The Development of Flowers

The Development of Flowers

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This illustrated study examines the flower's four organ types from the perspectives of organ initiation, growth, maturation and function. Potential model systems are highlighted. Also explored are the developmental aspects of inflorescences and the flowers of grasses. The text concludes with a discussion of the partial processes and components of flower development which might be considered as sources of morphogenetic and developmental control. The author argues that flower development is best interpreted as an interactive process in which many potential points for the control of individual, minor reactions can be identified.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 325 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 23mm | 794g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 colour illustration, halftones, line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 019506688X
  • 9780195066883

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Chapter 1: Introduction: A Developmental Point of View. Chapter 2: The Angiosperm Flower and Life Cycle. C. McDaniel: Chapter 3: Photoperiodic Induction, Evocation and Floral Initiation. Chapter 4: The Perianth. Chapter 5: The Androecium. Chapter 6: The Gynoecium. Chapter 7: Inflorescences. Chapter 8: Flowers and Inflorescences of Grasses. Chapter 9: Flower Organogenesis: Summary and Prospect. Glossary. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. References Cited. Bibliographyshow more