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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The book on botany

James Mauseth

James Mauseth

James Mauseth, a professor in the Section of Integrative Biology, has published the fourth edition of his textbook, “Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology.” Daniel Oppenheimer, a writer in the College of Natural Sciences, talked to Mauseth about the book and cacti, the main interest of Mauseth’s research. Below is an excerpt from the interview. Click here for the full interview and here for a cactus slideshow.

Speaking of stories, why did you decide to study cacti in the first place?

It would
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