Plant Science Bulletin archive

Issue: 1986 v32 No 6Actions


A Publication of the Botanical Society of America, Inc.

THOMAS N. TAYLOR, Editor, Department of Botany, Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Ave., Columbus. Ohio 43210 (614) 422-3564

Editorial Board
SHIRLEY GRAHAM, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
ROY H. SAIGO, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
JOHN H. THOMAS, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305

The Plant Science Bulletin is published six times a year, February, April, June, August, October and December. Change of address should be sent to the Business Manager, Botanical Society of America, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

(ISSN 0032-0919)

December 1986 Volume 32 No. 6


NSF Travel Awards for the International Botanical Congress

The National Science Foundation announces an award of $37,500 to the Botanical Society of America for travel of recognized U.S. scientists to the XIV International Congress in West Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany on July 24-August 1, 1987. Seventyfive awards of $500 each will be made. Eligibility: U.S. scientists, defined as any recognized member of the U.S. scientific community, irrespective of nationality, who performs work in the U.S. Constraints: travel must be by U.S. flag carrier wherever avail-able; no other NSF funds may be used to supplement an award. Deadline for applications: February 15, 1987. Announcement of awards: approximately March 31, 1987. Information and applications can be obtained from: Dr. Harry T. Horner, Department of Botany, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, by enclosing a stamped and self-addressed business envelope. Selection criteria: special consideration is to be given to young scientists, since their financial resources are generally more limited than those of senior scientists; special consideration is to be given applications from women and ethnic minorities to ensure, insofar as possible, adequate representation of both proportional to the total number of applicants from the scientific community; special consideration is to be given to geographic location, to ensure fair distribution of awards to scientists throughout the U.S. Consideration is to be given to active scientists; i.e., those who are currently members of professional organizations and who are currently publishing their research; consideration is to be given to those who will take an active part in the IBC-87 by presenting an invited or contributed paper, chairing a session or symposium, or presenting a poster; consideration is to be given to those who have no other sources of funds for travel or other expenses connected with IBC-87. Persons who currently hold NSF grants with travel funds specifically allocated for IBC-87 are not eligible for additional NSF funds.

Conant and Endowment Fund Awards for the International Botanical Congress

The Botanical Society of America announces that approximately $10,000 from its Conant and Endowment Funds will be used for awards for travel of Society members to the XIV International Botanical Congress. Society members also may apply for funds from the NSF award to the Botanical Society. An application for BSA and NSF funds can be obtained from: Dr. Harry T. Horner, Department of Botany, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, by enclosing a stamped and self-addressed business envelope. Deadline for applications: February 15, 1987. Announcement of awards: approximately March 31, 1987. Persons currently having NSF grants with travel funds for IBC-87 are ineligible for Botanical Society Support.

Fifth Wildland Shrub Symposium

The Shrub Research Consortium is sponsoring the Fifth Wildland Shrub Symposium June 30-July 2, 1987 at Utah State University, Logan, Utah. The symposium, "Shrub Ecophysiology and Biotechnology," will feature invited and contributed papers. Contributed presentations will be 20 minutes. The proceedings will be published by the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station. If you would like to present a paper, send a title and abstract by March 31, 1987 to: Dr. Arthur Wallace, Laboratory of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, UCLA, 900 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. To receive preregistration materials and information please contact: Michael B. Price, Eccles Conference Center, Room 103F, Logan, UT 84322-5005, (801) 750-1696.

Recognition in Microbe-Plant Symbiotic and Pathogenic Interactions

This NATO Advanced Research Workshop (max. 50 participants) will be held in The Netherlands, May 21-26, 1989. International Organizing Committee: P. Albersheim, K. Hahlbrock, B. Lugtenberg, R. A. Schilperoort. For information contact: Ben Lugtenberg, Leiden University, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Nonnensteeg 3, 2311 VJ Leiden, The Netherlands.


Course: Tropical Flora of the Bahamas

The Department of Botany at Miami University will offer the course "Tropical Flora of the Bahamas" on Andros Island, Bahamas, from 15-31 May 1987. This will be the 10th year for the course. Topics covered include families of tropical plants, ecology, economic botany, and marine studies. Interested students should contact Dr. Thomas K. Wilson or Dr. W. Hardy Eshbaugh, Department of Botany, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Some scholarships are available to defray expenses.

Isotopic Analysis

Stable isotopes of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen at natural abundance levels are becoming increasingly useful tools in many biochemical, physiological, agronomic and ecological studies. However, access by biologists to the required instrumentation has been limited in the past. The Biology Department at the University of Utah has recently established a regional facility for stable isotopic analyses of H, C, N and O. Analyses in this facility are available to the academic community on a break-even cost basis (charges to cover labor/supply costs). For further information, please contact Dr. Jim Ehleringer, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Tel. 801-581-7623.

Tropical Botany

For the Thirteenth year, Harvard University Summer School, in collaboration with Fairchild Tropical Garden, offers an intensive, in-residence graduate level course in tropical botany, "Plants of the Tropics," centered in Miami, Florida at Fairchild Tropical Garden. The course (4 weeks) will be given completely in Miami. Biology S-105 will provide 4 units and will be taught by P. B. Tomlinson of Harvard Forest. The course will extend from June 15-July 11, 1987. Applications should be made to the Summer School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, but with the earlier deadline of March 31, 1987 (Environmental and Field Biology, Department FB, Harvard Summer School, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge,MA 02138). Admission is made on the basis of a Supplementary Application available at the above address.

Evolutionary Ideas of Progress

The Tenth Annual Spring Systematics Symposium, Field Museum of Natural History entitled "Evolutionary Ideas of Progress" will be held May 9, 1987. For further information contact: Matthew H. Nitecki, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, (312/922-9410).

Plant Biotechnology Symposium

A symposium titled Plant Biotechnology: Research Bottlenecks for Commercialization and Beyond" will be held April 6-7, 1987 at the Joe C. Thompson Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712. Topics to be included: Research Bottlenecks for Commercialization of Plant Biotechnology, Transgenic Plant and Cell Technology, Optimization and Regulation of Primary and Secondary Metabolites and Commercialization, Stabilization of the Favorable Transgenic Traits, and Bottlenecks for Local and Global Competition and Cooperation in the Next Decade and Beyond. To register contact: Ms. Cynthia Smith, Conference Coordinator, RGK Foundation, 2815 San Gabriel, Austin, TX 78705 (515/474-9298). Additional information may be obtained from: Dr. Tom Mabry, Conference Chairman, Department of Botany, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (512/ 471-1900).



The Hope College Biology Department has a tenure track position for a botanist beginning August, 1987. Individuals qualified in any field of botany will be considered although persons specializing in plant physiology are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will teach in the general introductory course for biology majors, an introductory biology course for non-majors and be expected to develop an upper level botany course. In addition she/he will be expected to seek extramural funding to support an active research program which involves undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience.

Hope College is a distinguished Christian co-educational, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Hope has maintained a strong tradition in science that involves both teaching and research. Applications from women and minority persons are encouraged.

Qualified applicants should arrange to have a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching competencies, an outline of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation forwarded as soon as possible to: Dr. James M. Gentile, Chairman, Department of Biology, Hope College, Holland, MI 49423. Deadline for completed applications will be March 1, 1987.

Plant Physiologist

The Botany Department of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale invites applications for a tenure track position in Plant Physiology with a research speciality in plant metabolism and regulation (higher plants preferred). The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in plant physiology and metabolism, and maintain an active research program with outside funding. The SIU-C Botany Department is composed of 16 faculty and offers degrees through the Ph.D. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience is expected. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and reprints of recent publications to Dr. Walter E. Schmid, Chairman of Search Committee, Department of Botany, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL 62901. Deadline for applications is 13 March 1987 or until a suitable applicant is identified. South-ern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position in Plant Chemistry/Ecology

Three year position available March 1987, to study the role of plant secondary chemistry in goldenrod resistance to herbivorous gallmaking insects in collaboration with evolutionary and physiological ecologists, and population geneticist. Research projects include a correlative study of secondary metabolites with plant resistance, isolation and identification of secondary compounds with potential resistance properties, and involvement in the development of bioassays for anti-oviposition agents or larval toxins. Experience with diterpenoid and phenol chemistry, extraction techniques, GC mass spec, and HPLC is highly desirable. Send curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation by 15 January 1987 to: Or. Warren Abrahamson, Department of Biology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837. An AA/EO Employer.


Graduate Assistants in Plant/Microbial Ecology

Assistantships are available for M.S. and Ph.D. study of physiological plant ecology and microbial ecology in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Possible research topics include plant/microbial interrelationships, nutrient dynamics, allelochemistry, use of microorganisms as biocontrol agents, discovery of medicinal and pesticidal natural products, dynamics and effects of pollutants on plant and microbial communities. Outstanding opportunities for field research are available at Fordham's Calder Ecology Center in Armonk, New York, including laboratory facilities, extensive woodlands, and a 10-acre pond. Contact Dr. Rod M. Heisey, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 for further information.


New England Botanical Club Award

Debra A. Dunlop was selected to receive the 1986 New England Botanical Club award in support of botanical research in New England for her proposal "Biosystematics of Carex section Scirpinae (Cyperaceae)." Ms. Dunlop, a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. Garrett E. Crow at the University of New Hampshire, will use the award to travel to alpine areas of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine and to lime-stone and serpentine sites in southeastern Canada to collect material for anatomical, cytologcial and micromorphological studies and for crossing experiments.

The New England Botanical Club will again offer an award of $1,000 in support of botanical research to be conducted in the New England region during 1978. This ward is made to stimulate and encourage botanical research on the New England flora and to make possible visits to the New England region by those who would not otherwise be able to do so. The award will be given to the graduate student submitting the best research proposal dealing with field studies in systematic botany and plant ecology, but proposals for research in other areas of botany will also be considered. This award is not limited to graduate students at New England institutions, nor to members of the New England Botanical Club. Papers based on this research must acknowledge the NEBC's support, and it is encouraged that they be submitted to Rhodora, the Club's journal, for possible publication - subject to standard review processes.

Applicants should submit a proposal of no more than three double spaced pages, a budget (the budget will not affect the amount of the award), and their curriculum vitae. Two letters, one from the student's major professor, in support of the proposed research are also required. Proposals and supporting letters should be sent before 28 February 1987 to: Awards Committee, the New England Botanical Club, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. The recipient of the award will be notified by 30 April 1987.


Elbert L. Little, Jr., has received the Barrington Moore Memorial Award for 1976 from the Society of American Foresters, of which he is a fellow. This award, consisting of a plaque and an honorarium, is given annually for distinguished research in any branch of biological sciences that has resulted in substantial advances in forestry. For many years Dr. Little was the dendrologist, U.S. Forest Service. Presently, he is a research associate, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution.

Charles B. Beck of the University of Michigan recently spent two weeks in the People's Republic of China where he lectured on progymnosperms in the academia Sinica Institute of Botany, Beijing and the Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Nanjing. While in China he was informed that he had been elected a Corresponding Member of the Chinese Botanical Society -- the first American accorded this honor.


Dr. David P. Bloch, 60, professor of botany, died at his home Oct. 23 after a long illness. A cell biologist, Dr. Bloch during his UT Austin career taught courses in freshman biology, develop-mental cell biology and the biology of cancer. One of his recent research studies was on the early evolution of the genetic coding mechanism. That research was the subject last year of an article in Science magazine and is included in a current British Broadcasting Corporation science documentary entitled "Origins." Some of Dr. Bloch's earlier research had been on gene function, cell division and cell aging.

Dr. Bloch joined the UT Austin faculty in 1961. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for research in 1964-65 at the University of Geneva. In addition to his service on the UT Austin faculty, he had taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Connecticut, had done research at Columbia University and had been a consultant to the National Center for Toxicological Research.


The Morton B. Ryerson Fellowship is established through funds contributed by the Chicago Community Trust. Applications are being solicited for fellowships-in-residence to begin any time in 1987.

Open to any student, with preference to graduate students, the fellowship awards a monthly stipend of $800, plus room, for any period from two to nine months. Fellows are granted full and private use of a comfortable four-room log cab with kitchen, spectacularly situated amidst floodplain, hardwood forest on the banks of the DesPlaines River in the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area, managed by the Lake County Illinois Forest Preserve District.

Fellows will be expected to conduct independent field research on any topic relating to ecology and/ or conservation in northern Illinois forests. Cooperation with a local interpretative nature center is encouraged, but the research project is paramount.

Applicants should send a two to three page proposal, a resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, and a proposed schedule of residency at the Ryerson Conservation Area. Address application or requests for complete fellowship description to: Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick, Morton B. Ryerson Fellowship Committee, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Dead-line for receipt of 1987 application is 1 February 1987.



Venis, Michael. Hormone Binding Sites in Plants. Research Notes in the Biosciences. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, New Jersey 08873, 1986. vii + 191 p., illus. ISBN 0470-20643-8. Price: $39.95.

Research on hormone binding sites has lagged far behind comparable research in animal systems. How-ever, beginning with the pioneering work of Lembi et al. in 1971 and Hertel et al. in 1972, there has been steadily increasing research on the existence and potential physiological significance of binding sites for all of the five major classes of plant hormone, especially the auxins. The author provides more than a simple summary of progress in this area. He begins with a discussion of general principles underlying receptor research including a discussion of the criteria that binding sites must satisfy in order to qualify as true receptors with physiological significance vs. merely sites to which hormones bind. The author then discusses various methods for studying receptor sites both from the experimental standpoint and from the standpoint of data analysis. The chapter on methods is followed by a chapter on non-binding second messengers that may be released from membranes upon hormone binding to receptors in the membrane. This chapter also considers the limited research that has been done on model membrane system.

The rest of the book is devoted to specific discussion of research on binding sites for auxin transport inhibitors plus each of the major classes .f plant hormone. In each case the author provides a critical analysis of research results and compares results from different laboratories or different species. The last chapter provides a summary plus comments on future prospects for hormone binding research in plants.

The book provides a very thorough discussion of research in this rapidly growing area of plant physiology. The author does an admirable job of summarizing and comparing data from various sources and goes further in providing thoughtful criticism of past work as well as helpful insights into future research directions likely to be most important in advancing this research area. The book should be valuable to anyone teaching or doing research in this area.

Michael L. Evans
The Ohio State University


Ayres, P. G. and Boddy, L., ed. Water, Fungi, and Plants. British Mycological Society Symposium 11. Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1986. xiii + 413 p. ISBN 0-521-32294-4. Price: $89.50.

Beament, Sir James, Bradshaw, A. D., Chester, P. F., Holdgate, M. W., Sugden, Sir Morris, and Thrush, B. A., ed. The Ecological Effects of Deposited Sulphur and Nitrogen Compounds. Cambridge University Press, 510 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 1986. viii + 319 p., illus. ISBN 0-85403-229-0. Price: $97.50.

Begon, M. and Mortimer, M. Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants. Second Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, Sunderland, MA 01375-0407, 1986. vii + 220 p., illus. ISBN 0-87893-065-5. Price: None given.

Begon, M., Harper, J. L. and Townsend, C. R. Ecology: Individuals, Populations and Communities. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA. 01375-0407, 1986. xii + 876 p., illus. ISBN 0-87893-051-5. Price: None given.

Binkley, Dan. Forest Nutrition Management. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, 1986. ix + 290 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-81883-6. Price: $42.95.

Bird, R. T. Bones for Barnum Brown. Texas A&M University Press, Drawer C., College Station, TX 77843-4354, 1985. viii + 225 p., illus. ISBN 0-87565-007-4 (HC), 0-87565-011-2 (PBK). Price: $29.95; $14.95.

Bolli, H. M., Saunders, J. B., and Perch-Nielsen, K., ed. Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge Earth Science Series. Cambridge University Press, 510 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 1985. vii + 1032 p., illus. ISBN 0-521-23576-6. Price: $175.00.

Bopp, M., ed. Plant Growth Substances 1985. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491. 1986. xiv + 420 p., illus., ISBN 0-387-16267-4. Price: $62.00.

Brandon, R. N. and Burian, R. M., ed. Genes, Organisms, Populations: Controversies Over the Units of Selection. The MIT Press, 28 Carleton Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, 1984. xiv + 329 p. ISBN 0-262-52115-6. Price: $10.95.

Brickell, C. and Sharman, F. The Vanishing Garden. Timber Press, 9999 SW Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1986. ix + 261 p., illus. ISBN 0-88192-030- 4. Price: $24.95.

Akoyunoglou, G., and Senger, Horst, ed. Regulation of Chloroplast Differentiation. Plant Biology Series Vol. 2. Alan R. Liss, Inc., 41 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003, 1986. xxvi + 816 p., illus. ISBN 0-8451-1801-3. Price: $95.00.

Algae, Lichens, Mosses, Ferns. Special Catalogue No. 7, Oct. 1985. F. Fluck-Wirth International Book-sellers for Botany and Natural Sciences, CH-9053-Teufen AR/Switzerland. 1985. vi + 312 p. Price: Free of Charge, but a voluntary contribution of
$5.00 would be welcomed."

Allsopp, D. and Seal, K. J. Introduction to Biodeterioration. Edward Arnold Publishers, 3 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1986. vii + 136 p., illus. ISBN 0-7131-2901-8. Price: $17.95.

Altman, P. L. and Dittmer, D. S., ed. Biology Data Book. Second Edition Volume 1. Pergamon Press, Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523, 1972. xvii + 606 p. ISBN 0300685. Price $30.00.

Amesz, J., Hoff, A. J., and Van Gorkum, H. J., ed. Current Topics in Photosynthesis. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 190 Old Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043, 1986. x + 283 p., illus. ISBN 90-247-3344-8. Price: None given.


Briggs, G. B. and Calvin, C. L. Indoor Plants. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, 1987. xii + 516 p.,illus. ISBN 0471-03298-0. Price: $32.95.

Canfield, C. In the Rainforest: Report from a Strange, Beautiful, Imperiled World. The University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, 1986. x + 304 p., ISBN 0-226-09786-2. Price: $9.95.

Collenette, S. An Illustrated Guide to the Flowers of Saudi Arabia. Scorpion Publishing Co., Victoria House, Victora Road. Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5ES, 1986. 514 p., illus. ISBN 0-905906-45-4. Price: $95.00.

Cope, E. A. Native and Cultivated Conifers of Northeastern North America. Cornell University Press, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, NY 14850, 1986. 231 p., illus. ISBN 0-8014-1721-X (HC), 0-8014-9360-9 (PBK). Price: $39.95, $17.95.

Darwin, C. With a new Foreword by Herbert G. Baker. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. The University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, 1986. xxxii + 352 p., illus. ISBN 0-226-13664-7. Price: $13.95.

Desmond, A. Archetypes and Ancestors: Palaeontology in Victorian London 1850-1875. The University of Chicago Press; 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, 1986,. 287 p., illus. ISBN 0-226-14344-9. Price: $9.95.

Dixon, R. O. D. and Wheeler, C. T. Nitrogen Fixation in Plants. Tertiary Level Biology. Chapman and Hall, Methuen, Inc., 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, 1986. ix + 157 p., illus. ISBN 0-216-91443-4 (HC), 0-216-91442-6 (PBK). Price: $49.95, $22.50.

Duke, J. A. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. CRC Press, Inc., 2000 Corporate Blvd., NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431, 1985. 677 p., illus. ISBN 0-8493-3630-9. Price: $198.00.

Eldredge, N. Unfinished Synthesis: Biological Hierarchies and Modern Evolutionary Thought. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 1985. viii + 237 p., illus. ISBN 0-19-503633-6. Price: $24.95.

Elzinga, R. J. Fundamental of Entomology, Third Ed. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, 1987. viii + 456 p., illus. ISBN 0-13-338203-6. Price: $33.95.

Fahn, A., Werker, E., and Baas, P. Wood Anatomy and Identification of Trees and Shrubs from Israel and Adjacent Regions. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1985. v + 221 p., illus. ISBN 965-208-073-X. Price: None given.

Fenderson, G. K. A Synoptic Guide to the Genus Primula. SBS International Specialized Book Services, Inc., 5602 N.E. Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213-3640, 1986. 213 p., illus. ISBN 0- 935868-24-0. Price: $40.00.

Ford-Lloyd, B. and Jackson, M. Plant Genetic Resources: An Introduction to Their Conservation and Use. The Maple Press Fulfillment Center, York County Industrial Park M100, York, PA 17405, 1986. iii + 146 p., illus. ISBN 0-7131-2933-6. Price: $16.95.

Givnish, T. J. On the Economy of Plant Form and Function. Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th St., New York, NY 10022, 1986. xvii + 717 p., illus. ISBN 0-521-26296-8. Price: $84.50.

Glimn-Lace, J. and Kaufman, P.B. Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups Flowering Plant Families. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1984. xvi + 146 p., illus. ISBN 0-442-22969-0. Price: $19.95.

Hammer, T.U. Saline Lake Ecosystems of The World. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Kluwer Acadaemic Publishers

Group, Spuiboulevard 50, P.O. Box 989/3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1986. x + 616 p., illus. ISBN 90-6193-535-0. Price: $142.00.

Hayat, M. A. Basic Techniques for Transmission Electron Microscopy. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL 32887, 1986. xxvii + 411 p., illus. ISBN 0-12-333925-1. Price: None given.

Helinski, D. R., et al., ed. Plasmids in Bacteria. Basic Life Sciences Vol. 30, Plenum Publishing Corp., 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013, 1985. xv + 995 p. ISBN 0-306-41901-7. Price: $110.00.

Hill, S. R. and Duke, Peggy K. 100 Poisonous Plants of Maryland. University of Maryland, Publications Office, Cooperative Extension Services, College Park, MD 20742, 1986. 55 p., illus. Price: $3.75.

Holmes, S. Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms. 9th Ed. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1979. xi + 510 p. ISBN 0442-23160-1. Price: None given.

Horst, R. K. Revised by, Westcott`s Plant Disease Handbook Fourth Edition. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115
Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1979. xx + 803 p., illus. ISBN 0-442-23543-7. Price: $41.95.

Joffe, A. Z. Fusarium Species: Their Biology and Toxicology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, 1986. xv + 588 p., illus. ISBN 0471-82732-0. Price: $74.95.

Knobloch, I. W. A Preliminary Verified List of Plant Collectors in Mexico. Phytologia Memoirs VI. Dr. Riving W. Knobloch, 438 Tulip Tree, East Lansing, MI 48823, 1983. iv + 179 p. Price: $15.00.

Krussmann, G., Warda, H-D., ed., Epp, M. E., translator; Daniels, G. S., technical ed. Manual of Cultivated Conifers. Timber Press, 9999 SW Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1985. 361 p., illus. ISBN 0-88192-007-X. Price: $65.00.

Leshem, Y. Y.: Halevy, A. H. and Frenkel, Ch. Processes and Control of Plant Senescence. Developments in Crop Science Vol. 8. Elsevier Science Publishers, P.O. Box 1663, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, 1986. xi + 215 p., illus. ISBN 0-444-42521-7. Price: $64.75.

Likens, G. E., ed. An Ecosystem Approach to Aquatic Ecology. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Wav, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1985. xi + 516 p., illus. ISBN U-387-96106-2. Price: $49.00.


Linskens, H. F. and Jackson, J.F., ed. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Modern Methods of Plant Analysis New Series Vol. 3. Springer-Verlag New York, 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xvi + 304 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-15911-8. Price: $79.00.

Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn. Foreword by Lady Bird Johnson. Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide. University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78731, 1985. xiii + 271 p., illus. ISBN 0-292-78060-5. Price: None given.

Miloradovich, M. Growing and Using Herbs and Spices. Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501, 1980. 236 p. ISBN 0-486-25058-X. Price: $4.95.

Milunsky, A. and Annas, G. J. Genetics and the Law II Plenum Publishing Corporation, 227 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011, 1980. xviii + 480 p. ISBN 0-306-40388-9. Price: $42.50.

Milunsky, A. and Annas, G. J. Genetics and the Law III Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013, 1985. xix + 514 p. ISBN 0-306-41983-1. Price: $42.50.

Mitsch, W. J. and Gosselink, J. G. Wetlands. VanNostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10008, 1986. xii + 539 p., illus. ISBN 0-442-26398-8. Price: $44.50.

Moldenke, H. N. and Moldenke, A. L. Plants of the Bible. Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501, 1952. 384 p. ISBN 0-486-25069-5. Price: $8.95.

Morton, A. G. John Hope 1725-1786 Scottish Botanist. I. C. Hedge, Secretary, Edinburgh Botanic Garden (Sibbald) Trust, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland, U.K., 1986. 47 p., illus. ISBN 0-9504270-5-5. Price: None given.

Muhammed, A. and von Borstel, R. C., ed. Basic and Applied Mutagenesis with Special Reference to Agricultural Chemicals in Developing Countries. Basic Life Sciences Vol. 34. Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, 1985. xi + 441 p. ISBN 0-306-42010-4. Price: $55.00.

Nield, E. W. and Tucker, V. C. T. Palaeontology: An Introduction. Pergamon Press, Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523, 1985. xi + 178 p., illus. ISBN 0-08-023853-X. Price: $10.35.

Perry, D. Life Above the Jungle Floor: A Biologist Explores a Strange and Hidden Treetop World. Simon and Schuster, Inc., Simon and Schuster Building, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, 1986. 170 p., illus. ISBN 0-671-54454-3. Price: $16.95.

Pospisilova, J. and Solarova, J., ed. Water in Plants Bibliography, Volume 10, 1984. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Spuiboulevard 50, P.O. Box 989/3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1986. vi + 331 p. ISBN 90-6193-576-8. Price: $69.50.

Provine, W. B., ed. Sewall Wright Evolution Selected Papers. The University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, 1986. xiii + 649 p., illus. ISBN 0-226-91054-7.

Putnam, A. R. and Tang, C.-S., ed. The Science of Allelopathy. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158, 1986. xi + 317 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-83027-5. Price: $52.50.

Raven, P. H., et al. Biology of Plants, 4th Edition. Worth Publishers, Inc. 33 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003, 1986. xvi + 775 p., illus. ISBN 0-87901-315-X. Price: $39.95.

Raven, P. H., Evert, R. F., and Eichhorn, S. E. Biology of Plants. Fourth Edition. Worth Publishers, Inc., 3 Irving Place, New York, NY 10033, 1986. xvi + 800 p., illus. ISBN 0-87901-315-X. Price: $39.95.

Read, R. W. and Solt, M. L. Bibliography of the Living Cycads (Annotated). Lyonia Vol. 2, No. 4. Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 966822, 1986. Pg. 33-200. Price: $10.00.

Ruse, M. Taking Darwin Seriously. Basil Blackwell, 432 Park Avenue South, Suite 1505, New York, NY 10016, 1986. xv + 303 p., illus. ISBN 0-631-14145-6. Price: $24.95.

Saltzman, S. and Yaron, B., ed. Pesticides in Soil. Van Nostrand Reinhold Soil Science Series. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1986. xviii + 379 p., illus ISBN 0-442-28011-4. Price: $57.95.

Sattler, R. Biophilosophy: Analytic and Holistic Perspectives. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xvi + 284 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-16418-9. Price: $30.00.

Schoch, R. M. Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1986. x + 351 p. ISBN 0-442-27967-1. Price: $52.95.

Shepherd, K. R. Plantation Silviculture. Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Spuiboulevard 50, P.O. Box 989/3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1986. xiii + 322 p., illus. ISBN 9-247-3379-0. Price: $69.00.

Sherf, A. F. and Macnab, A. A. Vegetable Diseases and Their Control. 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, 1986. vii + 728 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-05860-2. Price: $47.50.

Siau, J. F. Transport Processes in Wood. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ07094-2491, 1984. ix + 245 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-12574-4. Price: $45.00.

Simic, M. G., et al., ed. Mechanisms of DNA Damage and Repair. Basic Life Sciences Vol. 38. Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013, 1986. xv + 578 p., illus. ISBN 0-306-42288-3. Price: $89.50.

Takhtajan, A. Floristic Regions of the World. University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, C 94720, 1986. xxii + 522 p. ISBN 0-520-04027-9. Price: $60.00.

Tinker, B. and Lauchli, A., ed. Advances in Plant Nutrition, Vol. 2. Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 1986. xi + 312 p., illus. ISSN 0743-8931. Price: $40.95.


Toomey, D. F. and Nitecki, M. H., ed. Paleoalgology: Contemporary Research and Applications. Springer- Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1985. x + 376 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-15312-8. Price: $65.00.

Van Cleve, K., Chapin, F. S., III, Flanagan, P. W., Viereck, L. A. and Dyrness, C. T., ed. Forest Ecosystems in the Alaskan Taiga: A Synthesis of Structure and Function. Ecological Studies 57. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, 1986. x + 230 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-96251-4, 3-540-96251-4. Price: $47.50.

Van Gelderen, D. M., and Van Hoey Smith, J. R. P. Conifers. Timber Press, 9999 SW Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1986. x + 400 p., illus. ISBN 0-88192-056-9. Price: $65.00.

Walters, S. M., Brady, A., Brickell, C. D., Cullen, J., Green, P. S., Lewis, J., Matthews, V.A., Webb, D. A., Yeo, P.F., and Alexander, J.C.M., ed. The European Garden Flora: Vol. 1 Pteridophyta; Gymnospermae; Angiospermai- Alismataceae to Irideceae. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY 10022, 1986. xv + 430 p., illus. ISBN 0-521-24859-0. Price: $99.50.

Wieland, T. Peptides of Poisonous Amanita Mushrooms. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xiv + 256 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-16641-6. Price: $98.00.

Wolken, J. J. Light and Life Processes. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1986. xii + 259 p., illus. ISBN 0-442-29348-8. Price: $39.95.

Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central Florida. University of South Florida Press, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32603, 1983. 472 p. ISBN 0-8130-0748-8. Price: $25.00.

Zimmermann, M. H. Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1983. x + 143 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-12268-0. Price: $26.70.

Lichtwardt, R.W. The Trichomycetes: Fungal Associates of Arthropods. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491. 1986. xi + 343 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-96237-9. Price: $67.00. (A monograph including the systematic and biological aspects of trichomycetous fungi and their hosts.)

Linskens, H.F., and Jackson, J.F., eds. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Modern Methods of Plant Analysis, New Series, Vol. 2. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491. 1986. xi - 196 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-15910-X. Price: $66.00. (A
series of papers dealing with the application of NMR to plant cells and including the uses of C, proton, deuterium and P.)

Meeuse, A.D.J. Anatomy of Morphology. Brill Publishers, P.O. Box 9000, 2300 PA Leiden, The Netherlands. 1986. xiv + 277 p., illus. ISBN 90-04-07751-0. Price: $31.91. (A neomorphological and evolutionary approach to the study of the phytomorphology of angiosperms.)

Mollenbrock, Robert H. Guide to the Vascular Flora of Illinois. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Southern Illinois University Press, P.O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62902-3697. 1986. vii + 507 p. ISBN 0-8093-1272-7 (HC), 0-8093-1273-5 (PB). Price: $42.50 (HC), $16.95 (PB). (A guide to all uncultivated vascular plant taxa in Illinois including keys and biogeographical data.)

Moore, P.D., and Chapman, S.B., eds. Methods in Plant Ecology. 2nd Edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., 667 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1986. xiii + 589 p., illus. ISBN 0-632-00989-6 (HC), 0-632-00996-9 (PB). Price: $57.00 (MC), $36.00 (PB). (A series of contributions in areas of plant ecology including physiological ecology, water relations and stress, mineral nutrition, chemical and data analysis, site history and the distribution and analysis of vegetation.)

National Academy of Sciences (Edward H. Glass, Chairman). Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management. National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418. 1986. xi + 471 p. ISBN 0-309-03627-5. Price: $28.50. (A volume based on a series of symposium papers and deliberations that concern strategies for the effective management of pesticide-resistant pest populations.)

Peet, R.K., ed. Plant Community Ecology: Papers in Honor of Robert H. Whittaker. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Spuiboulevard 50, P.O. Box 989/3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 1985. vi + 332 p., illus. ISBN 90-6193-532-6. Price: $68.00. (A series of papers presented in honor of the life and professional accomplishments of Robert H. Whittaker in the general areas of community analysis and dynamics, compositional gradients and species diversity.)

Pospisilova, J., and Solarova, J., eds. Water in Plants Bibliography. Volume 10, 1984. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Spuiboulevard 50, P.O. Box 989/3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 1986. vi + 331 p. ISBN 90-6193-576-8. Price: $69.50. (A bibliography of references arranged alphabetically beginning in 1984 that concern the state of water in cells and its membrane transport, including drought resistance of plants and physiological significance of irrigation.).

Risley, Michael S., ed. Chromosome Structure and Function. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. 1986. x + 246 p., illus. ISBN 0-442-27638-9. Price: $46.50. (A series of reviews and important discussion on current research in several major areas of investigation on chromosome structure and function.)

Salley, Homer E., and Greer, Harold E. Rhododendron Hybrids: A Guide to Their Origins. Timber Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225. 1986. vi + 391 p., illus. ISBN 0-88192-061-4. Price: $55.00 (A collection of over 600 color illustrations of hybrid rhododendrons together with pedigree data.)

Schreuder, Gerard F., ed. World Trade in Forest Products, 2: An International Symposium. University of Washington Press, P.O. Box C-50096, Seattle, WA 98145-0096. 1986. xi + 376 p. ISBN 0-295-96337-9. Price: $40.00. (The result of an International Symposium on World Trade in Forest Product markets, specific production centers, trade policies and legal and financial issues relative to the timber industry.)

Shea, James H., ed. Continental Drift. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. 1985. xiii + 345 p., illus. ISBN 0-442-28240-0. Price: $49.50. (A series of twenty-two benchmark papers related to continental drift and plate tectonics.)


Sprague, Milton A., and Triplett, Glover B., eds. No-Tillage and Surface-Tillage Agriculture: The Tillage Revolution. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012. 1986. xix + 467 p., illus. ISBN 0-471-88410-3. Price: None given. (Fifteen papers that explore crop management techniques and systems worldwide.)

Thurston, H. David. Tropical Plant Diseases. The American Phytopathological Society, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121. 1984. vii + 208 p., illus. ISBN 0-89054-063-2. Price: $12.00. (Fourteen important tropical crop diseases are considered in addition to selected references.)

van Gelderen, D.M., and van Hoey Smith, J.R.P. Conifers. Timber Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225. 1986. x + 400 p., illus. ISBN 0-88192-056-8. Price: $65.00. (A color-illustrated and alphabetized survey of conifers including data on distribution, botanical features and taxonomy.)

Windels, Carol E., and Lindow, Steven E., eds. Biological Control on the Phylloplane. The American Phytopathological Society, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121. 1985. vi + 169 p., illus. ISBN 0-89054-067-5. Price: $18.00 (Member), $24.00 (Non-member). (A series of papers that discuss research into the biological control of foliar pathogens.)

Worrest, Robert C., and Caldwell, Martyn M., eds. Stratospheric Ozone Reduction, Solar Ultraviolet Radiation and Plant Life. Series G: Ecological Sciences, Vol. 8. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491. 1986. ix + 374 p., illus. ISBN 0-387-13875-7. Price: $72.00. (A series of papers that focus on the atmospheric ozone reduction problem and the potential consequences for plant life.)

Yeanan, M.M., ed. Plant Cell Culture Technology. Botanical Monographs Vol. 23. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., 667 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301. 1986. xii + 375 p., illus. ISBN 0-632-01393-1. Price: $70.00. (A consideration of some of the major aspects of plant biotechnology, including the applications of plant cell and tissue culture in commerce and industry.)


Nominations for the Lawrence Memorial Award

The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund invites nominations for the 1987 Lawrence Memorial Award. Honoring the memory of Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Award ($1,000) is given annually to support travel for doctoral dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration.

Major professors are urged to nominate outstanding doctoral students who have achieved official candidacy for their degrees and will be conducting pertinent dissertation research that would benefit significantly from travel enabled by the Award. The Committee will not entertain direct applications. A student who wishes to be considered should arrange for nomination by his/her major professor; this may take the form of a letter which covers supporting materials prepared by the nominee.

Supporting materials should describe briefly but clearly the candidate's program of research and how it would be significantly enhanced by travel that the Award would support. Letters of nomination and supporting materials, including seconding letters, should be received by the Committee no later than 1 May 1987 and should be directed to: Dr. R. W. Kiger, Hunt Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA. Tel. (412)268-2434.

Smithsonian Research Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution announces its research fellowships for 1987-1988 in the fields of earth sciences and biological sciences.

Smithsonian Fellowships are awarded to support independent research in residence at the Smithsonian in association with the research staff and using the Institution's resources. Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship appointments for six to twelve months, senior postdoctoral fellowship appointments for three to twelve months, and graduate student appointments for ten weeks are awarded. Proposals for research in the following areas may be made:

Biological Sciences - Tropical biology, ecology, systematics, natural history, evolutionary biology, animal behavior and pathology, paleobiology, marine biology, environmental studies.

Earth Sciences - Sedimentology, palentary geology, mineralogy, petrology, meteroitics, volcanology, and paleobiology.

Applications are due January 15, 1987. Stipends supporting these awards are: $25,000 per year plus allowances for senior psotdoctoral fellows; $18,000 per year plus allowances for postdoctoral fellows; $11,000 per year plus allowances for predoctoral fellows; and $2,500 for graduate students for the ten-week tenure period. Pre-, post-, and senior postdoctoral stipends are prorated on a monthly basis for periods less than one year.

Awards are based on me Smithsonian Fellowships are open to all qualified individuals without reference to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or condition of handicap of any applicant. For more information and application forms, please write: Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Grants, Desk F, 7300 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, D.C. 20560. Please indicate the particular area in which you propose to conduct research and give the dates of degrees received or expected.


Botanist - Assistant Professor, tenure-track, starting September 1987. A twelve month position, contingent on summer quarter funding: otherwise, a nine-month position. Instruct undergraduate botany and biology courses and maintain and manage a reconstructed Ohio prairie for research and exhibition. Ph.D. and previous teaching experience required. Application letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all college work, and three letters of recommendation should be sent by February 13, 1987, to: C. Leslie Carpenter, Assistant Dean, The Ohio State University at Marion, 1465 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Marion, OH 43302-5695. An equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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