Marcelli Malpighii philosophi & medici Bononiensis, è Regia Societate, Anatome plantarum v. 1
Impensis Johannis Martyn, Regiae Societatis typographi, ad insigne campanae in coemeterio Divi Pauli, 1675
22. Plant Growth
Malpighi, as a keen observer, and draftsman and ingenious experimenter, discovered, with the aid of the microscope, the capillaries connecting arteries and veins. In this book he pioneered in understanding plant growth. He pictured the embryo sac and endosperm and recognized the formation of annular rings in wood. In the appendix the first microscopic description of the development of the chick embryo is given.