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Plant genomes

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter looks at plant genomes, especially those unusual aspects of their organization that have enabled some species to adapt so successfully to cultivation by humans. Vavilov and others ... More


Governance

Bruce Mitchell

in Resource and Environmental Management: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885816
eISBN:
9780190885847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885816.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

For decades, natural resources and environmental management was approached as needing scientific and technical expertise, as well as the ability to identify different societal needs and aspirations. ... More


Social Learning, Learning Organizations, and Adaptive Environmental Management

Bruce Mitchell

in Resource and Environmental Management: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885816
eISBN:
9780190885847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885816.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As outlined in chapter 1, complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity present challenges for resource and environmental management. In this chapter, three interrelated responses to deal with surprise, ... More


Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Anthony Trewavas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book takes as its theme the statement by the Nobel prize winning plant biologist, Barbara McClintock in 1984; “A goal for the future would be to determine the extent of knowledge the cell has of ... More


Plant behaviour: first intimations of self-organization

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Behaviours are the responses by organisms to environmental problems, whether these involve movement or not. These problems can be generalized and are uniform for most organisms; finding food, ... More


Trait-based ecology: definitions, methods, and a conceptual framework

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

in Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Functional diversity can be studied at different levels of organization of biological systems. Here the chapter considers the individual as a key level to understanding this functional diversity. ... More


The self-organizing plant: lessons from swarm intelligence

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Self-organisation is a common terminology for describing biological phenomena. The developing brain and social insect colonies are used as examples. Small world networks are then described since ... More


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