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Genetic Control of Self-Incompatibility and Reproductive Development in Flowering Plants : Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants - Elizabeth G. Williams

Genetic Control of Self-Incompatibility and Reproductive Development in Flowering Plants

Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants

By: Elizabeth G. Williams (Editor), Adrienne E. Clarke (Editor), R. B. Knox (Editor)

Hardcover Published: August 1994
ISBN: 9780792325741
Number Of Pages: 541

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Plant reproductive biology has undergone a revolution during the past five years, with the cloning, sequencing and localization of the genes important in reproduction. These advantages in plant molecular biology have led to exciting applications in plant biotechnology, including the genetic engineering of male sterility and other reproductive processes. This book presents an interesting and contemporary account of these new developments from the scientists in whose laboratories they have been made. The chapters focus on two areas: the molecular biology of self-incompatibility, which is the system of self-recognition controlled by the S-gene and related genes; and the cellular and molecular biology of pollen development and genetic dissection of male sterility. Some chapters feature Arabidopsis , with its unique genetic system. Reproduction is vital for seed production in crop plants, and this book presents new approaches to manipulate plant breeding systems for the 21st century.

General preface
Gametophytic self-incompatibility in Nicotiana alatap. 5
Molecular genetics of gametophytic self-incompatibility in Petunia hybridap. 19
The molecular and cellular biology of gametophytic self-incompatibility in Papaver rhoeasp. 42
Pollen-stigma interaction during sporophytic self-incompatibility in Brassica oleraceap. 67
Gametophytic-sporophytic incompatibilityp. 88
Manipulation of sporophytic self-incompatibility in plant breedingp. 102
Ovarian and other late-acting self-incompatibility systemsp. 116
Self-incompatibility in woody horticultural speciesp. 141
Interspecific crossing barriers in Lycopersicon and their relationship to self-incompatibilityp. 164
Incompatibility in heterostylous plantsp. 189
Self-incompatibility: theoretical concepts and evolutionp. 220
Genes controlling sex expressionp. 245
Genetic control of floral development in selected speciesp. 266
Cell biology of anther and pollen developmentp. 289
The cell biology of pollen development in Brassicap. 309
Pollen allergensp. 336
Molecular and functional analysis of pollen-active genesp. 360
Gametophytic competition and selectionp. 372
Genetic and molecular dissection of male-fertility in higher plantsp. 403
Flavonoids and genetic modification of male fertilityp. 423
Genic male sterility in tomato and its manipulation in breedingp. 443
Cell biology of embryo sac development in Arabidopsisp. 461
Apomixis: other pathways for reproductive development in angiospermsp. 486
Molecular studies of cytoplasmic male sterility in Petuniap. 513
List of contributorsp. 531
Subject indexp. 535
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ISBN: 9780792325741
ISBN-10: 0792325745
Series: Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 541
Published: August 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.09