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Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives, Volume 10

Series: Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives Volume: 10

Edited By: Tiiu Kull, Joseph Arditti and Sek Man Wong

446 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2008 | #177795 | ISBN-13: 9781402088018
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NHBS Price: £185.50 $234/€220 approx

About this book

This is the 10th volume in a series which was initiated in 1977. Like previous volumes, it contains scientific peer reviewed reviews on topics dealing with orchids.

These topics include: an history of orchid breeders in Singapore; consideration whether orchids are mentioned in the Bible; review of food hairs in orchids; discussion of research on pollen effects on orchid flowers carried out a century ago by the German plant physiologist Hans Fitting in Bogor Indonesia which lead to the first suggestion that plants produce hormones; outline of pollen dispersal units in orchids; survey of orchids in art; a tracing of the history of Vanilla pollination; a chapter on viruses which attack orchids; and, an appendix which lists a very large number of orchid books. Like previous volumes, this volume will appeal to all those who are interested in orchids and plant scientists in general.


Contents

Editors
Manuscripts and Publications Policy
Contributors
Persons to whom this volume is dedicated
Preface
BIOGRAPHIES: 1. Unsung Heroes of the Singapore-malaysian Orchid World (1951-2000); Eng Soon Teoh
HISTORY-PHYSIOLOGY: 2. Pollination Effects on Orchid Flowers and the first suggeston by Prof. Hans Fitting (1877-1970) that plants produce hormones; Tim Wing yam, Yong Neng Chow, Popuri Nageswara Avadhani, Choy Sin Hew, Joseph Arditti and Hubert Kurzweil
BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC LITERATURE: 3. Are Orchids mentioned in the Bible?; Arnold S. Dunn and Joseph Arditti
MORPHOLOGY: 4. Food-hair Form and Diversification in Orchids; Kevin L. Davies
POLLINATION BIOLOGY: 5. Orchids pollen dispersal units and reproductive consequences; Ettore Pacini
ART: 6. A Rare Beauty: The Orchid in Western Art; Karen E. Quinn
HISTORY-POLLINATION: 7. Hand-pollination of Vanilla: How Many Discoverers?; Joseph Arditti, Adisheshappa Nagaraja Rao and Helen Nair
VIROLOGY: 8. Molecular biology of two orchid infecting viruses: Cymbidium mosaic potexvirus and Odontoglossum ringspot tobamovirus; Prabha Ajjikuttira and Sek Man Wong
APPENDIX: A list of Orchid Books; tim Wing yam, Benjamin Singer, Choy Sin Hew, Tiiu Kull, Irina Tatarenko and Joseph Arditti
Index of Persons
Index of Organism Names
Subject Index
Contents of Volumes I-IX

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