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.
Table of Contents
Reproduction in Microalgae Romain Gastineau, Nikolai A. Davidovich, Gustaaf M. Hallegraeff, Ian Probert and Jean-Luc Mouget
Mechanism of Sexual Reproduction in Fresh Water Microalgae Hiroyuki Sekimoto, Jun Abe and Yuki Tsuchikane
Reproduction in Bryophytes Adaíses Simone Maciel-Silva and Kátia Cavalcanti Pôrto
The Cytological Studies of Oogenesis and Fertilization of Ferns Cao Jian-Guo
Pollen-ovule Interactions in Gymnosperms Stefan Little, Natalie Prior, Cary Pirone and Patrick von Aderkas
Determination of Sex Expression in Cycads Marufa Sultana, Kalyan K. Mukherjee and Gaurab Gangopadhyay
Storage Lipids in Developing and Germinating Pollen Grain of Flowering Plants Agnieszka Zienkiewicz, Krzysztof Zienkiewicz and María Isabel Rodríguez-García
Pollination Biology and Breeding System of European Fritillaria meleagris L. (Liliaceae) Marcin Zych, Małgorzata Stpiczyńska and Katarzyna Roguz
Genetics and Reproductive Biology of Cultivated Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.): Implications in Breeding Jane Muthoni, Hussein Shimelis and Rob Melis
Reproductive Biological Characteristics of Dendrobium Species Xianyu Shen, Chenggang Liu and Kaiwen Pan
Biotic Pollination: How Plants Achieve Conflicting Demands of Attraction and Restriction of Potential Pollinators K.R. Shivanna
Nectar: Plant Interface for Complex Interaction with Biotic Environment Massimo Nepi
Hormonal Status of the Pollen-Pistil System: Role after Pollination Kovaleva L.V., Zakharova E.V., Andreev I.M. and Voronkov A.S.
Prevalence of Self-Sterility and other Reproductive Traits in Angiosperm Families with High Diversification Rates Miriam M. Ferrer, Sara V. Good and Jennie Herbin
Polyembryony Kundan Kishore
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—W. Loescher, Michigan State University, in Choice