Plant Science Bulletin archive

Issue: 1987 v33 No 2 SummerActions


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
HARDY W. ESHBAUGH Department of Botany, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056

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)

July 1987 Volume 33 No. 2

Young Botanists Awards - 1987

The Botanical Society of America has awarded each of the following graduating seniors a Certificate of Merit. They were judged to be outstanding, based on nominations by faculty members.

Jackie M. Adams, Dept. of Botany, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH 45701.
Anna Anagnostopoulos, Dept. of Botany, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH 45701
Mark D. Anderson, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Rhonda L. Beyke, Dept. of Botany, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH 45056
Kevin T. Blake, Dept. of Botany, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH 45701
Edwin Frebault, Dept. of Botany, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH 45701
Stephanie Gebauer, Dept. of Biology, Buckness Univ., Lewisburg, PA 17837
Laura M. Graceffa, Dept. of Biology, Vassar College, Box 187, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Marcella Grebus, Dept. of Botany, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH 45701
Gerald F. Guala II, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State Univ
Rebecca S. Halteman, Dept. of Botany, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH 45056
Renate Hellman, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Laurie Homan, Biological Sciences, California State Univ., Chico, CA 95929-0515
Roy A. Layne, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Kristen Manhart, Dept. of Botany, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320
Juanita A. Mitchell, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Laura J. Pearson, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Luther Raechal, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Marilee Ramesh, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Dianna D. Shervey, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Lisa Silberman, Dept. of Biology, James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA 22807.


Pacific Systematic Botany Position

The Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution, is recruiting for one three-year term curatorial position. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and should have an active research program in mono-graphic, floristic, and biogeograhic Pacific botany, and a demonstrated interest in one or more large tropical terrestrial plant groups. This interest should be documented by publications and oral presentations. The individual should have experience to conduct interdisciplinary research with other biologists on Pacific island biotas. The successful candidate will be expected to spend 50% time on research and curation of existing Pacific island collections. Salary will be at the GS-11/13 level ($28,172-$38,727).

There are ample opportunities for development of field programs, use of a world-wide herbarium and associated library with emphasis on tropical floras, and interdisciplinary collaboration with members of other natural history departments. Special facilities include SEM, TEM, computer services, a biochemical laboratory, functional morphology laboratory, greenhouse, and the Smithsonian publication series.

Current staff interests include systematically oriented terrestrial and marine botany, palynology, morphology, anatomy, cytology , and cladistics.

Interested applications should send a statement of general research goals, and curriculum vitae to Office of Personnel Management Standard Form 171 (available on request), names of three references and a set of reprints to: Smithsonian Institution, Employment Office, Announcement Number: 87-300-F, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20560. Applications must be received by the closing date, July 31, 1987, and should indicate this announcement number, 87-300-F, on the SF-171. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Research Association Position Genome Segment Analysis in Corn


A 2-year postdoctoral in genetic and cytogenetic analysis of corn is available at Columbia, Missouri, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural


Research Service. This is an opportunity to advance knowledge of the integrated functioning of the genome, determining how particular factors and blocks of the genetic material influence the plant and its development through segment-dosage analysis. From previous work it is clear that development of the plant and of the kernel is not only highly systematic and modulated, but is subject to genetic constitution, either through the effects of variants of specific genes or through the effects of dosage changes of genes and genomic segments. The comprehensive definition of more specific genetic effects, especially among elite, corn-belt materials, will contribute to understanding of the plant in its developmental progression, its cell-biological properties, its growth and its production efficiency.

The plan is to produce, by cytogenetic methods, plants and kernels carrying 1, 2 and 3 doses for specific chromosomes and chromosome segments, in elite inbred lines, by the use of B-A translocations and monosomy/trisomy. These constitutions will be established by the use for restriction-fragment probes and cytological analysis. Parameters of plant kernel growth and morphogenesis, and biochemical and cell-biological properties are to be studied.

The research will participate in and will be a part of the national effort to derive integrated genome maps of corn that combine morphological factors, isozymes, cytogenetic alterations, RFLPs and quantitative trait loci, toward increased understanding and manipulation of the inheritance components and mechanisms of corn.

A fundamental knowledge of genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular biology is required. Experience with plant genetics is desirable.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should have received the Ph.D. within the preceding 3 years. Selection will be made no later than January 31, 1988, from among qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, or any other nonmerit factor such as nondisqualifying physical handicap. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Specifications for application are given in the Announcement of Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions from USDA-ARS, available at Federal Job Information Centers and at most USDA-ARS laboratories, or may be obtained from: Dr. Edward H. Coe, Jr., USDA-ARS, Agronomy Dept. Curtis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, Phone: Commercial 314/875-5349; FTS 726-5349.

Postdoctoral Position at The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position will be open in my laboratory by fall 1987 to study DNA synthesis and molecular cytology of rice endosperm. I am looking for someone with expertise in autoradiography and microspectrophotometry plus knowledge of molecular techniques. Salary will be $20,000 for the first year and depending upon progress the fellowship will be renewed for 2 more years. If interested please contact Dr. V. Raghavan, Botany Dept., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (Tel. 614/292-4723).

Plant Cell Biologist

The Department of Botany and Agricultural Botany, University of California, Davis invites applications for an 11-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: starting date is negotiable. The person appointed will be expected to establish (or already have established) nationally recognized research programming an appropriate area of plant, protistan, or fungal cell biology. Preference will be given to candidates working at the molecular level. The candidate will also be expected to participate in graduate and undergraduate instruction, student advising and University service. Applications should have a Ph.D. and research experience in an appropriate area of biological sciences dealing with cell biology, such as biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology.

Applications should contain a curriculum vitae, official transcripts (if applicant is within 5 years of receipt of Ph.D.), description of research accomplishment and future interests (include selected reprints), teaching experience and interests, and the names and address of three referees, and be sent to: Dr. William J. Lucas, Chairman of the Search Committee, Department of Botany, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Closing date for receipt of completed applications (including letters of recommendation) will be September 30, 1987. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals.

Systematic Botanist

The Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution, has one staff position open for a specialist in one or more large Neotropical lowland plant groups. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, and have an active and documented research program in monographic and floristic botany. Salary at GS-11/12 level ($27,172-$32,567). Send a statement of research goals, curriculum vitae, OPM Standard Form 171 (available on request), set of reprints and names of three references to: Office of Personnel Administration, 900 Jefferson Drive SW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560 by 31 July 1987. An equal opportunity employer.


The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson/Head of the department. This is a 12-month appointment at the Professor level, with a salary to be negotiated as appropriate to the qualifications of the appointee and the responsibilities of the position. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, administrative ability, and the enthusiasm to provide leadership to the Department in meeting its responsibilities for research, teaching, and extension. We seek applicants having a breadth of experience in the areas of biological science appropriate to a combined department of botany and plant pathology. The successful candidate will be expected to continue his/her research and scholarly activities and to participate in teaching.

The University is located in Corvallis, a city of 42,000 people located in the Willamette Valley 85 miles south of Portland. OSU is the land-grant institution for the State; enrollment on its main campus is 15,300 students. The Department has 28 regular faculty members and 50 graduate students, as well as a number of U.S. Government scientists on courtesy appointment who contribute to its programs of research and graduate training. It supports a wide range of programs in the discipline, and joint ones in biology, genetics, molecular biology, and plant physiology. The Department is connected administratively with the Colleges of Science, Agricultural Sciences, and Forestry.

Applications should include a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of publications. Inquiries and nominations are welcome; contact Dr. Kenton L. Chambers, Search Committee, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902 (503-754-4106 or 503-754-3451) by August 15, 1987. Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Computers in Biology Seventh Annual Notre Dame Short Course Series August 1987

One-week short course on Computers in Biology will be offered in the Department of Biological Sciences of The University of Notre Dame. Designed for faculty, postdoctoral and advanced graduate students, with or without computer background, the courses, instructors and dates are: 1) Microcomputers in Laboratory and Classroom, Harald E. Esch and Ronald A. Hellenthal (August 9-14). Considers tutorial development, simulation, interfacing and experimental control, and data management and analysis emphasizing the development and use of public domain and legally "shareable" software. 2) Artificial intelligence and Simulation in Bioeducation, Theodore J. Crovello (August 13-18). Considers expert systems and intelligent tutoring systems, knowledge bases and representation, and the creation and use of systems models including those that simulate specific biological phenomena.

Tuition is $595 ($495 for educators) for either course, payable in advance. A 20% discount is available to organizations that enroll two or more participants in either short course. Modern, air conditioned, dormitory rooms are available.

Enrollment is limited to assure personalized instruction. Courses include lectures and direct computing experience on IBM PC compatibles, Apple II, and/or Macintosh microcomputers. For more information, contract: Ronald A. Hellenthal, Biocomputing Short Courses Coordinator, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Phone: 219/239-7255.

Association of Zoological, Horticulture (AZH)

The Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH) is holding their Annual Conference August 17 through August 21, 987 at the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park. For information and registration contact: Don Peterkin, Horticulturist, Calgary
Zoo, Box 3036, Station "B", Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M 4R8. The Association of Zoological Horticulture is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Horticulture in Zoological Parks and Aquariums.


Archie F. Carr Medal Recipients

Dr. Peter Raven, the third recipient of the Carr Medal, is Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Professor of Botany at Washington University, St. Louis. Peter Raven, who holds a doctoral degree in botany from UCLA, is National Museum Services Board chairman, home secretary for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and president of the Organization of Tropical Studies. In 1986, he received the International Prize for Biology from the Japanese government. Under Dr. Raven's leadership the nation's oldest botanical garden has added the first geodesic dome greenhouse. The garden's tropical research program is one of the most active in the world.

The Carr Medal honors Archie F. Carr, University of Florida zoology professor and world authority on sea turtles. The Silver medal recognizes outstanding national and international contributions to the knowledge and understanding of man's natural heritage. Recipients are chosen by a national seven-member jury appointed by the Florida State Museum director with approval of the University of Florida president. Medals are awarded every three to five years.

Barkley Named Head of Konza Prairie

Theodore M. Barkley has been named coordinator for the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, announced Terry Johnson, director of the division of biology at Kansas State University. Barkley's appointment begins in July.

Barkley is curator of the KSU Herbarium and a professor of biology. He replaces Lloyd Hulbert who died last year. Hulbert was responsible for creation of the 8,616 acres of tall grass prairie, the largest reserve of its kind in the world, which serves as a natural laboratory to study plants, animals, soils and effects of burning, grazing, floods and droughts.

Barkley's three main administrative duties will be to provide coordination of use of the site, maintain a long-term data base on research and maintain the site's integrity as a natural ecosystem. Other responsibilities will include developing financial support, increasing Konza Prairie visibility and a developing a grassland bibliographic center. Located in the Flint Hills 10 miles south of the K-State campus, the Konza Prairie was acquired for K-State in the early 1970s by the Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA. The KSU Division of Biology operates the site through the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Arts and Sciences.

International Organization of Plant Biosystematists

Items of interest to botanists on an international level should be sent for publication in the IOPB Newsletter. The editor is Dr. Krystyna Urbanska, Geobotanische Institut, E.T.H., Zurichbegstrasse 38, CH-8044, Zurich, Switzerland. Membership in IOPB, for the period 1987-1989, is U.S. $20.00 payable to IOPB and sent to Dr. Liv Borgen, Secretary-Treasurer, IOPB, Botanical Garden and Museum, Trondheimsveien 23B, 0562, Oslo 5, Norway.


Fellowships for Research and Training 1987-88 The Project on African Agriculture: Crisis and Transformation

A variety of opportunities for African re-searchers, individually or in teams, and research teams of African and non-African researchers will be available beginning in 1987 from the Project on African Agriculture: Crisis and Transformation, sponsored by the Joint Committee on African Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council. The Project aims to promote interdisciplinary analysis - particularly involving natural and social scientists -- of the agricultural crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Two cohorts of fellows will be selected in 1987, one in May (application deadline March 31), and one in September (application deadline July 31). Awards of up to $15,000 for periods of 3-12 months will be granted to support innovative projects involving raining and research activities. Interdisciplinary applications are particularly encouraged. Applications may come from any of three categories: recent graduates (minimum of Master's Degree or equivalent); mid-career scholars at Universities or research institutes; professionals in government posts. For additional information write to: Fellowship Program, Project on African Agriculture, Social Science Research Council, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, USA. Telephone: 212/661-0280.


Botanical Reprints

A library of reprints for the 1920's-1940's in the areas of ecology, anatomy and taxonomy are available from Dr. Phillip A. Lebednik, TERA Environmental, 653 Victoria Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Dr. Lehednik has a printout for most of the reprints and can be reached at the above address regarding details.

Concern Spreads Over Swamp Stone Crop in Britain--Will It Invade North American Next?

Swamp stone crop, Crassula helmsii, a plant alien to Britain and Europe, has rapidly expanded its distribution over the last two decades. It is currently found in over 100 aquatic sites and is doubling the sites of its occurrence every 3-5 years. Concern is growing because 1 in 10 of these natural sites are nature reserves and both common and rare native species are rapidly outcompeted by its dense monospecific stands which often continue to dominate throughout the winter months. Its occurrence can easily be overlooked (compare e.g., Purple Loose-strife) as in swamps it resembles Sphagnum moss cover or in ponds, Starworts (Callitriche spp.). Attempts at control, particularly mechanical, have had only limited success because its potential for vegetative regrowth is very high--each minute node producing at least one and sometimes two new shoots; it has even outcompeted species of Elodea and Nuphar. Concern was greater when it was realized that it is less demanding in its habitat requirements and as such occupies a greater habitat range than previous invasions of alien plants e.g. Eurasian Milfoil. It has so far dominated wetland areas of several acres ranging from 0.7 m above water levels, particularly in shalllow seasonal ponds of acidic water, to depths of 3 m in lakes of calcareous water. Plant size varies from compact stands of 0.1 m to large submerged ones of 1.3 m. Biomass is always high, ranging from 0.3 to 1.5 kg dry weight m . It is currently confined to static waters but has been shown, experimentally, to grow in moderately fast flowing waters.

The initial occurrences in Britain have been sporadic but may be related to its supply of aquaria and garden ponds as an 'oxygenator-plant', because of its vigorous growth and tolerance of varied growth conditions. It is similar in appearance to Crasula (Tillaea) aquatica already found in N. America but it can be distinguished because its flower stalks are relatively long (2-8 mm).

Considering the high reproductive potential, rapid spread and the difficulty of control of this variety (?), it is recommended that extreme measures are used to prevent its invasion of North America.

F. H. Dawson
Freshwater Biological Association River Laboratory
East Stoke
Wareham, Dorset
BH2O 6BB, U.K.


Arber, Agnes. Herbels. Cambridge Science Classics. Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1987. xxxii + 358 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-33879-4. Price: 524.95.

Arditti, J., ed. Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives, IV. Cornell University Press, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, NY 14850, 1987. 349 p. illus. ISBN 0-8014-1777-5. Price: $55.00.

Barbour, M. G., Burk, J. H. and Pitts, W. D. Terrestrial Plant Ecology. Second Edition. Benjamin/
Cummings Publishing Company, 2727 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 1987. xi + 634 p. illus. ISBN 0-8053-0541-6. Price: $39.95.

Bengochea, T. and Dodds, J. H. Plant Protoplasts. A Biotechnological Tool for Plant Improvement. Chapman & Hall and Methuen, Inc., 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, 1987. 90 p. illus. ISBN 0-412-26640-7. Price: $17.95.

Bhojwani, S. S., Dhawan, V. and Cocking, E. D. Plant Tissue Culture: A Classified Bibliography. Elsevier Science Publishing Company, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017, 1986. xv + 789 p. ISBN 0-444-42663-9. Price: $179.75.

Bilderback, D. E., ed. Mount St. Helens 1980: Botanical Consequences of the Explosive Eruptions. University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720, 1987. vii + 360 p. illus. ISBN 0-520-05608-6. Price: $45.00.

Blonstein, A. D. and King, P. J., eds. Plant Gene Research: A Genetic Approach to Plant Biochemistry. Springer-Verlag, 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xi + + 291 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-81912-6. Price: $69.00.

Bold, H. C. and La Claire, J. W. The Plant Kingdom. 5th Edition. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, 1987. 309 p. illus. ISBN 0-13-680398. Price: None given.

Brooks, R. R. Serpentine Regions of the World and Their Associated Flora: An Interdisciplinary Study. Dioscorides Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1987. 350 p. illus. ISBN 0-931146-04-6. Price: $39.95.

Broughton, W. J. and Puhler, S., eds. Nitrogen Fixation Volume 4: Molecular Biology. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue. New York, NY 10016, 1986. 321 p. illus. ISBN 0-19-854575-4. Price: $65.00.

Chapman, A. R. O. Functional Diversity of Plants in the Sea and on Land. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, 1987. x + 197 p., illus. ISSN: 086720-064-2.. Price: None given.

Chet, I., ed. Innovative Approaches to Plant Disease Control. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, 1987. xiv + 372 p. ISBN 0-471-80962-4. Price: $49.95.

Civerolo, E. L., Collmer, A., Davis, R. E., and Gillaspie, A. G., eds. Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 989, 3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987. 1050 p. illus. ISBN 90247-3476-2. Price: $175.00.

Crocomo, O. J., et al., eds. Biotechnology of Plants and Microorganisms. The Ohio State University Press, 1050 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1002, 1987. xiv + 473 p. illus. ISBN 0-8142-0375-2. Price: $60.00.

Darwin, C. 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. ISBN 0-226-13664-7. Price: $13.95.

Davis, E. G. Guide to Information Sources in the Botanical Sciences. Libraries Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 263, Littleton, CO 80160-0263, 1987. ix + 175 p. ISBN 0-87287-439-7. Price: $32.50.


Davies, P. J., ed. Plant Hormones and Their Role in Plant Growth and Development. Kluwer Academic Publishers, P.O. Box 358. Accord Station, Hingham, MA 02018-0358, 1987. 681 p. illus. ISBN 90-247-3498-3 (Paperback) and 90-247-3497-5 (Hardback). Price

Day, P. R. and Jellis, G. J., eds. Genetics and Plant Pathogenesis. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., 667 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, 1987. ix + 352 p. ISBN 0-632-01583-7. Price: $50.00.

Dennis, D. T. The Biochemistry of Energy Utilization in Plants. Chapman & Hall and Methuen, Inc., 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, 1987. x + 145 illus. ISBN 0-412-00991-9. Price: $25.00.

Digby, P. G. N. and Kempton, R. A. Multivirate Analysis of Ecological Communities. Chapman & Hall, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, 1987. viii + 206 p. ISBN 0-412-24650-3. Price: $19.95.

Doane, F. W. and Anderson, N. Electron Microscopy in Diagnostic Virology: A Practical Guide and Atlas. Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1987. xiv + 178 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-24311-4. Price: $52.50.

Dodd, J. J. The Illustrated Flora of Illinois: Diatoms. Southern Illinois University Press, P.O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62902-3697, 1987. xiii + 477 p. illus. ISBN 0-8093-1154-2. Price: $40.00.

Doolittle, D. P. Population Genetics: Basic Principles. Springer-Verlag, 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 987. x + 264 p. ISBN 0-387-17326-9. Price: $35.00.

Duncan, W. H. and Duncan, M. B. The Smithsonian Guide to Seaside Plants of the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Smithsonian Institution Press, 955 L'enfant Plaza, Suite 2100, Washington, D.C. 20560, 1987. 409 p. illus. ISBN 0-87474-387-9. Price: $45.00.

Dutta, S. K. DNA Systematics. Volume II. Plants. CRC Press, Inc., 2000 Corporate Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33431, 1986. 203 p. ISBN 0-8493- 5821-3. Price: $88.00.

Dyson, F. Origins of Life. Cambridge University Press, 510 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 1987. ix + 81 p. ISBN 0-521-30949-2. Price: None given.

Ellis, R. J. and Gray, J. C. Ribulose Biophosphate Carboxylase-Oxygenase. University Press, Cambridge, 1986. viii + 169 p. ISBN 0-85403-285-1. Price: $29.80.

Fahimi, H. D. and Sies, H. Peroxisomes in Biology and Medicine. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1987. xviii + 470 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-16689-0. Price: $93.50.

Fokkema, N. J. and van den Heuvel, J., eds. Microbiology of the .Phyllosphere. Cambridge University Press, 32 E. 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1987. 392 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-32344-4. Price: $54.50.

Fraser, R. S. S. Biochemistry of Virus-Infected Plants. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, 1987. x + 259 p. ISBN 0471- 91299-9. Price: $54.95.

Fuller, T. C. and McClintock, E., Poisonous Plants of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1986. 433 p. illus. ISBN 0-520-05568-3. Price: $25.00.

Gopal, B. Water Hyacinth. Elsevier Science Publishers, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017, 1987. xii + 471 p. illus. ISBN: 0-444-42706-6. Price: $122.25.

Goudie, A. The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. Revised Second Edition. The MIT Press, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, 1986. x + 338 p. illus. ISBN 0-262-57064. Price: $13.95.

Gould, S. J. Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle. Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1987. xiii + 222 p. illus. ISBN 0-674-89198-8. Price: $17.50.

Govi, G. Introduzione alla Micologia. Edagricole, Via Emilia Leante, 31 - Bologna, Italy. 1986. xi + 292 p. illus. ISBN 88-206-2687-X. Price: L.35.000.

Govindjee, Barber, J., Craner, W. A., Goedheer, J. H. C., Lavorel, J., Marcelle, R., Zilinskas, B., eds. Excitation Energy and Electron Transfer in Photosynthesis. Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P. O. Box 989, 3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 1987. xx + 518 p. illus. ISBN 90-247-3434-7. Price: $64.00.

Graham, T. M. Biology: The Essential Principles. Second Edition. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA, 1987. xix + 748 p. illus. ISBN 0-8403-4013-3. Price: None given.

Gregory, P. J., Lake, J. V. and Rose, D. A., eds. Root Development and Function. Cambridge University Press, The Pit Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP, England, 1987. 206 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-32931-0. Price: $34.50.

Groves, R. H. and Burdon, J. J., eds. Ecology of Biological Invasions. Cambridge University Press, 32 E. 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1986. ix + 166 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-30355-9. Price: $42.50.

Gupton, O. W. and Swope, F. C. Wild Orchids of the Middle Atlantic States. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN 37996-0326, 1986. xix + 112 p. illus. ISBN 0-87-49-509-7. Price:, None given.

Guy-Ohlson, D. Jurassic Palynology of the Vilhelmsfalt Bore No. 1., Scanna, Sweden. Toarcian - Aalenian. Swedish Museum of Natural History. Stockholm, Sweden, 1986. 127 p. illus. ISBN 91-86510-03-7. Price: 260 SEK.

Hader, D. P. and Tevini, M. General Photobiology. Pergamon Books, Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523, 1987. 323 p. illus. ISBN 0-08-032028-7 (Flexi) and 0-08-032027-9 (Hard). Price: $21.95 (Flexi) and $40.00 (Hard).

Hall, D. O. and Rao, K. K. Photosynthesis. 4th edition. Edward Arnold Publishers, 3 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1987. vi + 122 p. illus. ISBN 0-7131-2945-X. Price: $9.95.

Hartman, H., Morrison, P. and Lawless, J. G., eds. Search for the Universal Ancestors: The Origins of Life. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., 667 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, 1987. xiv + 142 p. illus. ISBN 0-86542-328-8. Price: $14.95.

Haw, S. J. The Lilies of China, Lilium, Cardiocrinum, Nomocharis and Notholirion. International Specialized Book Services, Inc., 5602 N.E. Hassalo Street, Portland, OR, 1986. 172 p. illus. ISBN 0-88192-034-7. Price: $27.95.

Hillerman, F. E. and Holst, A. W. An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar. ISBS, Inc., 5602 N.E. Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213-3640, 1986. xii + 302 p. illus. ISBN 0-88192-072-X. Price: $32.95.


Hochachka, P. W. and Guppy, M. Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1987. xiii + 227 p. ISBN 0-674-56976-8. Price: $27.50.

Iwatsuki, K., Raven, P. H. and Bock, W. J., eds. Modern Aspects of Species. University of Tokyo, Botanic Gardens, Koishikawa, 3-7-1 Hakusan, Tokyo 112, Japan, 1986. xvii + 240 p. illus. ISBN 0-86008-414-0. Price: None given.

Jan du Chene, R., Masure, E., et al. Guide practique pour la determination de kystes de Dinoflagelles fossiles: le complexe Gonyaulacysta. Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine, Pau, France 64018. 479 p. illus. ISBN 2-9-1-26-21-4. Price: None given.

Jones, D. L. Encyclopedia of Ferns. International Specialized Book Services Inc. 5602 N. E. Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213-3640, 1987. xvii + 433 p. illus. ISBN 0-88192-054-1. Price: $50.00.

Juniper, B. and Southwood, R., eds. Insects and the Plant Surface. Edward Arnold Publishers, 3 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1986. viii + 360 p. illus. ISBN 0-7131-2909-3. Price: $64.50.

Jurnak, F. A. and McPherson, A. Biological Macro-molecules and Assemblies. Volume 3. Active Sites of Enzymes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, 1987. xii + 564 p. illus. ISBN 0471-85142-6. Price: $84.95.

Kawano, S., ed. Plant Species Biology: An International Journal. Vol. I. No. 1. Society for the Study of Species Biology, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 606, 1986. 116 p. illus. Price: None given.

Kendrick, R. E. and Kronenberg, G. H. M., eds. Photomorphogenesis in Plants. Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 989, 3300 AZ Dordrecht. The Netherlands, 1986. xxviii + 580 p. illus. ISBN: 90-247-3316-2. Price: $156.50.

Klucking, E. P. Leaf Venation Patterns. Volume 1. Annonaceae. Gebruder Borntraeger, Berlin - Stuttgart, 1986. 256 p. 140 plates. ISBN 3-443-50001-3. Price: None given.

Konijn, T. M., Van Haastert, P. J. M., Vad der Starre, H., Van der Wel, H. and Houslay, M. D., eds. Molecular Mechanisms of Desensitization to Signal Molecules. Springer-Verlag, 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1987. xiii + 335 p. ISBN 0-387-
17391-9. Price: $88.00.

Kristiansen, J. and Andersen, R. A., eds. Chrysophytes: Aspects and Problems. Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, 1986. xiv + 337 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-32090-9. Price:

Landrum, L. R. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrinium and Lum (Myrtaceae). The New York Botanical Garden Bronx, NY 10458, 1986. 179 p. illus. ISBN 0-89327-301-5. Price: $38.55.

Leuenberger, B. E. Pereskia (Cactaceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, Volume 41. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, 1986. 148 p. illus. ISBN 0-89327-307-4. Price: $29.00.

Lucas, G. B., Campbell, C. L. and Lucas, L. T. Introduction to Plant Diseases. Identification and Management. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1985. xvii + 313 p. illus. ISBN 0-87055-473-5. Price: $35.95.

Luxmoore, R. J., Landsberg, J. J. and Kaufmann, M. R., eds. Coupling of Carbon, Water and Nutrient Interactions in Woody Plant Soil Systems. In: Tree Physiology Volume 2. Heron Publishing, Box 5579, Station B, Victoria, British Columbia V8R6S4 Canada, 1986. ix + 467 p. illus. ISSN 0829-318X. Price: None given.

Maclean, N., ed. Oxford Surveys on Eukaryotic Genes. Volume 3. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 1986. vii + 239 p. illus. ISBN 0-19-854200-3. Price: $49.00.

Mann, D. G. and Stoermer, E. F., eds. Diatom Research. Biopress Ltd. The Orchard, Clanage Road, Bristol, Avon, England BS3 23X, 1986. Volume 1, number 1 - 152 p. illus. Volume 1, number 2 - pp. 153-339 illus. ISSN: 0269-249X. Price:-- None given.

Margulis, L. and Sagan, D. Origins of Sex. Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520, 1986. xiii + 258 p. illus. ISBN 0-300- 03340-0. Price: $35.00.

Martin, B. R. Metabolic Regulation. A Molecular Approach. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., P. O. Box 50009, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 1987. x + 299 p. ISBN 0-632-01157-2. Price: $27.50.

Mayo, O. The Theory of Plant Breeding. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 1987. xiii + 334 p. ISBN 0-19-854171-6. Price: $29.95.

McKnight, K. H. and V. B. McKnight. Mushrooms. Houghton Mifflin Co., Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803. 1987. 429 p. illus. ISBN 0-395-42101-2. Price: $19.95.

Meeuse, A. D. J. All About Angiosperms. CIP- Gegevens Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 1987. xii + 212 p. illus. ISBN 90-708779-65-4. Price: None given.

Meyen, S. V., Fundamentals of Paleobotany. Chapman and Hall, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, Published in the U.S. in association with Methuen, Inc., 29 West 35th St., New York, NY 10001. ISBN 0-412-27110-9. Price: $110.00

Miller, J. R. and Miller, T. A., eds. Insect-Plant Interactions. Springer-Verlag New York., Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094, 1986. xii + 342 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-96260-3. Price: $67.00.

Mitchell, R. S. A Checklist of New York State Plants. The University of the State of New York, The State Education Department, Albany, NY 12230, 1986. x + 272 p. ISBN 1-55557-004-6. Price: $12.50.

Nei, M. Molecular Evolutionary Genetics. Columbia University Press, 562 West 113 Street, New York, NY 10025, 1987. x + 512 p. ISBN 0-231-06320-2. Price: $50.00.

Nishimura, S., Vance, C. P. and Doke, N., eds. Molecular Determinants of Plant Diseases. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1987. xiv + 293 p. ISBN 0-387-17342-0. Price: $69.00.

Pickard, J., ed. Antarctic Oasis: Terrestrial Environments and History of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL 32887, 1986. xii + 367 p. illus. ISBN 0-12-554460-X. Price: $31.50.


Pietropaolo, J. and Pietropaolo, P. Carnivorous Plants of the World. International Specialized Book Services, Inc., 5602 N.E. Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213, 1986. 206 p. illus. ISBN 0-88192-066-5. Price: $24.95.

Plowman, T. Ten New Species of Erythroxylum (Erythroxylaceae) from Bahia, Brazil. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, 1987. iii + 41 p. illus. ISSN 0015-0746. Price: $7.00.

Poehlman, J. M. Breeding Field Crops. 3rd edition. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. 1987. xvi + 724 p. illus. ISBN 0-442- 27604-4. Price: $41.95.

Purves, W. K. and Orians, G. H. Life: The Science of Biology. Second edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA, 1987. xxi + 1271 p. illus. ISBN 0-87893-733-1. Price: None given.

Rehder, A. Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs. Biosystematics, Floristic and Phylogeny Series, Volume 1. Dioscorides Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1987. xxx + 996 p. ISBN 0-931146-00-3. Price: $59.99.

Ricard, M., ed. Proceedings of the Eighth International Diatom Symposium, Paris, August 27 - September 1, 1984. Koeltz Scientific Books, P. O. Box 1360, D-6240 Koenigstein, West Germany, 1986. x + 781 p. illus. ISBN 3-87429-265-7. Price: DM 320.

Richards, A. J. Plant Breeding Systems in Seed Plants. Allen & Unwin, Inc., 8 Winchester Place, Winchester, MA 01890, 1986. xiv + 529 p. illus. ISBN 0-04-581021-4. Price: $34.95.

Richmond, A. Handbook of Microalgal Mass Culture. CRC Press, Inc. 2000 Corporate Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33431, 1986. 529 p. ISBN 0-8493-3240-0. Price: $198.00.

Riemer, D. N. Introduction to Freshwater Vegetation. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1984. xi + 207 p. illus. ISBN 0-87055-448-4.Price: $35.95.

Roth, I. Stratification of a Tropical Forest as Seen in Dispersal Types. Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Book Review Dept., P.O. Box 989, 3300 AZDordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987. x + 324 p._illus.ISBN 90-6193-613-6. Price: $130.00.

Round, F. E. and Chapman, D. J., eds. Progress in Phycological Research. Biopress Limited, The Orchard," Clanage Road, Bristol BS 3 2JX, England, 1986. 481 p. illus. ISBN 0-948737-00-X. Price: None given.

Roy, A. K. and Clark, J. H., eds. Gene Regulation by Steroid Hormones III. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1987. xii + 302 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-96436-3. Price: $93.00.

Russell, P. J. Essential Genetics. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 50009, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 1987. ix + 493 p. ISBN 0-632-01602-7. Price: $19.95.

Sakai, A. and Larcher, W. Frost Survival of Plants. Responses and Adaptation to Freezing Stress. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1987. x + 321 p. illus. ISBn 0-387-17332-3. Price: $110.00.

Schoch, R. M. Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Inc., 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1986. x + 351p. ISBN 0-442-27967-1. Price: None given.

Shigo, Alex L. A New Tree Biology Dictionary and A New Tree Biology. (sold as a set ) Shigo and Trees, Associates, 4 Denbow Road, Durham, NH 03824, 1986. 132 p.,; 595 p., illus. Price: $61.00.

Silvertown, J. Introduction to Plant Population Ecology. Longman Scientific and Technical, Essex CM20 2JE, England, copublished in the U.S. with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, 1987. 229 p. illus. ISBn 0-582-44701-1. Price: None given.

Sinclair, W. A., H. H. Lyon and W. T. Johnson. Diseases of Trees and Shrubs. Cornell University Press, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, New York, NY 14850, 1987. 574 p. illus. ISBN 0-8014-1517-9. Price: $49.95.

Smith, E. L., ed. Genetic Improvement in Yield of Wheat. ASA CSSA SSSA, 677 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711, 1986. x + 114 p. ISBN 0-89118-523-2. Price: $18.00.

Starr, C. and Taggart, R. Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life. Fourth Edition. Wadworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 1987. xix + 776 p. illus. ISBN 0-534-06924-X. Price: None given.

Stotler, R. and Crandall-Stotler, B. Plants: Evolution and Diversity. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, IA, 1986. vi + 218 p. ISBN 0-8403-4055-9. Price: $16.95.

Tabatabai, M. A., ed. Sulfur in Agriculture. Crop Science Society of America, Inc., Publisher, 677 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711, 1986. xviii + 668 p. illus. ISBN 0-89118-089-3. Price: None given.

Tate, R. L., III. Soil Organic Matter: Biological and Ecological Effects. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, 1987. xii + 291 p. illus. ISBN: 0-471-81570-5. Price: $42.50.

Thomas, B. A. and Spicer, R. A. The Evolution and Paleobiology of Land Plants. Dioscorides Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1987. 309 p. illus. ISBN 0-931146-06-2 (Cloth) and 0-931146-07-0 (Paper). Price: None given.

Thornton, R., Chairman of the Committee on Scientific and Regulatory Issues Underlying Pesticide Use Patterns and Agricultural Innovation. Regulating Pesticides in Food. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 20418, 1987. xiv + 272 p. ISBN 0-309-03746-8. Price: $19.95.

Tiner, R. W. Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA 01004, 1987. 285 p. illus. ISBN 0-87023-537-0. Price: $25.00.

Vasi, I. K., ed. Cell Culture and Somatic Cell Genetics of Plants. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL 32887, 1987. xix + 657 p. illus. ISBN 0-12- 715003-X. Price: $79.00.

Watson, J. 0., Hopkins, N. H,. Roberts, J. W., Steitz, J. A. and Weiner, A. M. Molecular Biology of the Gene. 4th edition. The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc., 2727 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 1987. 744 p. illus. ISBN 0-8053-9612-8. Price: $39.95.


White, M. E. The Greening of Gondwana. The 400 Million Year Story of Australia's Plants. Reed Books, Pty Ltd., 2 Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086, 1986. 256 p. illus. ISBN 0-7301-0154-1.
Price: None given.

Wolfe, M. S. and Caten, C. E., eds. Populations of Plant Pathogens. Their Dynamics and Genetics. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, 1987. viii + 280 p. ISBN 0-632-01433-4. Price: $80.00.

Woodward, F. I., Climate and Plant Distribution. Cambridge University Press, The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge C62 1RP, 1987. 174 p. illus. ISBN 0-521-23766-1 (hard covers) and 0-521-28214-4 (paperback). Price: None given.

West, P. J., Royse, D. J. and Bellman, R. B., eds. Cultivating Edible Fungi. Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Sara Burgerhartstraat 25, p.0. Box 211, 1000 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1987. 677 p. illus. ISBN 0-444-42747-3. Price: $122.25.

Yablokov, A. V. Phenetics. Evolution, Population, Trait. Columbia University Press, 502 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025, 1986. xi + 171 p. illus. ISBN 0-231-05990-6. Price: $25.00.

Zubay, G. Genetics. Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 2727 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 1987. xxxi + 973 p. illus. ISBN 0-8053-09100-3. Price: $39.95.

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