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Angels on the Lawn

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The introductory chapter explains how mushrooms develop. The complex fungal life cycle involves the germination of spores, the expansion of feeding colonies, and mating processes that can involve ... More


A Novel Method of Weed Control

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Photosynthesis involves biological energy transduction, the transformation of light energy into chemical energy, and photosensory pigments, which play an important role in the process. Phytochrome, a ... More


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Michael Marder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in ... More


Spatial and Temporal Drivers of Plant Structure and Diversity in Serengeti Savannas

T. Michael Anderson, John Bukombe, and Kristine L. Metzger

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Plant diversity within the Serengeti ecosystem is often overlooked. A logical focus is on broad factors such as climate, topographic heterogeneity and fire frequency. Subsequently, the issue of ... More


Maimonides’ Palm Tree

Michael Marder and Mathilde Roussel

in The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter initially discusses Maimonides' argument that palm trees grow in a permanent state of exception, and stand for all other trees and plants, as they are excluded from the sphere of the ... More


Seed germination and seedling establishment

M. Anwar Maun

in The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570356
eISBN:
9780191916731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570356.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

For the transformation of a seed to a seedling complex physical and biochemical changes occur within a seed before germination can proceed. Germination is controlled by diverse seed dormancy ... More


Ecology of Plant-Derived Smoke: Its Use in Seed Germination

Lara Jefferson, Marcello Pennacchio, and Kayri Havens-Young

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199755936
eISBN:
9780190267834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199755936.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book focuses on the use of plant-derived smoke as a tool, used for promoting seed germination and growth. Our ancestors may have used smoke in this capacity for centuries. Only recently has the ... More


The Herbaceous Layer as a Filter Determining Spatial Pattern in Forest Tree Regeneration

Lisa O. George and Fakhri A. Bazzaz

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter first considers the influence of the understory filter on dispersal, germination, and survival of tree seeds and seedlings individually. It then explains the effects of the understory ... More


List of Plants

Lara Vanessa Jefferson, Marcello Pennacchio, and Kayri Havens

in Ecology of Plant-Derived Smoke: Its Use in Seed Germination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199755936
eISBN:
9780190267834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199755936.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the scientific experimentations aimed at identifying the germination stimulants and compounds present in certain plant forms. It surveys the effects of the different methods, ... More


Flowers

David R. Dalton

in The Chemistry of Wine: From Blossom to Beverage and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190687199
eISBN:
9780197559802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687199.003.0020
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Generally, grape vines produce extraneous shoots (“suckers”) on the plant in addition to those growing beyond the few desired on the cordon wanted for proper vine growth. Generally, again, suckers ... More


Macronutrients—Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur

Robert F. Keefer

in Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195121025
eISBN:
9780197561270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195121025.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Application of limestone to a soil changes the (a) soil physical properties by encouraging granulation and improving tilth; (b) soil chemical properties by decreasing soil acidity, increasing ... More


Drought-Related Characteristics of Important Cereal Crops

Keith T. Ingram

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Humans cultivate more than 200 species of plants, but this chapter reviews responses of 5 important cereal crops to drought. These crops are maize (Zea mays L.), rice (Oryza sativa L.), wheat ... More


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