Plant Response as a Means of Physiological Investigation


THE emotions that will be aroused by this book in different classes of readers may well be very dissimilar. A biologically equipped reader with no special knowledge of plant physiology will experience dazzled admiration for the logical, progressive way in which the author builds up, not in words, but actually experiment on experiment, a complete functioning plant from three simple conceptions. These conceptions, which will be critically considered later, are briefly the following:—stimulation, the transference of external energy to the plant; contraction, the constant “direct response” of plant-cells to stimulation; expansion, including growth, the “indirect response” to stimulation.

Plant Response as a Means of Physiological Investigation.

By Prof. Jagadis Chunder Bose. Pp. xxxviii+781; with 278 illustrations. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1906.)

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BLACKMAN, F. Plant Response as a Means of Physiological Investigation . Nature 75, 313–315 (1907) doi:10.1038/075313a0

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