Trees are a major component of the biosphere and have played an
important part in the world's history and culture. With the modern
challenges of global warming and dwindling fossil fuel reserves,
trees, and in particular their wood, can provide solutions.
Unfortunately, too little is known about the biology of these
plants, due largely to a lack of appropriate techniques. In
recognition of this, Wood Formation in Trees presents a variety of
detailed techniques and protocols for the study of the cell and
molecular biology of wood formation in trees. Internationally
recognized experts, most of whom are the researchers who developed
the techniques, speak with authority in this volume, and also
provide first-hand tips and trade secrets to help the uninitiated
master the techniques. The techniques reflect a hierarchical
approach to the study of the developmental biology of wood
formation: anatomical, biochemical and molecular-genetic. Trees are
a tremendous but vastly under-appreciated natural resource. In an
age where the natural product is so often modified to suit modern
tastes and industrial processes, it is essential to understand how
the natural product is made. The techniques in this book provide
that essential information about the process of wood formation in
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Nigel J. Chaffey
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