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Flowering Plant Embryology

By: Nels R Lersten

212 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos


Hardback | Mar 2004 | #144880 | ISBN: 0813827477
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Details the study of structures and processes involved in sexual reproduction in plants; focuses on economically important species; and presents research and hypotheses with the added benefit of definition of technical terms.

1) Introduction;
2) Stamen and Androecium;
3) Pollen Development-Theme and Variations;
4) Pollen Development-Details of Stages;
5) Carpel and Gynoecium;
6) Ovule and Embryo Sac;
7) Pollination and Pollen-Stigma Interaction;
8) Pollen Germination, pollen Tube Growth, and Double Fertilization;
9) Endosperm;
10) The Embryo


1. Introduction 2. Stamen and Androecium 3. Pollen Development - Theme and Variations 4. Pollen Development - Details of Stages 5. Carpel and Gynoecium 6. Ovule and Embryo Sac 7. Pollination and Pollen-Stigma Interaction 8. Pollen Germination, pollen Tube Growth, and Double Fertilization 9. Endosperm 10. The Embryo

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Nels Lersten is Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University, Ames, and holds a Ph.D. in Botany from Berkeley and an MS from the University of Chicago. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Botany, former Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science.

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