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Plant Reproductive Ecology: Patterns and Strategies

Edited By: LL Doust and J Doust

344 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 1990 | #7340 | ISBN: 0195063945
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A collection of critical reviews by leading investigators examining plant reproduction and sexuality within a framework of evolutionary ecology.

"Some papers achieve their goal of reviewing and synthesizing, while others provide worthy comprehensive reviews. . . .A good reference volume for researchers." --Plant Genetics Newsletter
"This book provides a valuable reference for graduate students and researchers interested in evolutionary ecology and plant reproductive biology. Chapters by the Lovett Dousts, Bertin, Zimmerman, and Lee are especially notable in their critical and analytical perspectives on theory and current data."--REVIEWS
"Many individual chapters are superb and there is evidence of diligent editorial work (I strained to find a typographical error). For the specialist or one willing to brave a complex field relatively unaided, this is a most useful book."-- The Quarterly Review of Books
"Plant reproductive biology is currently undergoing rapid intellectual and empirical growth, brought about in large part by an infusion of new conceptual perspectives from which to describe and evaluate plant breeding


CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN PLANT BREEDING SYSTEMS: J. and L. Lovett-Doust: Sociology of plants - an emerging synthesis; Robert Bertin: Paternity in Plants; David Haig and Mark Westoby: Inclusive fitness, seed resources, and maternal care; Paul Cox: Monomorphic and dimorphic sexual strategies - a modular approach; Spencer Barrett: The evolution, maintenance, and loss of self-incompatability systems; Mark Schlessman: Gender diphasy ("sex choice"); ECOLOGICAL FORCES: Michael Zimmerman: Nectar production, flowering phenology, and strategies for pollination; Tom Lee: Patterns of fruit and seed production; Don Waller: Plant morphology and reproduction; Jacob Weiner: The influence of competition on plant reproduction; Steve Hendrix: Herbivory and its impact on plant reproduction; REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES OF NON-ANGIOSPERMS: Robert De Wreede and Terry Klinger: Reproductive strategies in algae; Brent Mishler: Reproductive ecology of bryophytes; Michael Cousens: Reproductive strategies of pteridophytes.

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