Plant Allometry by Karl J. Niklas
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Plant Allometry
By Karl J. Niklas

Plant Allometry

The Scaling of Form and Process

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Plant Allometry by Karl J. Niklas

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Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole, has produced various results in research on animals. This text applies allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology and reproduction of plants. The author covers a broad spectrum of plant life, from unicellular algae to towering trees, including fossil as well as extant taxa. He examines the relation between organic size and variations in plant form, metabolism, reproduction and evolution, and draws on the zoological literature to develop allometric techniques for the peculiar problems of plant height, the relation between body mass and body length, and size-correlated variations in rates of growth. For readers unfamiliar with the basics of allometry, an appendix explains basic statistical methods. This text should be useful reading for botanists interested in an original, quantitative approach to plant evolution and function, and for zoologists who want to learn more about the value of allometric techniques for studying evolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226580814
ISBN-10: 0226580814
Format: Paperback
(278mm x 153mm x 22mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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