Structural botany at St. Petersburg (Leningrad) University
The article describes development of structural botany within the walls of the St. Petersburg University as an independent academic discipline and research area. Information about the work in this area of A. S. Famintsyn, A. N. Beketov, O. N. Radkevich, V. K. Vasilevskaya, E. A. Kondratieva-Melville, B. R. Vasilyev and others is provided. Reference about the research conducted at the department at present time is given. It is focused mainly on the evaluation of the role of plants’ systemic organization in phylomorphogenesis processes, as well as investigation of the histogenesis and the structure-functional organization of a number of tissues, especially the epidermis and hypodermis of flowering plants leaves, as well as the apical meristem of non-seed plants. The main results of ongoing studies are discussed.
morphology and anatomy of plants, morphogenesis, tissue, apical meristem, epidermis, hypodermis, stele, systemic organization
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