The botanical multiverse of Peter Barlow

Chaffey, N, Volkmann, D and Baluška, F (2019) 'The botanical multiverse of Peter Barlow.' Communicative & Integrative Biology, 12 (1). pp. 14-30. ISSN 1942-0889

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Dr Peter Barlow, who died in 2017, was one of the most respected botanists and biologists of the latter half of the 20th Century. His interests covered a wide range of plant biological topics, e.g. root growth and development, plant cytoskeleton, effects of gravity, plant intelligence, pattern formation, and evolution of eukaryotic cells. Here we consider Peter’s numerous contributions to the: elucidation of plant patterns; understanding of root biology; role of the plant cytoskeleton in growth and development; influence of the Moon on terrestrial vegetation; Cell Body concept; and plant neurobiology. In so doing we attempt not only to provide an overview of Peter’s important work in many areas of plant biology, but also to place that work in the context of recent advances in plant and biological sciences.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: development, morphogenesis, patterns, patterning, roots, stomata, modelling, cell biology, cytoskeleton, cell walls, ethylene, ecology, gravity, lunisolar, plant neurobiology, Cell Theory, Cell Body, fossil plants
Divisions: School of Sciences
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 13:12
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 18:37
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