This book delves in detail the intimate functioning of the flower, whether it is on the biochemical, cellular, molecular, or the organism scale. It explains the form and function of the flower, not only from the physiology and developmental biology as-pects, but also from ecology and evolutionary sciences, integrating genetic, demo-graphic, and biogeographical perspectives.
Table of Contents
Architecture of Inflorescences: Flowers and inflorescences; Architecture of inflorescences; Examples of evolution of inflorescence architecture Floral Architecture and Morphogenesis: Floral architecture; Genetic expression and morphogenesis; Floral evolution through genes? Evolution of the Plane of Floral Organization: Phylogeny of Angiosperms; Evolution of floral characters linked to the gynoecium; Evolution and overall architecture of the flower; Evolution of the flower on the scale of the whorl Floral Architecture and Pollination: Dispersal and collection of pollen in allogamous plants; Autogamous plants Towards a Global Theory?: Dispersal and diversification; Sexuality and fertility; Dispersal of pollen and fertilization in heterogeneous conditions; Conclusion Conclusion Bibliography General index Botanical index