Navigation Links
'The Anatomy of Palms' showcases the science and art inside palms
Date:6/9/2011

Palms are recognized as icons of the tropics, in addition to being the source of many economically significant products that extend relevance of the group to millions of people daily. Striking morphological and ecological variability characterize this family of about 183 genera and more than 2,400 species, and has inspired almost two centuries of botanical research.

Hidden from view, but no less compelling, is the internal structure of palmsan understanding of which is essential for interpreting many of the unique biological aspects of the family and discerning relationships among palm genera.

The Anatomy of Palms (Oxford University Press; 2011), a new book by P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn (Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution), and Jack B. Fisher is a definitive reference showcasing both the science and art inside palms.

The Anatomy of Palms has some 800 color photographs that document the extent of palm anatomical diversity. To give the preparations a more natural, hydrated appearance, and to overcome technical difficulties inherent in making microscope slides of palm tissues, many of the photos were custom-made for the book.

Palm biologists, plant anatomists, and curious botanists working in other disciplines will find that the book contains abundant new data, new interpretations, and new ideas for future studies.

The first section provides an overview of the diversity of vegetative structure in palms and an evolutionary analysis of anatomical characters across the entire family. The second section focuses on the systematic anatomy of palms and is a synthesis of anatomical observations in the context of the most recent classification of the family.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kelly Carnes
202-633-2950
Smithsonian
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Sanger, Persaud, Marchase receive highest honors from anatomy society
2. Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Verified as Citrix Ready
3. Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite
4. Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite
5. Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2
6. Bates County Memorial Hospital Integrates Fujitsu PalmSecure Biometric Solution Into New Time and Attendance System
7. Neiker-Tecnalia research -- to obtain more productive, resistant and sustainable oil palms
8. Resilience in an aging society: GSA showcases cutting-edge meeting topics
9. Exhibition showcases the art of science
10. White House Science Fair showcases Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
11. Society of Interventional Radiology showcases high-quality, efficient medical treatments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'The Anatomy of Palms' showcases the science and art inside palms
(Date:3/28/2017)... India , March 28, 2017 ... IP, Biometrics), Hardware (Camera, Monitors, Servers, Storage Devices), Software ... Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published ... Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD ... between 2017 and 2022. The base year considered for ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 24, 2017 The Controller General of Immigration ... Abdulla Algeen have received the prestigious international IAIR Award for ... Continue Reading ... ... Deputy Controller Abdulla Algeen (small picture on the right) have received the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017 The report "Gesture Recognition and Touchless Sensing Market ... - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to ... between 2017 and 2022. Continue Reading ... ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... BioMedGPS announces ... addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & Sealants. , SmartTRAK’s US Market ... hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants used in surgical applications. BioMedGPS ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... analysis platform specifically designed for life science researchers to analyze and interpret ... Rosalind Franklin, who made a major contribution to the discovery of the ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous expression ... guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement to ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit ... 7th and 8th June 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current ... several distinguished CEOs, board directors and government officials from around the world to address ...
Breaking Biology Technology: