9780520248861-0520248864-Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States (California Natural History Guides)

Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States (California Natural History Guides)

ISBN-13: 9780520248861
ISBN-10: 0520248864
Edition: 1
Author: Russo, Ronald A.
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520248861
ISBN-10: 0520248864
Edition: 1
Author: Russo, Ronald A.
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Russo, Ronald A. wrote Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States (California Natural History Guides) comprising 400 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520248864 and 9780520248861. Since then Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States (California Natural History Guides) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Oak apples, honeydew and ambrosia galls, witches’ brooms, and fasciationsall are types of plant galls, a commonly observed, yet little-understood botanical phenomenon. Often beautiful and bizarre, galls are growths of various shapes, sizes, and colors produced by host plants in response to invading organisms. This guide, a trove of natural history lore, explores this hidden realm, taking a fascinating look at the world of plant galls, the organisms that initiate them, their host plants, and their intricate behaviors. Focusing on native trees and shrubs, but also discussing several galls that occur on herbaceous and ornamental plants, it illuminates the complex interrelationship between botany and entomology and magnifies our awareness of plant communities in the West.

* Identifies more than 300 species of galls95 on oaks, 22 on members of the rose family, 60 desert species, and 35 species that are new to science

* Describes plant galls from coastal dunes, the high Sierra, the Great Basin, forests throughout the western states, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts

* Includes information on host selection, growth and development, predator and parasite defense, and animal and human uses of galls

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