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Wilhelm Pfeffer : Early Advances in Plant Biology.

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Author/Creator:
Bünning, Erwin.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989.
Series:
Carleton Contemporary Series
Carleton Contemporary Series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (212 pages)
Subjects:
Pferrer, W. -- (Wilhelm), -- 1845-1920.
Botanists -- Germany -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Translator's Note
Foreword
1. Introduction and Some Important Dates in Pfeffer's Life
2. Basic Perception of Natural Science
a) A Life Devoted to Science
b) All Processes of Life Have a Physical Explanation
c) The Complexity of Life's Processes Is Often Overlooked
d) Biological Structures Do Not Have Sharp Boundaries. There Is no "Realization of An Idea
3. Pharmacy - Chemistry - Botany - Physiology - Cell Biology - Molecular Biology
a) In the Pharmacy
b) Botanist
c) Physiology
d) Molecular Biology, Micelles, Macro-Molecules
e) Only a Laboratory Botanist?
4. Mimosa, Staminal Filaments, Osmometer, Plasma Membrane
a) From Staminal Filaments to the Osmometer
b) The Plasma Membrane
c) The Contractile Cell
5. The Plasma Membrane - "The Gate Keeper in the Service of the Protoplast
a) Properties of the Plasma Membrane
b) Advances and Reversals after Pfeffer. Membranes Play an Active Role
6. The Single-Celled Organism Has the Ability to Do Everything. A Few Letters Are Adequate for the Genetic Code
7. Sensitivities of Single-Celled Organisms
8. Triggering within the Organism
a) "Stimulation
b) "Senses
9. Regulation and Feedback in the Organism
a) Feedback, Law of Mass Action
b) Adaptation of Enzyme Formation to the Substrate
c) Oscillations about Equilibrium
10. Activation, Regulation, Feedback Applied to the Technology Used for Physiological Studies
11. Energetics
a) There is no Special Vital Force
b) Life without Oxygen
c) Energy Conversion of the Cell at Rest
d) An Organism Does Not Have a Closed System of Energy
12. Endogenous Diurnal and Annual Periodicity
a) Circadian Leaf Movements
b) Hereditary or Conditioned Behaviour? The Darwin-Pfeffer Controversy
c) The Self-regulatory Periodicity of Inherent Factors.
d) Advances and Reversals after Pfeffer
e) Self-regulation of Annual Periodicity
13. Correlations: The Study of "Irrelevant Details" with Unexpected Consequences
14. Flaws in Literary Style
15. Purkinje - J. Müller - Helmholtz - Sachs - Pfeffer
16. The Spread of "Pfeffergewächse" [Pepper Plants] throughout the World
a) Pfeffer's 265 Students
b) The High Repute of Botany in Germany at the Turn of the Century
17. Where Did This Great Spirit Originate? His Character
a) The Ancestors
b) Character Traits
18. Duties within the University
a) General
b) Hermann Ullrich : Reminiscences on Studies with Pfeffer (a Personal Report)
19. Honours and a Sad End
a) Honours
b) Pessimism and Depression
c) 1918-1920
d) The Legacy
20. In Retrospect
21. Epilogue
Notes
Publications by Pfeffer
Publications by Collaborators
Visiting Scholars
Biographical Notes
Index
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Index of Subject and Places
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Pfeffer, Helmut Wilhelm.
Other format:
Print version: Bünning, Erwin Wilhelm Pfeffer
ISBN:
9780773573574
9780886291037
OCLC:
929121603
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