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Pollen Biology and Biotechnology

By: KR Shivanna

301 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #136047 | ISBN: 1578082412
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #136045 | ISBN: 1578082420
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Concise account of pollen biology and biotechnology with an emphasis on recent developments, with discussion largely confined to pollen grains of flowering plants.


Part 1 Pollen biology: pollen development; pollen morphology and aeropalynology; pollen viability and vigour; "in vitro" pollen germination and pollen tube growth; pollen sterility; pistil; pollination; pollen-pistil interaction and fertilization; self-incompatibility; interspecific incompatibility. Part 2 Pollen biotechnology: optimization of crop yield; commercial production of hybrid seeds; transfer of useful genes to crop species; induction of haploids from pollen grains; production of other economic products.

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