Teaching Tools in Plant Biology, published by the American Society of Plant Biologists, combines up-to-date peer-reviewed research-based content with flexible presentation components that can be used alone or integrated into your lesson plans so that you can confidently present these exciting topics in your classroom. We've addressed the stress and pressure busy educators face when devising course material by providing a short essay introducing each topic, PowerPoint slides, and suggested readings. An editorial innovation of The Plant Cell, one of the most trusted names in plant biology.
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CURRENT TOPICS --
Medicinal Plants: Past, Present and Future (With Jane Ellis) Posted January 28, 2013
A Really Useful Pathogen, Agrobacterium tumefaciens(With Ze-Chun Yuan) Posted October 23, 2012
Fighting for their lives: Plants and pathogens (With Maryann Herman) Posted June 27, 2012
Plants, food and human health: You are what you eat? (With Mike Lean, Barry Pogson and Cathie Martin) Posted May 11, 2012
The End: Senescence and Cell Death (With Yuan Zhong and Jared Taylor) Posted January 11, 2012
Intimate Alliances: Plants and their Microsymbionts (With Ulrike Mathesius) Posted November 7, 2011
Plants and Arthropods: Friends or Foes? (With Merijn Kant) Posted August 31, 2011
Plants Are Not AlonePosted June 16, 2011, revised April 2, 2013
Genetic Improvements in AgriculturePosted May 31, 2011
Strigolactones (With Shinjiro Yamaguchi) Posted April 25, 2011, revised November 30, 2012
SalicylatesPosted February 28, 2011, revised August 14, 2012
JasmonatesPosted January 28, 2011, revised October 16, 2012
Abscisic AcidPosted December 22, 2010, revised April 23, 2012
Ethylene (With Caren Chang) Posted October 28, 2010, revised April 10, 2012
BrassinosteroidsFirst posted September 30, 2010, revised November 22, 2011
Gibberellins (With Christy Fleet) First posted August 6, 2010, revised October 17, 2011
CytokininsFirst posted June 23, 2010, revised July 28, 2011
The Story of AuxinFirst posted April 27, 2010, revised April 2, 2013
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Introduction to PhytohormonesFirst posted March 30, 2010, revised June 16, 2011
The Small RNA WorldFirst posted February 26, 2010, revised by Vagner Benedito ( ) May 3, 2013
EpigeneticsFirst posted January 29, 2010, revised April 2, 2013
Leaf Development 2 (Genetic Control of Leaf Development)First posted December 30, 2009, revised January 4, 2013
Leaf Development 1 (Evolutionary and Developmental Origins of Leaves)First posted November 30, 2009, revised October 23, 2012
Why Study Plants?First posted October 21, 2009, revised February 25, 2011
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Teaching Tools in Plant Biology are written and edited by Professor Mary Williams, a leader in plant biology education and the 2011 recipient of ASPB's Excellence in Education award. Mary received her BS in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD from Rockefeller University with Nam-Hai Chua. She carried out postdoctoral research with Ian Sussex at Berkeley. She was a professor for 14 years at Harvey Mudd College, a highly respected undergraduate institution, and spent several years as a member and chair of the ASPB Education Committee. Mary is an Honorary Senior Research fellow in the Plant Science Research Group at the University of Glasgow. Mary accepted the challenge of developing The Plant Cell Teaching Tools because she wanted the opportunity to share her passion for plant biology with a larger audience of students.
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