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This quantity offers the complaints of a symposium which I organised for the Developmental element of the Xlllth overseas Botanical Congress at Sydney, Australia on August 26, 1981. The paper through Professor T. Sachs, which was once bought too past due for inclusion into the symposium at Sydney, used to be additional to those lawsuits as a result of its direct relevancy and value. the purpose of the symposium used to be to kingdom in an specific and accomplished model the main easy axioms and ideas of plant morphology and morphogenesis. An expertise of those axioms and ideas is of paramount value considering the fact that they shape. the rules in addition to the aim of structural developmental botany. either instructing and examine are predicated on them. The advent by means of the editor in brief examines the which means of the innovations "axiom", "principle", and "plant construction". the great paper via Dr. G. Cusset, a special old evaluation, explicates 37 ideas of five significant conceptual structures and lots of subsystems. The broad research contains a family tree of rules and methods of taking into consideration significant authors starting from philosophers and naturalists of antiquity to contemporary investigators of plant shape and constitution. The bibliography of Dr. Cusset I s paper includes ca. seven-hundred references. The contribution by way of Professor H. Mohr focusses on smooth ideas of morphogenesis and offers a penetrating research of clinical rationalization in developmental biology. The common ideas (laws) defined during this paper practice to all residing platforms, while the extra particular rules are constrained to crops or purely greater vegetation. Professor T.

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Sch1mper, as Goethean as Goethe, but of a completely different age, always holds to the chain of being, and in 1865 dismissed Darwinism, as "the most limited, the most absurd, am the most unrefined of all the doctrines" (cited after Sachs). It will be noted that in 1968 Dromer, an amateur botanist, apparently without knowing the preceding works, attempted to explain phyllotaxy by "vertical ism and spiralism", concepts very close to those of Schimper and Braun. e. leafy shoot). e, agglomerated filaments, forming masses subject to repetition.

In a basipetal direction (contrary to Gaudichaud), he described fran the leaf to the root a torsion of bundles at the level of the hypocotyl. For Bonnier, it was really a question of a vascular evolution proper to the fol iar segment; but his theory of torsion ~uld be taken up as an interpretation of the anatcmy of the stem-root transition, a region indescribable in 'Jan Tieghemian anatomy without reference to the phytonic point of view (Chodat, 1911; Compton, 1912; Eames aoo Mac Daniels , 194]).

But he followed it completely for the "complex organs": stem, root, 30 and leaf are teleological ideas whose study can only be envisaged by a typo- logical method; as well, his theory of rejuvenation rests on the assertion that "youth rises from age" because of a "vital, hidden force which drives all beings to improve themselves," the Faustian theme par excellence. An extension of this concept is his attitude toward plant evolution. Thus he writes, .. " We do not think, contrary to Takhtaj an (1954), that this may be a real link with very early Darwinism, but much rather an estimation of levels of subtlety in the chain of being.

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