The American Society of Plant Physiologists, a 5700-member nonprofit professional society located in Rockville, Maryland, announced that it has self-published a major textbook titled Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants.
ASPP cited the initiative as a huge contribution from and to the plant biology community. Spearheaded by Drs. Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones, all professors at the University of California at Berkeley while the book was under development, this project fills a void in the literature for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. The 1400-page textbook includes over 1,100 full-color original drawings and 500 photographs; a CD-ROM of all the illustrations will be available later this month.
The three scientific editors collaborated with academic colleagues in the top tier of plant biologists working around the world to create a boldly contemporary picture of plant biochemistry and molecular biology, integrated around the themes of compartmentation, cell reproduction, energetics, metabolism, and development. The result is an impeccably organized and visually stunning work for both teaching and reference.
The book is being offered in clothbound and paperbound editions and is priced to fit the student's, professor's, and librarian's budget.
Introduced at the ASPP Annual Meeting in San Diego in mid-July, the book promptly sold well over 600 copies. It will be marketed using direct mail to members of sister societies, faculty, libraries, and bookstores, as well as Web-based efforts, for example, at aspp.org/biotext.
The American Society of Plant Physiologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant physiology, to encourage and publish research in plant physiology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Over the decades the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology, as well as to serve the basic
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