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Life History Evolution in Plants

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Edited By: Timo Olavi Vuorisalo and Pia Kristina Mutikainen
348 pages, Figs, tabs
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  • Life History Evolution in Plants ISBN: 9780792358183 Hardback Dec 1999 Out of Print #103736
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Covers a wide range of topics, including genetic variation in life history traits, modularity, resource and sex allocation, effects of pathogens and herbivores on life history traits, evolution of dispersal, senescence, and important methods used in plant life history research.


List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Modularity and Plant Life Histories; T. Vuorisalo, P. Mutikainen. 2. Modelling and Measuring Plant Life Histories; J. Ehrlen. 3. Fitness Interactions among Plants: Optimal Defence and Evolutionary Game Theory; J. Tuomi, et al. 4. Genetic Variation in Life-History Traits: Heritability Estimates within and Genetic Differentiation among Populations; S.J. Mazer, G. LeBuhn. 5. Resource Allocation, Trade-Offs, and Reproductive Effort in Plants; E.G. Reekie. 6. Phenological and Developmental Costs of Male Sex Function in Hermaphroditic Plants; V.M. Eckhart, J. Seger. 7. Evolution of Plant Dispersal; O. Eriksson, K. Kiviniemi. 8. Senescence in Plants; B. Pedersen. 9. Pathogens and Plant Life Histories; K. Clay, W. van der Putten. 10. Impact of Herbivore Tolerance and Resistance on Plant Life Histories; K. Lehtila. Glossary. Index.

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Out of Print
Edited By: Timo Olavi Vuorisalo and Pia Kristina Mutikainen
348 pages, Figs, tabs
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'[...] I found this book to be a useful refresher course on aspects of plant life history evolution that I had not considered for a while, and an excellent introduction to some topics about which I knew little. I recommend this book to postgraduate students (in the more affordable paperback edition) and to established researchers. It's a useful resource to allocate to your personal or institutional library.' Plant Systematics and Evolution, 232 (2002)
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