The recent pandemic made life difficult for everyone. Like a sprout in need of nurture, some of us turned to plant collection as a hobby in order to offset some of the negative impacts of the pandemic on our well-being and mental health.
Speaking of plants, I am reminded of one of the Philippine’s prominent botanists – Mr. Leonardo Legaspi Co who died, ironically, where he was most comfortable, inside a forest teeming with indigenous trees. His death remains unresolved, yet his contributions to advancing the study of Philippine plants are a gift.
As a tribute to him, a website dedicated to forming a repository of known Philippine plants has been created: Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines. You might want to check it out if you’d like to learn more about the great plant diversity our country has.
To help you appreciate plants more, here’s a reviewer that covers and reviews different aspects of Plant Biology.
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Table of Contents
- Major Groups of Angiosperms
- Plant Organs
- Plant Tissue Systems
- Plant Cell Types
- Plant Growth
- Reproduction in Flowering Plants
- Plant Nutrition and Transport
- Plant Nutrients and the Soil
- Plant Hormones
- Plant Responses to Stimuli
Jump-start your review of plant biology with angiosperms, which are classified into two–monocots and dicots. Click here to go to the article.
Let’s dissect a typical plant and explore the different structures and organs that help it carry out its daily functions. Click here to go to the article.
Like most animals, the organs of plants contain tissues with characteristic functions. Learn more about plant tissue systems in this reviewer. Click here to go to the article.
Viewed under a microscope, what looks to be stationary on the outside is actually teeming with life. In this reviewer, you’ll learn the different types of plant cells that may look different from each other but all accomplish one goal–to ensure the plant’s survival. Click here to go to the article.
Although plants are stationary, they still respond to the environment by altering their growth. Learn about the two ways plants grow–primary growth and secondary growth. Click here to go to the article.
With the help of this reviewer, you’ll be able to understand the structures and processes involved in the fascinating sexual reproduction in flowering plants. Click here to go to the article.
Just like animals, plants also rely on nutrition to survive. In this reviewer, you’ll learn how water and sugars are transported in plants and the mechanisms that make such transport possible. Click here to go to the article.
Most plants derive essential nutrients from the soil. But sometimes, they also need the help of other organisms to meet their nutritional needs. Discover the different facets of plant nutrition in this reviewer. Click here to go to the article.
Much like animals, hormones control the body-wide responses in plants. Let’s summarize these hormones and their effects on plant growth. Click here to go to the article.
Plants are capable of responding to environmental stimuli, whether it’s light, touch, gravity, or the relative lengths of day and night. They also interact with other organisms either positively through mutualistic relationships, or negatively by employing different types of defenses. Learn more about how plants “behave” in this concise reviewer. Click here to go to the article.
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