Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants v. 140

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants v. 140

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A book for cell, molecular, and developmental biologists, physiologists (organ level), biomedical scientists, biochemists studying cell-cell interactions, cell variation and evolution. This volume provides an overview of recent accomplishments in sexual reproduction in flowering plants that have altered our concepts of fertilization research. With special emphasis on the past 10 years, this work addresses both molecular and structural bases of reproduction, from gene expression in pollen development to self-incompatibility mechanisms and experimental approaches to obtaining in vitro fertilization of isolated gametes. Additionally, detailed information is provided about the organization of angiosperm gamates that is otherwise unavailable, including their isolation, physiology, cytoskeleton, and organization.
The book provides some of the first reviews of the molecular biology of incompatibility; features emerging concepts about flowering plant reproduction (including the male and female germ units as the functional units of fertilization); emphasizes emerging technologies such as molecular approaches to haploid cells; includes papers on sexual transformation, ovule and ex ovulo in vitro fertilization; and serves as a fundamental background for reproductive cell manipulation and reproductive cell engineering.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 585 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 1,020.58g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0123645433
  • 9780123645432

Table of contents

Part 1 Pollen grain and tube: pollen gene expression - molecular evidence, J.P. Mascarenhas; identification and in situ localization of pollen-specific genes, S.P. Davies, et al; pollen wall and sporopollenin, R. Wiermann and S. Gubatz; pollen germination, pollen tube growth and cytoskeletal organization, E.S. Pierson. Part 2 Gametes: the male germ unit - concept, composition and significance, H.L. Mogensen; organization, composition and function of the generative cell and sperm cytoskeleton, B.A. Palevitz and A. Tiezzi; freeze fracture of male reproductive cells, D. Southworth; sperm and generative cells - isolation, physiology and biochemistry, A. Chaboud; female germ unit - organization, isolation and function, B.-Q. Huang. Part 3 Programic phase and fertilization: a dynamic role for the stylar matrix in pollen tube extension, L.C. Sanders and E.M. Lord; origin of double fertilization, W.E. Friedman; double fertilization, S.D. Russell. Part 4 Manipulations in pollination and fertilization mechanisms: in vitro pollination - a new tool for analyzing evnironmental stress, I. Dupuis; in vitro fusion of gametes and production of zygotes, E. Kranz, et al; plant transformation using the sexual route, P. Roeckel, et al. Part 5 Self-incompatibility between pollen and stigma: gametophytic self-incompatibility - biochemical, molecular, genetic and evolutionary aspects, A. Singh and T.-H. Kao; sporophytic self-incompatibility systems - brassica S-gene family, M. Trick and P. Heizmann; sporophytic self-incompatibility systems - S-gene products, H.G. Dickinson, et al. Part 6 Postscript: plant reproductive biology - trends, C. Dumas and S.D. Russell.
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