Plant Physiology: A Treatise, Volume VIC: Physiology of Development: From Seeds to Sexuality deals with the physiology of development in angiosperms, from seeds to sexuality. This book treats germination and cell division, growth, and development from a single point of view, emphasizing the problems of early development in flowering plants.
This volume begins with an introduction to the process of germination, focusing on the dispersal unit that emerges at some stage in the life cycle of plants, seed viability and dormancy, and properties of seed components. The following chapters discuss cell division in higher plants, the importance of cell expansion for the growth of the whole plant, and the sexuality of angiosperms. Topics such as meiosis in the anther and the ovule, male spores and gametophytes, and the embryo sac are discussed in detail. This book concludes with problems that arise, and points of view that emerge, as development is considered in the light of genetics. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and specialists in related fields who wish to gain insights on the concepts and research trends in the physiology of development in flowering plants.
Contributors to Volume VIC Preface Contents of Other Volumes The Plan of the Treatise Note on the Use of Plant Names Preamble to Chapters Six, Seven, and Eight Chapter Six Germination I. The Dispersal Unit II. Seed Viability III. Properties of Seed Components IV. The Process of Germination V. Dormancy References Chapter Seven Cell Division in Higher Plants I. Introduction II. Cytological Features III. Technique IV. The Metabolic Cycle V. Cycle Variations References Chapter Eight Cell Growth and Cell Development I. Introduction II. Technique III. Cytological Features IV. Quantitative Data V. Developmental Changes VI. The Nature of Cellular Development VII. The Enzyme Complex VIII. The Mechanism of Growth IX. Cell Expansion and Organ Growth References Preamble to Chapter Nine Chapter Nine Sexuality of Angiosperms I. Introduction II. The Sexuality of the Sporophyte III. The Anther IV. Meiosis in the Anther V. Male Spores and Gametophytes VI. The Ovule VII. Meiosis in the Ovule VIII. The Embryo Sac IX. Aberrant Developmental Behavior: The Male Gametophyte X. Aberrant Developmental Behavior: The Female Gametophyte XI. Conspectus References Preamble to Chapters Ten, Eleven, and Twelve Chapter Ten Developmental Genetics: With Emphasis on Lower Eukaryotic Plants I. Introduction II. Control Systems III. Genetics and Morphology IV. Genetics and Cell Cycles V. Conclusions Short Glossary of Genetic Terms References Chapter Eleven Genetics and the Development of Higher Plants: A Summary of Current Concepts I. Introduction: Levels of Regulation II. Organization of the Genetic Material III. Some Theoretical Control Mechanisms IV. Proteins and the Regulation of Gene Action V. Nuclear Changes Assoc
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