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An Introduction to Plant Biochemistry

    Naturevolume 134page795 (1934) | Download Citation



    THIS book might be taken as affording a measure of how much chemistry the student of botany is ex pected to know. Somehow, chemistry does not as a rule find favour with botanists; it is perhaps too remote from the other sides of their subject, so that plant physiology is not nearly so developed a field as animal physiology. Indeed it has been largely left to the chemist, whose achievements in unravel ling the constitution of the pigments, chlorophyll, anthocyan and carotene, of the alkaloids, sugars and what not else, are well known. But there remains so much to find out in the plant world, there are so many questions unanswered, that every encourage ment must be given to any effort to impart and acquire knowledge in this field.

    An Introduction to Plant Biochemistry.

    By Dr. Catherine C. Steele. Pp. viii + 356. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1934.) 15s. net.

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