The Relationship of Anatomy to Morphology in Plants: A New Theoretical Perspective

  title={The Relationship of Anatomy to Morphology in Plants: A New Theoretical Perspective},
  author={W. Hagemann},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={S38 - S48}
  • W. Hagemann
  • Published 1 September 1992
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
Some guiding principles are given in five theses to provide a synthesis between comparative morphology, the science of the outer form (Gestalt) of plants, and plant anatomy as the science of the histological structure of plants. A short historical review shows that both are concerned with different organismal units. In morphology the whole plant is the unit; in anatomy it is the cell. The differentiation of the plant form has little to do with the cellular structure, which is secondary, because… 

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