390 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 41 B/W Illus.
Reproductive biology is the basis of species improvement and a thorough understanding of this is needed for plant improvement, whether by conventional or biotechnological methods. This book presents an up to date and comprehensive description of reproduction in lower plants, gymnosperms and higher plants. It covers general plant biology, pollination, pollen-pistil interaction, post-fertilization changes, and seed dormancy.
" … discussions are quite detailed and technical and include extensive and recent references. Summing Up: Recommended."
—W. Loescher, Michigan State University, in Choice
Reproduction in Lower Plants. Reproduction in Gymnosperms. Reproduction in Higher Plants. General Biology of Reproduction. Pollen-Pistil Interaction. Development of Male and Female Gametophyte. Pollination. Post-Fertilization Changes. Seed and Bud Dormancy.