Plant Physiol. Lab Teaching Ideas
ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Mon Feb 7 08:18:41 EST 1994
Samuel_Beale at edu.brown wrote:
: In article <1994Feb4.173747.14520 at gw.wmich.edu>, enyedi at gw.wmich.edu wrote:
: > Feb 04, 1994
: > I am currently reorganizing my Plant Physiology course and am looking for new
: > ideas for lab period experiments/exercises.
: Check out a brand new book, Experiments in Plant Physiology, by Carol Reiss
: of Cornell University, published by Prentice Hall, 1994. It's a winner.
: (I'm not a completely disinterested party)
Also, look at:
Weyers, J.D.B. and Meidner, H. (1990), Ed. "Methods in Stomatal
Research", Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, England, pp 129-155.
I devised a method of peeling a known area of epidermis from the leaves
of Commelina communis during my PhD at Lancaster (see: Weyers, J.D.B.
and Travis, A.J. (1981) Selection and preparation of leaf epidermis for
experiments on stomatal physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, 32,
1169-1179) which Jonathan has now raised to a fine art ;-)
Commelina communis is easy to grow and we used to run student practical
classes incubating pieces of epidermis in small petri-dishes under
different conditions. Cheap, easy and very interesting experiments.
Dr. A.J.Travis, | JANET: <ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri>
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