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Cambridge University Press
14 February 2008
Molecular biology techniques have considerably increased our understanding of mechanisms underlying the control of flower initiation, development, function and senescence, processes which can be critically important in managing the yield of agricultural crops. The book covers the molecular and genetic control of flower morphogenesis in particular species and discusses the role and regulation of gene expression in the development, together with action of the male and female gametes in plant reproduction. The considerable variation in longevity of flowers and pattern of senescence are reviewed. The importance of ethylene in the control mechanism is discussed using examples of both ethylene-sensitive and insensitive species. The book will be vital to those researching floral physiology, and a useful reference for undergraduates studying relevant botanical courses.
Edited by:   R. J. Scott (University of Leicester), A. D. Stead (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   55
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   498g
ISBN:   9780521050487
ISBN 10:   0521050480
Series:   Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   14 February 2008
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Plant Reproduction

'... amongst scientific snapshots, it is a collectors' piece.' Hugh Dickinson, British Society for Development Biology ...amongst this rather eclectic collection of papers, are some real classics-to-be...a collectors' piece. Hugh Dickinson, British Society for Development of Biology Newsletter All of the chapters are well-written, and even the shorter research papers review relevant biology, bringing critical questions into focus....a useful reference for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and researchers who desire an overview of the plant reproductive process. Christine D. Chase, HortScience The articles in this volume represent an eclectic set of loosely related topics... Darlene Southworth, Plant Science Bulletin

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