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Author Bünning, Erwin, 1906-1990.
Title Ahead of his time : Wilhelm Pfeffer, early advances in plant biology / by Erwin Bünning ; translated by Helmut William Pfeffer.
Imprint Ottawa [Ont.] : Carleton University Press, 1989.

Author Bünning, Erwin, 1906-1990.
Series Carleton science series ; # 1.
Carleton science series ; # 1.
Subject Pfeffer, W. (Wilhelm), 1845-1920.
Botanists -- Germany -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 199 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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Note Translation of: Wilhelm Pfeffer : Apotheker, Chemiker, Botaniker, Physiologe, 1845-1920.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents 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-Moleculese) 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 Organisms8. 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 Energy12. 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. MÃ?ller -- Helmholtz -- Sachs -- Pfeffer
16. The Spread of PfeffergewÃ?chse [Pepper Plants] throughout the Worlda) 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
ISBN 9780773573574 (electronic bk.)
0773573577 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 243571799
Additional Format Print version: Bünning, Erwin, 1906- Wilhelm Pfeffer. English. Ahead of his time, Wilhelm Pfeffer. Ottawa, Canada : Carleton University Press, 1989 (DLC) 90208960.

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