This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
In horticulture, agriculture, and food science, plants’ reproductive physiology is an important topic relating to fruits and vegetables, the main consumable parts of plants. All aspects of plant physiology, including plants’ reproductive systems, are important to the production of food, fibers, medicine, cosmetics, and even fuels. This volume presents many new studies on plants’ reproductive systems, including new research on sperm cells in plant reproduction; the effect of herbivory on plant reproduction; disturbances to functional diversity; plant genes, hormones, DNA; and much more.
"Reflects the most recent research progresses in plant reproductive physiology. It serves as a timely ‘must-have’ collection of papers for anyone interested in angiosperm reproductive biology."
—Shucun Sun, Center for Ecological Studies, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academic of Sciences, Chengdu, China, in The Quarterly Review of Biology
A Plant Germline-Specific Integrator of Sperm Specification and Cell Cycle Progression
Effects of Herbivory on the Reproductive Effort of 4 Prairie Perennials
Identification of Flowering Genes in Strawberry, a Perennial SD Plant
Changes in Tree Reproductive Traits Reduce Functional Diversity in a Fragmented Atlantic Forest Landscape
Genetic Subtraction Profiling Identifies Genes Essential for Arabidopsis Reproduction and Reveals Interaction Between the Female Gametophyte and the Maternal Sporophyte
Arabidopsis WRKY2 Transcription Factor Mediates Seed Germination and Postgermination Arrest of Development by Abscisic Acid
DNA Methylation Causes Predominant Maternal Controls of Plant Embryo Growth
Gibberellin Acts through Jasmonate to Control the Expression of MYB21, MYB24, and MYB57 to Promote Stamen Filament Growth in Arabidopsis
Expressions of ECE-CYC2 Clade Genes Relating to Abortion of Both Dorsal and Ventral Stamens in Opithandra (Gesneriaceae)
A Comparative Analysis of Pollinator Type and Pollen Ornamentation in the Araceae and the Arecaceae, Two Unrelated Families of the Monocots
Life History Traits in Selfing Versus Outcrossing Annuals: Exploring the ‘Time-Limitation’ Hypothesis for the Fitness Benefit of Self-Pollination
Functional Diversity of Plant–Pollinator Interaction Webs Enhances the Persistence of Plant Communities
How to Be an Attractive Male: Floral Dimorphism and Attractiveness to Pollinators in a Dioecious Plant
Pollen Development in Annona cherimola mill
Implications for the Evolution of Aggregated Pollen
Distinct Short-Range Ovule Signals Attract or Repel Arabidopsis Thaliana Pollen Tubes In Vitro