Indispensable for all plant biologists, this is a fascinating and thorough examination of those factors which affect the sex determination of plant species, describing all of the main classes of plant with unisexual flowers hermaphrodite, monoecious and
Table of Contents
1. MADS-box factors in hermaphrodite flower development 2. The evolution of dioecy and plant sex chromosome systems 3. Molecular approaches to the study of sex determination in dioecious Silene latifolia 4. Male sex-specific DNA in Silene latifolia and other dioecious plant species 5. The Y chromosome of white campion: Sexual dimorphism and beyond 6. The role of DNA methylation in plant reproductive development 7. Sex determination by X:autosome dosage: Rumex acetosa (sorrel) 8. Sex expression in hop (Humulus lupulus L. and H.japonicus Sieb. et Zucc.) floral morphology and sex chromosomes 9. Search for genes involved in asparagus sex determination 10. Sex determination in Dioscorea tokoro, a wild yam species 11. Sex control in Actinidia is monofactorial and remains so in polyploids 12. Maize sex determination 13. Male to female conversion along the cucumber shoot: approaches to studying sex genes and floral development in Cucumis sativus
"This book offers a fascinating and thorough examination of those factors which affect the sex determination of plant species. It offers an extensive coverage of many different species, together with the different molecular approaches used in their study.