N

NAD (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) in light-dependent reactions, 180 in respiration, 187, 188, 189, 190-91

NADH (Reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), 187, 188-91 NADP (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate), 176, 180 NADPH (Reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) in light-dependent reactions, 176,

179, 180, 181, 182 in light-independent reactions, 176-77, 182-83 Names, plant, 287-97, 519-41 Nastic movements, 207, 212 Nasturtium, 119 National Park Service, US, fire policy, 501

National parks (US). See also specific parks formation, 503-4 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

(Colorado), 344 Native Americans buttercup, use of, 465-66 cactus, use of, 475 Carrot Family, use of, 478 conifers, use of, 432, 433, 434,

435, 436 ferns, use of, 416-17 horsetails, use of, 408-9 Lily Family, use of, 484 mint, use of, 475-76 mustard, use of, 469 poppy, use of, 467-68 Pumpkin Family, use, 479 rose, use of, 470 sterility induced by stoneseed plants, 462 Sunflower Family, use of, 480 Natural disasters, disease transmission and, 306-7 Natural selection, 14, 277-78 "Nature versus nurture" concept, 248 Naval stores, 433

Near East region, plants originating in, 463 Neck, canal cells, 389, 390 Neljubow, Dimitry, 204 Nelumbo nucifera, seed dormancy, 150 Nematodes, 167, 373, 543 Neoaplectana carpocapsae, 543 Netted venation, 112, 116 Neurotoxins, from dinoflagellates, 343 Neutrons, 15

New South Wales National Park

(Australia), 437 Newton, Isaac, Sir, 177 Niacin, 176 Nicandros, 372

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

(NAD). See NAD (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP), 176, 180 Nicotine, 78, 477 Nightshade Family, 477, 478 Nighttime Gardeners, 262 Nitrate reduction, in chloroplasts, 186 Nitric acid, 488-89 Nitrogen atmospheric, 496-97 from brown algae, 346 in composting, 305 as essential element for growth,

166, 167, 168 fixing bacteria, 310, 313, 314, 497 as macronutrient, 166 from organic matter, 80 root nodules and, 76, 78 Nitrogen cycle, 496-98 Nitroglycerin, bioremediation, 309 Nitrosamines, 127

Nitrous oxide, in greenhouse effect, 193 Nix versus Hedden (1893), 134 Noble, David, 437 Nodding movements, 206 Nodes, 55, 87, 88, 100, 112 Noncyclic photophosphorylation, 180 Nonpolar covalent bonds, 18 Nori, 346-47

North America, plants originating in,

463, 464 Noscapine, 468 Nostoc, 312, 313, 314

commune, 314 Nucellus, 422, 426 Nuclear envelope, 37, 38 Nuclear radiation, 377-78 Nucleic acids, 21, 26, 317 Nucleoids, 301, 302

Nucleolus, 30, 38 Nucleomorph, 343 Nucleoplasm, 38 Nucleotides, 26, 232-38 Nucleus (atomic), 15 Nucleus (plant cell), 37-38 discovery, 30 DNAin, 13, 37-38 function, 32, 37 size, 34, 37, 38 structure, 37-38 Nutations, 206, 207 Nutmeg, California, 426-27 Nutrients, and growth, 198 Nuts, 140-41, 142, 433 Nymphaea, 130 Nyppon Sopa, 470

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