Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms: Concepts and Laboratory Methods will cater to the needs of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing core and elective courses in life sciences, botany, and plant sciences. The book is designed according to the syllabi followed in major Indian universities. It provides the latest and detailed description of structures and processes involved in reproduction in higher plants. The inclusion of colour photographs and illustrations will be an effective visual aid to help readers. Interesting and significant findings of the latest research taking place in the field of reproductive biology are also provided in boxes. At the end of each chapter, the methodology of hands-on exercises is presented for the implementation and practice of theoretical concepts.
Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Reproductive Biology of Flowering Plants
Chapter 2. The Flower
Chapter 3. Brief Historical Account on Transformation of Classical Embryology to Integrated Reproductive Biology
Chapter 4. The Anther and Male Gametophyte
Chapter 5. The Ovule and Female Gametophyte
Chapter 6. Pollination
Chapter 7. Pollen–Pistil Interaction and Fertilization
Chapter 8. Self-Incompatibility
Chapter 9. Endosperm
Chapter 10. Zygotic Embryogenesis
Chapter 11. Polyembryony and Apomixis
Chapter 12. Seed
Chapter 13. Plant Germline Transformation
Yash Mangla teaches at Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi. His specialisation is developmental, molecular, and reproductive biology of angiosperms. Priyanka Khanduri teaches at Vidyasagar Metropolitan College, Kolkata. In the past, she taught at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. Her research interests include phylogenetics, and developmental and reproductive biology of angiosperms. Charu Khosla Gupta is a Professor of Botany at Acharya Narendra Dev College, the University of Delhi with teaching and research experience spanning twenty-four years. Her specialisation is the reproductive biology of angiosperms.