Plant Physiology 6C

Plant Physiology 6C

A Treatise: Physiology of Development: From Seeds to Sexuality

1st Edition - December 28, 1972

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  • Editor: F.C. Steward
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149198

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume VIC


    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


    Chapter Seven Cell Division in Higher Plants

    I. Introduction

    II. Cytological Features

    III. Technique

    IV. The Metabolic Cycle

    V. Cycle Variations


    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


    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


    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


    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 Associated with Differentiation and Development: DNA Increase and the Phenomenon of "Puffing"

    VI. Conspectus


    Chapter Twelve Problems of Integration and Organization: Control Mechanisms

    I. Introduction

    II. The Molecular and Genetic Approach

    III. From Molecules to Morphology

    IV. Ontogeny: Environmental Modulations of Development



    Author Index

    Index to Plant Names

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: December 28, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149198

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F.C. Steward

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