meyer Platn Hunter in Asia. Iowa State University Press, 2121 South State Ave., Ames, IA 50010, 1984. xviii + 317 p. illus. ISBN 0-8138-1148-1. $29.95. (A 75-year overdue tribute to a Dutch-American, self-trained, professional plant explorer, who devoted over 15 years of his short life to strenuously collecting new germplasm for the USDA's Bureau of Plant Industry, Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, encouraged by David Fair-child and other notables; this book will interest historians and monographers in botany, agronomy/agriculture, forestry, or genetics.)

Delaporet, Francois. Nature's Second Kingdom, Exploration of Vegetality in the Eighteenth Century. Translated by Arthur Gold hammer. MIT Press, 28 Carleton St., Cambridge, MA 02142, 1984. xiii + 266 p., illus. ISBN 0-262-54040-1. $7.95 paper. (After two years, this interesting discussion of eighteenth century plant physiology that also includes much about the previous two centuries, is available in paperback.)

Dodge, Bertha S. Cotton, the Plant that Would be King. University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78712, 1984. xi + 175 p., illus. ISBN 9-292-76487-1. $14.95. (A compelling social history of cotton which includes information about the plant as well as its exploration.)

Feoli, E., M. Lagonegro and L. Orloci. Information Analysis of Vegetation Data. Dr. W. Junk BY Publishers, P.O. Box 13713, 2501 ES The Hague, The Netherlands, 1984. x + 143 p. ISBN 90-6193-950-X. $38.00. (An over-view that gives detailed descriptions and listings of computer programs should be of particular use to those with an interest in using data analyses for classification of vegetation.)

Foyer, Christine H. Photosynthesis. John Wiley and Sons, 1 Wiley Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873, 1984. xxvii + 219 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-86473-0. $29.95. (One of a series on cell biology that treats the processes involved in photosynthesis, with an account of their pathways, emphasizing higher plants, but also considering algal and bacterial photo-synthesis, and aimed at an advanced student audience.)

Garraway, Michael O. and Robert C. Evans. Fungal Nutrition and Physiology. John Wiley and Sons, 1 Wiley Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873, 1984. ix + 401 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-05844-0. $44.95. (A textbook for advanced students on fungal physiology emphasizing the nutritional aspects, but also introducing other themes such as cell and spore physiology, growth, reproduction, and secondary metabolism.)

Graham, C. F. and P. F. Wareing, eds. Developmental Control in Animals and Plants. 2nd ed. Blackwell Scientific Publications, The Downing House, 706 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, 91984. viii + 519 p., illus. ISBN 0-632-00758-3. $37.00 paper. (An advanced treatment of selected topics, revised after 8 years, that are arranged into the following categories: developmental processes; origins and maintenance of cell heterogeneity; cell communication in development; pattern and form in development; hormones in development; and molecular biology of development.)

Haworth, Elizabeth Y. and John W. G. Lund, eds. Lake Sediments and Environmental History; Studies in Palaeolimnology and Palaeoecology in Honour of Winifred Tutin. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN 55414, 1984. xviii+ 411 p., illus. ISBN 0-8166-1364-8. $55.00. (About half of the 14 chapters cover plant topics, relating to pollen, algae, and vegetational changes, while the others cover more general or non-botanical topics of interest to those interpreting past environments.

Knapp, R., ed. Sampling Methods and Taxon Analysis in Vegetation Science; Reeeleve Surveys, Vegetationsaufnahmen; Floristic Analysis of Plant Communities. Dr. W. Junk BV Publishers, P.O. Box 13713, 2501 ES The Hague, The Netherlands, 1984. xii + 370 p., illus. ISBN 90-6193-185-1. Dfl. 155 (approximately $67.50). (Theoretical and practical aspects of vegetational analysis using measured plots that includes chapters on phytoplankton, fungi, and fossil plants and vegetation, form this fourth volume of The Handbook of Vegetation Science.)

Lawrey, James D. Biology of Lichenized Fungi. Praeger, 521 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10175, 1984. x + 407 p., illus. ISBN 0-03-060047-2. $39.95. (A fine up-to-date advanced text on lichens that treats all aspects of them including their ecology and uses as bioindication of pollution. It is unfortunate that some of the illustrations, particularly the EM ones, are too dark.)

Malacinski, George M. and Susan V. Bryant, eds. Pattern Formation, A Primer in Develop-mental Biology. Macmillan Publishing Co., 866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022, 1984. xxvii + 626 p., illus. ISBN 0-02-949480-X. $58.00. (An advanced text with chapters by various experts on organisms from single-celled to the larger multicellular ones, which includes three chapters on plants: concerning plant cells, plant development, and leaf morphogenesis.)


Margaris, N. S., M. Arianoustou-Faraggitaki and W. C. 0echel, eds. Being Alive on Land, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Adaptations to the Terrestrial Environment, Held in Halkidiki, Greece, 1982. Dr. W.Junk Publishers, distributed by Kluwer Boston Inc., 190 Old Derby St., Hingham, MA 02043, 1984. ix + 322 p., illus. ISBN 90-6193-953-4. Dfl. 175 (approximately $72.00). (Papers treating plants mostly of the Mediterranean and Tundra habitats in relation to their adaptations, nutrition, relationships to pollution and other environmental interactions.)

Martin, William C. and Charles R. Hutchins. Spring Wildflowers in New Mexico. The New Mexico Natural History Series. The University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM 87131, 1984. (v) + 257 p., illus. ISBN 0-8263-0742-6; 0-8263-0743-4 paper. $24.95; $12.95 paper. (The first of three books on the commonest New Mexican wildflowers by season has 366 species arranged in families, with keys for identification, illustrations in black and white as well as color plates, brief descriptions, range and habitat information, the key characters and distinguishing ones from related species.)

Meeuse, Bastiaan and Sean Morris. The Sex Life of Flowers. Facts on File Publications, 1IR7-Park Ave., South, New York, NY 10016, 1984. 152 p., illus. $19.95. (A book de-signed for the general reader, but one that should also be useful to teachers and students particularly because of its many illustrations and good bibliography.)

Nickell, Louis G., ed. Plant Growth Regulating Chemicals. 2 vols. CRC Press, Inc., 2000 Corporate Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33431, 1983. 280; 256 p., illus ISBN 0-8493-5002-6 (v.1); 0-8493-5003-4 (v.2). v.1 $102.00; v.2 $95.00. (Two volumes on the use of naturally occurring and synthetic plant regulators, some still experimental, and their effects on plant growth, by 30 experts, in 22 chapters organized on a crop by crop basis which relate current information to applications to specific crops while allowing consideration of topics peculiar to that crop.)

Niehaus, Theodore. A Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers. Houghton Mifflin Co., 2 Park St., Boston, MA 02108, 1984. ISBN 0-395-32876-4; 0-395-36640-2 paper. $18.95; $12.95 paper. (The latest volume in the Peterson Field Guide Series treats an area with over 1500 species in 86 families and uses the typical identification method of using diagnostic arrows on plates of illustrations.)

Nitecki, Matthew H., ed. Extinctions. The University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, 1984. ix + 354 p., illus. ISBN 0-226-58690-1 paper. $30.00; $16.00 paper. (Eight essays based on papers presented at the 1983 Field Museum Spring Systematics Symposium treat various aspects of the topic in diverse ways that indicates the current flux of thinking about this aspect of evolution theory; and includes two essays with considerable botanical content - one on fossil vascular plants, and the other on Amazon forest remnants.)

Radosevich, Steven R. and Jodi S. Holt. Weed Ecology; Implications for Vegetation Management. John Wiley and Sons, 1 Wiley Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873, 1984. xi + 265 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-87674-7. $39.95. (A textbook that attempts to provide basic ecological principles for understanding the ecology of plants that we call weeds and how these principles might be used for their management.)

Rosengarten, Frederick, Jr. The Book of Edible Nuts. Walker and Co., 720 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019, 1984. xxv + 384 p., illus. ISBN 0-8027-0769-9. $35.00. (Another informative, well illustrated, and interesting book, by the author of The Book of Spices, that provides information a out the history, culture, economics and culinary uses of nuts, including any plant part that is commonly called a nut rather than the botanical definition, 12 of which are covered extensively: almond, Brazil nut, cashew nut, chestnut, coconut, filbert, macadamia nut, peanut, pecan, pistachio nut, sunflower seed, and walnut; and 30 others in less detail.)

Schofield, Eileen K. Plants of the Galapagos Islands. Universe Books, 381 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016, 1984. 160 p., illus. ISBN 0-87663-414-5. $10.95. (This convenient pocket sized field guide and travel journal would be ideal for a traveler to the islands because of its concise introduction, illustrations and descriptions of 87 plants that are the most obvious ones seen by visitors on the trails, simple keys to their identification, maps, habitat color illustrations, and check lists by island.)


Sharp, William R., David A. Evans, Philip V. Ammerato, and Yasuyuki Yamada, eds. Handbook of Plant Cell Culture, Volume 2 Crop Species. Macmillan Publishing Co., 866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022, 1984. xii + 644 p., illus. ISBN 0-02-949780-9. $60.00. (This is the second volume of a multivolume series on the theory and practice of plant cell, tissue and organ culture and deals with results of investigations on a variety of economically important plants including cereals, legumes, vegetables, roots and tuber crops, fruits, wood fiber and others; M. Calvin sets the tone with a delightful essay on obtaining oil from plants.)

Shkolnik, M.Ya. Trace Elements in Plants. Elsevier Science Publishers, available from Elsevier Science Publishers Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1663, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, 1984. viii + 463 p., illus. ISBN 0-444-42320-6. No price given. (A detailed monograph that considers many aspects of trace element research on plants, including information about previously unavailable Soviet researches, and botanical problems, other than physiological ones, that relate to the topic.)

Sironval, C. and M. Brouers, eds. Photochlorophyllide Reduction and Greening Martinus Nifhoff/Dr. W. Junk Publishers, P.O. Box 163, 3300 AD Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1984. xvi + 389 p., illus. ISBN 90-247-2954-8. Dfl. 145 (approximately $55.00). (The papers of an international meeting held in 1983 that treat events leading to various chlorophyll forms and to the onset of early photoactivities in the greening of plastids.)

Spruce, Richard. Hepaticae of the Amazon and the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, with an Introduction and Index with Updated Nomenclature by Barbara M. Thiers. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden, Vol. 15. Scientific Publications Office, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, 1984. xi + 589 + 14 p., illus. ISBN 0-89327-259-0. $42.15 in U.S., $43.35 non-U.S., paper. (This series of the Garden is reactivated with the reprinting in facsimile of Spruce's monumental treatment of the hepatics he collected, first published as volume 15 of the Trans. and Proc. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh, 1884-1885, and described in great detail, with comparative studies and ecology, all in Latin, forming the basis for modern concepts of many tropical taxa.)

Teax, H. J., ed. Physiology and Management of Mangroves. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, distributed by Kluwer Boston, Inc., 190 Old Derby St., Hingham, MA 02043, 1984. (ix) + 106 p., illus. ISBN 90-6193-949-6. Dfl. 100.00 (approximately $38.00). (This 9th volume of Tasks for Vegetation Science, following volume 8 which was on the biology and ecology of mangroves, is concerned with aspects of physiology or physiological ecology and management.)

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