Plant Science Bulletin archive

Issue: 1988 v34 No 1 SpringActions


A Publication of the Botanical Society of America, Inc.

THOMAS N. TAYLOR, Editor Department of Botany, Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210 (614) 422-3564

Editorial Board
SHIRLEY GRAHAM Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
RUDY SCHMID Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California, 94720
HARDY W. ESHBAUGH Department of Botany, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056

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February 1988 Volume 34 No. 1


1987 Lawrence Memorial Award

John V. Freudenstein of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium. Cornell University is the recipient of the 1987 Lawrence Memorial Award. A student of Dr. Jeff J. Doyle. Mr. Freudenstein has undertaken a systematic revision of the orchid genus Corallorhiza and its allies. He will use the proceeds of the Award for travel to Mexico for field research. Commemorating Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University. the annual Award of $1,000 is made to an outstanding doctoral candidate for travel in support of dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences.


NEBC Symposium

The New England Botanical Club is planning a regional symposium entitled "Plant Conservation: A Biogeographical Perspective." This will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday evening and all day Saturday, 6-7 May 1988. The aim of the symposium will be to address plant conservation in a biogeographic framework. There will be keynote speakers on Friday evening and Saturday morning, followed by three paper sessions on Saturday. (Paper Sessions: Biogeographical Perspectives; New England States Plant Conservation; Research on New England Taxa.) Proceedings will be published in a regular number of RHODORA. For further information, please contact: Symposium, New England Botanical Club, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Hunt Institute 6th International Exhibition

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University will present its 6th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration from 8 April until 31 July 1988. In preparation since 1983, when the Institute staged its last International, this show will contain 97 artworks by 93 artists from Australia, Brazil, People's Repbulic of China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, the U.S., and the U.S.S.R., including loans from the Japan Botanical Art Society in Tokyo, Academia Sinica in Beijing and the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. in Leningrad.

An illustrated catalogue with biographical data, portraits of the artists, and reproductions of the artworks will be on sale at the Institute. Collectively, the catalogs from the earlier shows and the present one contain the most comprehensive record available of 20th-century botanical artists and illustrators--the number of individuals represented now totals 565.

Open to the public free of charge, the exhibition will be on display on the 5th floor of the Hunt Library building from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1 00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, contact the Institute at (412)268-2434.

ASCB Summer Research Conference

The American Society for Cell Biology is sponsoring a conference entitled "Algal Experimental Systems in Cell Biological Research" to bring together investigators and students to discuss basic cell biological phenomena being studied with algal models. A major purpose of the meeting is to promote exchange of information on techniques and materials to the mutual benefit of researchers now working in diverse areas. The numerous advantages of using appropriate algal models for basic research should become more apparent to the research community from the proceedings and subsequent publication.

This conference will be held at the Airlie House Conference Center, Airlie. Virginia, June 25-29, 1988.


In addition to the post-presentation question periods, there will be scheduled discussion times on topics and on organisms of particular interest. There will be workshops/demonstrations on immuno microscopy, potentials of image analysis, fluorescence/flow cytometry, and microinjection and electrofusion techniques. The organizers for the conference are Drs. A. W. Coleman, Brown University, Providence and L. J. Goff, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Requests for program and application information should be addressed to: ASCB Summer Research conference, national office, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301)530-7153.

ASCB/EMBO Conference

Studies of the movement of proteins between intracellular organelles, the redistribution of organelles during cell division to daughter cells, and the striking spatial organization of proteins, mRNAs, chromosomes, and other cellular structures, have led to the realization that sorting of macro-molecules is critical for cellular function and development. In this conference, jointly sponsored by the American Society for Cell Biology and the European Molecular Biology Organization, we hope to bring together developmental and cell biologists to identify key questions for future investigation. Participants will have the opportunity to present posters. "Sorting in Eukaryotic Cells" will be held at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Scotland, September I1-15, 1988.

Additional information may be obtained from: ASCB/EMBO Conference, ASCB National Office. 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, (301)530-7153.

Stebbins Symposium

The Botanical Society of America will receive a check for $4,000 in June or July, toward establishment of a Stebbins Symposium in Plant Evolutionary Biology. The symposium is to be held for the first time at the annual meeting of the Botanical Society with AIBS in August, 1988 at the University of California, Davis, where Professor Stebbins taught and conducted research.

The funds for the symposium were donated by Dr. Leslie Gottlieb and Dr. S. K. Jain of the Department of Genetics, University of California, Davis. The funds, which eventually may reach $10,000, represent the royalties for "Plant Evolutionary Biology", being published by Chapman and Hall, the proceedings volume of the Stebbins Symposium in Evolutionary Biology which was held in Davis in September, 1986 and which was organized by Professors Gottlieb and Jain. They expect that the funds will allow the Botanical Society to organize an outstanding symposium, to be held in even-numbered years, on any of the several topics which were and are of interest to Professor Stebbins. Sugggested themes include population genetics, population biology, sytematics, evolution, molecular and developmental biology. A committee to plan this year's symposium has been appointed by the society president; it is headed by W. H. Wanger and includes Beryl Simpson and Spencer Barrett. The theme and speakers will be announced later. Drs. Gottlieb and Jain expect that the Symposium will serve as a continuing tribute to the inspiring work of Professor Stebbins, and will provide an opportunity for the Botanical Society membership to hear discussions of outstanding new research in progress in evolutionary biology. Drs. Gottlieb and Jain are to be commended wholeheartedly for their public-spirited use of the royalties from their book. We can look forward to an exciting symposium next summer at Davis!

Proterozoic Symposium

"The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study" symposium will be held 20-22 August 1988 at the Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, University of California, Los Angeles, California. This symposium is organized by the Precambrian Paleobiology Research Group-Proterozoic.

The schedule is as follows: Saturday, August 20: Registration and Mixer; Sunday, August 21: Symposium and Posters; Monday, August 22: Symposium, Posters and Banquet. Registration is $10 (waived for those who preregister prior to June 1).

The PPRG-P, a 50 member international multidisciplinary consortium investigating interrelated biospheric-lithosperhic-environmental evolution during Proterozoic time, will convene a two and one-half day symposium at UCLA in August 1988. Topics addressed will include: Geology and Paleobiology of the Archeon Earth; Geologic and Environmental Evolution of the Proterozoic Earth; Proterozoic Biogeochemistry; Modern and Proterozoic Mat-Building Microbial Communities; Proterozoic Microfossils, Megafossils and Biostratigraphy; Biochemical Phylogeny and the Proterozoic Fossil Record; Patterns of Evolution and the Development of Proterozoic Ecosystems.

For additional information, list of participants, and preregistration materials, contact: Dr. J. William Schopf; CSEOL-PPRG, Geology Building: U.C.L.A., Los Angles, CA 920024 USA (phone: (213)825-1170; bitnet: EGS5BT1@UCLAMVS).

Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium

The Sixth Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium will be held June 3-5, 1988 at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Please contact Tom L. Phillips, 289 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 for further information and registration forms.

Phycological Society of America

The Phycological Society-OT America will hold its annual meeting PHYCOLOGY 88 on 24-29 July 1988 at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. Asilomar is located on the Pacific Coast along the Monterey Peninsula about 125 miles south of San Francisco. In addition to a full program of oral presentations and poster sessions, there will be three symposia: Cladistics in Studies of Algal Evolution; Applied Phycology-Strain Selection and Improvement; Molecular and Cellular Biology of Algae-Selected Tropics. Professor Kenneth Thimann of the University of California at Santa Cruz will offer the Distinguished Lecture on "Creativity in Science" after the banquet. To receive detailed information and forms for registration and housing, write: Dr. Norma J. Lang, Department of Botany, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

IOPB-1989 Symposium

The title of the International Organization of Plant Biosystematists (IOPB) is "Biological Approaches and Evolutionary Trends in Plants." Subtitles include: "The Biology and Evolution of Weeds," "Molecular Approaches in Plant Biosystematics", "Population Biology and Life History Evolution", Session 1. "Reproductive Biology of Plants". Session 2. "Demography and Life History of Plants". To obtain a preliminary announcement of the symposium, or to present a poster, write to the Chairman of the Symposium, Dr. Shoichi Kawano, Department of Biology. Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6C6. Japan. Matters concerning the IOPB should be addressed to the President, Or. Krystyna Urbanska, Geobotanische Institute, E.T.H., Zurichbergstrasse 38. CH-8044, Zurich, Switzerland.


Spring Systematics Symposium

The 11th annual Spring Systematics Symposium on Field Museum of Natural History, entitled "Evolutionary Innovations: Patterns and Processes" will be held May 14. 1988. For further information contact: Matthew H. Nitecki, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, Telephone: 312/922-9410.


Southern Appalachian Botanical Club Seeking Contributions

At the--5-0th Anniversary of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Club in 1986 the organization began working on a five year endowment fund drive to raise $200,000 to ensure the perpetual publication of SABC's journal CASTANEA. Part of the endowment fund drive's goal has been to secure pledges from individual botanists in $300 amounts to provide at least 10% of the total endowment fund. Corporate and private foundations are being solicited for the balance of the total. By the end of 1987 the individual member contribution had almost met the 10% goal and numerous small contributions have been received in addition to the $300 pledges. Botanists
from throughout the United States are urged to support the CASTANEA fund drive. Individual contributions or pledges may be sent to: Dr. Mike Baranski, Secretary-Treasurer, SABC, Department of Biology, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Lawrence Memorial Award Invites Nominations

The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund invites nominations for the 1988 Lawrence Memorial Award. Honoring the memory of Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Award ($1,000) is given annually to support travel for doctoral dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences including literature and exploration.

Major professors are urged to nominate outstanding doctoral students who have achieved official candidacy for their degrees and will be conducting pertinent dissertation research that would benefit significantly from travel enabled by the Award. The Committee will not entertain direct applications. A student who wishes to be considered should arrange for nomination by his/her major professor: this may take the form of a letter which covers supporting materials prepared by the nominee.

Support materials should describe briefly but clearly the candidate's program of research and how it would be significantly enhanced by travel that the Award would support. Letters of nomination and supporting materials, including seconding letters should be received by the Committee no later than 1 May 1988 and should be directed to. Dr. R. W. Kiger, Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA. Tel. (412)268-2434.

The Katharine H. Putnam Fellowships in Tree Science

Applications are invited -from established scholars seeking sabbatical opportunities or from young scientists, who wish to pursue research which would substantially benefit from access to the living woody plant collections of the Arnold Arboretum, and their supporting herbaria and libraries. Fellowships are tenable for up to one year. Fields of research can include theoretical and applied botany, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture and relevant social sciences. Appointees must be willing to teach a course in the University. The fellowship will provide a salary plus fringe benefits according to Harvard University norms. Travel costs to Boston will be reimbursed. Applications for the 1988-I989 should be forwarded to Peter S. Ashton, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 by February 29, 1988.

Opportunities to Study Field Ecology in Michigan

Michigan State University's W. K. Kellogg Biological Station is pleased to announce a variety of undergraduate and graduate field ecology courses for the 1988 Summer Session. Through the field-trip format, these courses give students a first-hand look at the ecological diversity in the Great Lakes Region: visits with instructors to streams, lakes, marshes, swamps, bogs, dunes, prairies, old fields, oak-hickory, beech-maple-basswood, northern hardwood, and boreal forests. The 1988 courses include: Field Plant Systematics; Comparative Limnology; Freshwater Algae; Plant Ecology: Population Ecology; General Entomology; Distribution and Activities of Micro-organisms; Outdoor Environmental Studies: Vertebrate Biology: Animal Ecology; Ornithology; Invertebrates; Herpetology; Ecology of Fishes; Current Topics in Ecological Research; Field Biology for Teachers.

These courses run for five weeks from June 22-July 27 or from July 28-August 31. There are several undergraduate and graduate stipends available as well as part-time jobs to assist students with financial need. For information contact: Jan Eberhardt, Academic Coordinator, W. K. Kellogg Biological Station; Michigan State University; Hickory Corners, MI 49060. (616) 671-2356.

Tropical Botany Course

For the fourteenth year, Harvard University Summer School, in collaboration with Fairchild Tropical Garden, offers an intensive in-residence graduate level course in tropical botany ("Plants of the Tropics"), centered in Miami Florida at Fairchild Tropical Garden. The course (4 weeks) will be given completely in Miami from June 13-July 9, 1988. The instructor will be P. B. Tomlinson, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA 01366.

A reasonably extensive training in the botanical sciences and familiarity with the major groups of plants are prerequisites. Students will be chosen according to whether their experience and interests will allow them to benefit from the course and the significance the course may have in their further professional development.

This course is limited to 10 students, with preference given to graduate students. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous experience. their academic needs and their ability. Scholarships for partial tuition and partial travel support are available for qualified students.

Applications should be made to the Summer School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, but with the earlier dead-line of March 31, 1988 (Environment-al and Field Biology, Department FB, Harvard Summer School, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). Admission is made on the basis of a Supplementary Application available at the above address.

Workshop on Plant and Animal Cell Microinjection

This three day (May 20-22, I988) workshop is designed to promote the use of microinjection of plant and animals cells. Areas to be covered will include microinjection of small organic dyes and large bimolecules into living cells and embryos, and


information on high resolution light microscopy and quantitative analysis using chromogenic compounds. The workshop will consist of lectures, demonstrations and laboratories.

Interchange among attendees (16 instructors, 50 participants) is anticipated to lead to new approaches to research in the biological sciences. Limited financial assistance will be available. Registration fees: $100 for full participation (labs, lectures, demonstrations); $50 for lectures and demonstrations only. Co-Directors: E. Tucker (Baruch College, New York) and R. B. Silver (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Application deadline is April I, 1988. For further information contact: Office of Sponsored Programs, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA (617)548-3705, ext. 216.


Field Collecting Position

The Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany has a one-year field collector position available in the Flora of the Guianas project. Beginning in July or August of 1988 the individual selected will spend the remainder of I988 through April 1989 in the Guianas collecting plant specimens. and May-June 1989 in Washington, D.C. helping to identify the collections. Tropical collecting experience required. For
further information contact V. A. Funk, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560: (202)357-2560. This position is open to all qualified individuals and will remain so until a suitable person is found. The Smithsonian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Plant Ecologist

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in plant ecology at the Hartford Regional campus to begin in September, 1988. We welcome applications from individuals working in any area of plant ecology, but we are particularly interested in individuals that will develop an active research program to complement our existing strengths in plant population biology and community ecology, plant evolutionary biology, and plant systematics. We will expect the successful candidate to interact with colleagues at Storrs on a regular basis, and we will provide an office at Storrs in addition to facilities at the Hartford campus. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and will be expected to teach beginning and advanced undergraduate courses in biology.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae. a statement of research interests, reprints of published papers, and at least three letters of reference to: Dr. Kent E. Holsinger. Chairman Plant Ecology Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U-43. 75 North Eagleville road, Storrs, CT 06268. Applications should be received no later than March 7, 1988. The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Associate Scientist I/Associate Scientist II

Breedlove,Dennis and associates, Inc. is a rapidly growing Orlando based environmental consulting firm. We currently have a staff of 42 and are looking for 10 additional people with varying levels of collegiate and work experience. The ideal candidates will have the following qualifications.

Specific responsibilities: provide assistance with data anlaysis, preparation of technical information and project status; support Project Manager in site evaluation, groundtruthing, environmental evaluations, jurisdictional analyses and generate clear, concise field notes; provide coordination on technical information regarding question, problems. additional work with clients and agencies: assist Administrative Assistant in making decisions on priorities, delegating work load on technical tasks.

Qualifications: B.S. degree in biology or environmental area; preference for concentration in botany (M.S. degree will be considered). 1-2 years working experience in an environmental related area strongly recommended. Strong preference for background of training/work experience in Florida or southeast U.S. Must be willing to work in field under sometimes uncomfortable conditions. Attention to detail and a strong desire to assume responsibility for decision making and problem solving is a major prerequisite. Good references.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please forward your resume and salary requirements to Patricia Reynolds, Personnel Dept., Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc., 2412 Forsyth Road, Orlando. FL 32807.

Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences of Rutgers University invites applications for an assistant or associate professorship in EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. We are particularly interested in scientists working on evolutionary questions by using modern molecular techniques, with any group of organisms. The successful candidate would interact with a large ecology and evolution group within a Department that represents many levels of biological organization. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of research achievement, and must develop an active, funded research pr gram, teach, and participate in cur graduate program. Excellent start-up funds and laboratory facilities are available. Applicants should send, preferably by April 1, their curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests and plans, representative reprints, and names of three references to: Prof. Steven N. Handel, Chair of Evolution Search, Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1059. Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.


Adams, R. L. P., Knowler, J. T. and Leader, D. P. The Biochemistry of the Nucleic Acids. Tenth Edition. Methuen, Inc., 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY I0001, 1987. xviii + 526 p. ISBN 0-412-27280-6. Price: $33.00.

Aldridge, R. J., ed. Palaeobiology of Conodonts. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York , NY 10158, 1987. 180 p. illus. ISBN 0-470-20788-4. Price: $69.95.

Austin, D. F., Cholewa, R. B., Lassiter, R. B. and Hansen, B. F. The Florida of John Kunkel Small: His Species and_ Types, Collecting Localities, Bibliography and Selected Reprinted Works. The New York Botanical Garden Bronx, New York 10458, 1987. iii + 350 p. illus. ISBN 0-89327-3I8-X. Price: $33.05.

Austin, R. L., ed. Conodonts: Investigative Techniques and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158, 1987. 422 p. illus. ISBN 0-470-20697-7. Price: $89.95.


Bassett, M. J., ed. Breeding Vegetable Crops. Van Nostrand Reinhold, Inc. 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 1985. xii + 584 p. illus. ISBN 0-87055-499-9. Price: $79.95.

Battley, E. H. Energetics of Microbial Growth. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, 1987. xxi + 450 p. ISBN 0-471-08492-1. Price: None given.

Brown, C. M., Campbell, I. and Priest, F. G. Introduction to Biotechnology. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc. 667 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, 1987. vii + 169 p. ISBN 0-632-01139-4. Price: $20.00.

Buck, W. R., ed. A Collection of Bryological Papers Presented to William Campbell Steere on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday. Bryostephane Streeteana. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY I0458, 1987. x + 778 p. illus. ISBN 0-89327-322-8. Price: $136.05.

Cole, M. M. The Savannas: Biogeography and Geo-botany. Academic Press, 1250 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, 1986. xvii + 438 p. illus. ISBN 0-12-179520-9. Price: $79.50.

Czerkas, S. J. and Olson, E. C., eds. Dinosaurs Past and Present. Volume II. University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096, 1988. xiii + 164 p. illus. ISBN 0-295-96570-3. Price: $35.00.

DeAngelis, D. L., Post, W. M. and Travis, C. C. Positive Feedback in Natural Systems. Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xii + 290 p. ISBN 0-387-15942-8. Price: DM 138.

Deshmukh, I. Ecology and Tropical Biology. Blackwell Scientific Publications. 52 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, 1986. xii + 387 p. illus. ISBN 0-86542-314-4. Price: None given.

Desmond, R. Wonders of Creation. Natural History Drawings in the British Library. Longwood Publishing Group, 27 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894-2069. 1986. 252 p. illus. ISBN 0-7123-0071-6. Price: $39.95.

Dulbecco, R. The Design of Life. Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520, 1987. viii + 458 p. illus. ISBN 0-300-03791-0. Price: $39.95.

Edmunds, L. N. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Biological Clocks. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1988. xvi + 407 p. ISBN 0-387-96559-9. Price: $79.00.

Elliott, D. K., ed. Dynamics of Extinction. John Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158, 1986. x + 294 p. ISBN 0-471-81034-7. Price: None given.

Elson, E., Frazier, W. and Glaser, L., eds. Cell Membranes: Methods and Reviews. Volume 3. Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, 1987. xiii + 417 p. illus. ISBN 0-306-42620-X. Price: $75.00.

Engelhardt, H., editor. Practice of High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Applications, Equipment and Quantitative Analysis. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xii + 461 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-12589-2. Price $79.00.

Enger, E. D., Gibson, A. H., Kormelink, J. R., Ross, F. C. and Smith, R. J. Concepts in Biology. Fifth Edition. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, P.O. Box 59, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0539, 1988. xxiv + 580 p. illus. ISBN 0-697-95122-6. Price: None given.

Fernald, M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. Volume 2. Dioscorides Press, Inc., 9999 S.W. Wilshire. Portland, OR 97225, 1950. lxiv +, F. C. and Smith, R. J. Concepts in Biology. Fifth Edition. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, P.O. Box 539, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0539. 1988. xxiv + 580 p. illus. ISBN 0-697-95122-6. Price: None given.

Friis, E. M., Chaloner, W. G. and Crane, P. R., eds. The origins of angiosperms and their biological significance. Cambridge University Press, 510 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 1987. x + 358 p. ISBN 0-52132357-6. Price: None given.

Fuller, M. S. and Kaworski, A., eds. Zoosporic Fungi in Teaching and Research. Southeastern Publishing Corporation, 195 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30607, I987. viii + 303 p. illus. ISBN 0-935460-02-0. Price: None given.

Gomankov, A. V. and Meyen, S. V. Tatarina Flora. Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1986. 173 p. illus. ISBN 042(02)-86-213-86. Price: None given.

Greene, M. I. and Hamaoka, T., eds. Development and Recognition of the Transformed Cell. Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, 1987. xvi + 459 p. illus. ISBN 0-306-42636-6. Price: $65.00.

Hardesty, B. and Kramer, G., eds. Structure, Function and Genetics of Ribosomes. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1986. xxii + 810 p. illus. ISBN:0-387-96233-6. Price: $175.00.

Hardie, D. G. and Coggins, J. R., eds. Multidomain Proteins-Structure and Evolution. Elsevier Science Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 1663, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, 1986. xiv + 349 p. ISBN 0-444-80727-6. Price: $101.75.

Harris, J. R. and Horne, R. W. Membranous Structures. Electron Microscopy of Proteins. Volume 67. Academic Press, 1250 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, 1987. xii + 500 p. illus. ISBN 0-12-327606-3. Price: $117.00.

Hart, M. B., ed. Micropalaeontology of Carbonate Environments. John Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, 1987. 296 p. illus. ISBN 0-470- 20762-0. Price: $134.00.

Hartl, D. L., Freifelder, D. and Snyder, L. A. Basic Genetics. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116-9990, 1988. xvi + 505 p. illus. ISBN 0-86720-090-1. Price: $30.00.

Heiser, C. B. The Fascinating World of the Nightshades. Tobacco, Mandrake, Potato, Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, etc.. Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501, 1987. 211 p. illus. ISBN 0-486-25380-5. Price: $5.95.


Highshoe, G. L. Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Urban and Rural America. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. 1987. 819 p. illus. ISBN 0-442-23274-8. Price: $79.95.

Hoenigswald, H. M. and Wiener, L. F., eds. Biological Metaphor and Cladistic Classification. University of Pennsylvania Press, Blockley Hall, 418 Service Drive, Philadelphia, PA I9104. 1987. xiii + 286 p. ISBN 0-8122-8014-8. Price: $25.00.

Huiskes, A. H. L., Blom, C. W. P. M. and Rozema, J., eds. Vegetation Between Land and Sea. Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Inc., Book Review Dept., P.O. Box 989, 3300 AZ Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987. xvi + 340 p. illus. ISBN 90-6193-649-7. Price: $136.00.

Inoue, H., ed. Studies on Cryptogams in Southern Peru. Tokai University Press, Shinjuku Tokai Building 3-27-4, Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan Postal Number 160, 1987. 192 p. ISBN 4-486-00985-1. Price: None given.

Inouye. M. and Dudock, B. S., eds. Molecular Biology of RNA: New Perspectives. Academic Press, Inc., 1250 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, 1987. xii + 451 p. illus. ISBN: 0-12-372483-X. Price: None given.

Kagi, J. H. R. and Kojima, Y., eds. Metallothionein II. Proceedings of the Second International Meeting on Metallothionein and Other Low Molecular Weight Metal-Binding Proteins, Zurich, August 21-24, 1985. Birkhauser Verlag, P.O. Box I33 CH-4010 Basel, Schweiz, Switzerland, 1987. xii + 755 p. ISBN 0-8176-1804-X. Price: sFR. 118.-

Kapil, R. P., ed. Pollination Biology: An Analysis. Inter-India Publications, D-17 Raja, Garden Extn, New Delhi - 11015, India, 1985. xxviii + 300 p. illus. ISBN 81-210-0048-3. Price: None given.

Kimura, M., Kallianpur, G. and Hida, T., eds. Stochastic Methods in Biology. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2481, 1987. vi + 229 p. ISBN: 0387-17648-9. Price: $22.80.

King, R. M. and Robinson, H. The Genera of Eupatorieae (asteraceae). Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, 1987. ix + 581 p. illus. ISSN 0161-1542. Price: $70.00.

Klein, R. M. and Klein, D. T. Fundamentals of Plant Science. Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, 1988. xvi + 617 p, illus. ISBN 0-06-043707-3. Price: None given.

Klingmuller, W., ed. Azospirillum IV. Genetics, Physiology, Ecology. Springer-Verlag New York, 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1988. xiv + 246 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-18453=8. Price: $53.40.

Koch, R. Essays of Robert Koch. (K. C. Carter, translator). Greenwood Press, Inc., 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 1987. xxv + 189 p. ISBN 0-313-25951-8. Price: $35.00.

Korpela, T. and Christen, P., eds. Biochemistry of Vitamin B6. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Chemical and Biological Aspects of Vitamin B6. Catalysis. Birkhauser Verlag, P.O. Box 133, CH-4010 Basel, Schweiz, Switzerland, 1987. xxv + 469 p. ISBN 0-8176-1942-9. Price: sFr. 98.-

Kranz, J. and Rotem, J., eds. Experimental Techniques in Plant Disease Epidemiology. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1988. xviii + 299 p. ISBN 0-387-18128-8. Price: $89.95.

Lancaster, R. Garden Plants for Connoisseurs. Timber Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR 97225, 1987. 192 p. illus. ISBN 0-88192-088-6. Price: $29.95.

Mattson, W. J., Levieux, J. and Bernard-Dagan, C., eds. Mechanisms of Woody Plant Defenses against Insects. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1988. xiv + 416 p. ISBN 0-387-96673-0. Price: $59.00.

McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana: A Descriptive Account of the Vascular Plants of Western Mexico. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. MI, 1987. 786 p. ISBN 0-472-04968-2. Price: None given.

Metcalfe, C. R. Anatomy of the Dicotyledons. Volume III. Second Edition. Magnoliales, Illiciales and Laurales. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 1987. x + 224 p. illus. ISBN 0-19-854593-2. Price: $85.00.

Metcalfe, L. J. The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs. Reed Methuen Publishers, Inc., 39 Rawene Road, Auckland, 10. 1987. xviii + 346 p. illus. ISBN 0-474-00059-1. Price: None given.

Mickel, J. T., McVaugh, R., Karell, S. and Balslev, H. Liebmann's Mexican Ferns. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, 10458, 1987. 350 p. ISBN 0-89327-324-4. Price: $30.50.

Muenscher, W. C. Weeds. 2nd Edition. Cornell University Press, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, NY 14850, 1987. xi + 586 p. illus. ISBN 0-8014-9417-6. Price: $I6.95.

Nitecki, M.H., Bradof, K. L. and Nitecki, D. V. Literature of the Recetaculitid Algae: 1805-1980. Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, I987. iii + 215 p. ISSN 0096-2651. Price: $24.00.

Obe, G. and Basler, A., eds. Cytogenetics: Basic and Applied Aspects. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus NJ 07094-2491, 1987. viii + 401 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-18017-6. Price: $125.00.

Cheng, Ping-chin and Jan, Gwo-jen, eds. X-ray Microscopy. Instrumentation and Biological Applications. Springer-Verlag New York, 44 Hartz Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094-2491, 1987. xv + 415 p. illus. ISBN 0-387-18148-2. Price: $89.50.

Pinheiro, C., Balick, M. J. Brazilian Palms. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, 10458, 1987. 64 p. illus. ISBN 0-89327-317-1. Price: $10.75.

Pomerol, C. and Premoli-Silva, I. Terminal Eocene Events. Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY 10017-3872, 1986. xi + 414 p. ISBN 0-444-42623-X. Price: $75.75.

Primrose, S. B. Modern Biotechnology. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 50009, Palo Alto, CA 94303-9952, 1987. viii + 176 p. ilus. ISBN 0-632-01764-3. Price: None given.


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