Plant Development and Evolution

Plant Development and Evolution

1st Edition - January 4, 2019

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  • Editor: Ueli Grossniklaus
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098059
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098042

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Plant Development and Evolution, the latest release in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on the Evolution of the plant body plan, Lateral root development and its role in evolutionary adaptation, the Development of the vascular system, the Development of the shoot apical meristem and phyllotaxis, the Evolution of leaf diversity, the Evolution of regulatory networks in land plants, The role of programed cell death in plant development, the Development and evolution of inflorescence architecture, the Molecular regulation of flower development, the Pre-meiotic another development, and much more.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series
  • Updated release includes the latest information on Plant Development and Evolution


Researchers in cell, molecular, developmental and evolutionary biology and in genetics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Evolution of the plant body plan
    Péter Szövényi, Manuel Waller and Alexander Kirbis
    2. Evolution and co-option of developmental regulatory networks in early land plants
    John L. Bowman, Liam N. Briginshaw and Stevie N. Florent
    3. The role of plant root systems in evolutionary adaptation
    Vinay Shekhar, Dorothee Stӧckle, Martha Thellmann and Joop E.M. Vermeer
    4. Patterning at the shoot apical meristem and phyllotaxis
    Bihai Shi and Teva Vernoux
    5. Leaf development and evolution
    Lachezar A. Nikolov, Adam Runions, Mainak Das Gupta and Miltos Tsiantis
    6. Vascular tissue development in plants
    Hiroo Fukuda and Kyoko Ohashi-Ito
    7. Transcriptional networks orchestrating programmed cell death during plant development
    Marta Cubría-Radío and Moritz K. Nowack
    8. Molecular regulation of flower development
    Bennett Thomson and Frank Wellmer
    9. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: The developmental evolution of flowers
    Elena M. Kramer
    10. Pre-meiotic anther development
    Karina van der Linde and Virginia Walbot
    11. The evolution and patterning of male gametophyte development
    Dieter Hackenberg and David Twell
    12. Evolution of development of pollen performance
    Joseph H. Williams and John B. Reese
    13. Female reproductive organ formation: A multitasking endeavor
    Sara Simonini and Lars Østergaard
    14. Development and evolution of the unique ovules of flowering plants
    Charles S. Gasser and Debra J. Skinner
    15. Development and function of the flowering plant female gametophyte
    Isil Erbasol Serbes, Joakim Palovaara and Rita Groß-Hardt
    16. Self-incompatibility in the Brassicaceae: Regulation and mechanism of self-recognition
    June B. Nasrallah
    17. Friend or foe: Signaling mechanisms during double fertilization in flowering seed plants
    Liang-zi Zhou and Thomas Dresselhaus
    18. Genetic, molecular and parent-of-origin regulation of early embryogenesis in flowering plants
    Alma Armenta-Medina and C. Stewart Gillmor
    19. Histology versus phylogeny: Viewing plant embryogenesis from an evo-devo perspective
    John W. Chandler and Wolfgang Werr
    20. Apomixis in flowering plants: Developmental and evolutionary considerations
    Gloria León-Martínez and Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada
    21. Seeds—An evolutionary innovation underlying reproductive success in flowering plants
    Célia Baroux and Ueli Grossniklaus

Product details

  • No. of pages: 660
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 4, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098059
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098042

About the Serial Volume Editor

Ueli Grossniklaus

Ueli Grossniklaus is at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Zurich, Switzerland

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