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Pollen and Spores: Patterns of Diversification

Series: Systematics Association Special Volumes Series Volume: 44

Edited By: S Blackmore and SH Barnes

400 pages, 49 b/w photos, 30 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #14680 | ISBN: 019857746X
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Brings together work in the fields of palaeobotany, ontogeny, molecular biology and systematics, to present a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of pollen. Particular attention is paid to fossil evidence and novel methods of study from new researchers.


S. Blackmore & S.H. Barnes: Palynological diversity; R.C. Brown & B.E. Lemmon: Sporogenesis in simple land plants; U. Fanning, J.B. Richardson & D. Edwards: A review of in situ spores in Silurian land plants; J. Gray: Tetrahedralites, Nodospora, and the 'cross' tetrad: an accretion of myth; G.A. van Uffelen: The control of spore wall formation; J.H.A. van Konijnenburg van Cittert: Diversification of spores in fossil and extant Schizaeaceae; M.E. Collinson: Diversification of modern heterosporous pteridophytes; W.G. Chaloner & A.R. Hemsley: Heterospory: cul-de-sac or pathway to the seed?; J.A. Doyle & C. L. Hotton: Diversification of early angiosperm pollen in a cladistic context; E-M. Friis, P.R Crane & K. Rraunsgaard Pedersen: Stamen diversity and in situ pollen of Cretaceous angiosperms; M.M. Harley, M.H. Kurmann & I.K. Ferguson: Systematic implications of comparative morphology in selected Tertiary and extant pollen from the Palmae and Sapotaceae; M.S. Zavada: Determining character polarities in pollen; N.I. Gabarayeve: Patterns of development in gymosperm and angiosperm pollen; R. Scotland: A systematic analysis of pollen morphology of Acanthaceae genera with contorted corollas; E.L. Vezey, J.J. Skvarla & S.S. Vanderpool: Characterizing pollen sculpture of three closely related Cappareceae species using quantitive image analysis of scanning electron micrographs; E. Pacini & G.G. Franchi: Diversification and evolution of the tepetum; G. El-Ghazaly & S. Nilsson: Development of tapetum and orbicules of Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae); J. Heslop-Harrison & Y. Heslop-Harrison: Structural and functional variation in pollen intines; R.B. Knox & S.C. Ducker: The evolution of gametes - from motility to double fertilization; P.A. Knox, S. Cromer & T. Jarvis: Underwater pollination, three-dimensional search, and pollen morphology: predictions from a supercomputer analysis.

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