Pollen - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408701495, 9781483165370


1st Edition

Development and Physiology

Editors: J. Heslop-Harrison
eBook ISBN: 9781483165370
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 350
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Pollen: Development and Physiology focuses on pollen physiology, with emphasis on the living pollen grains, their growth, and essential biological functions. Topics covered in this book include the role of nucleus and cytoplasm in microsporogenesis; the development of the pollen grain wall; the metabolism of pollen tubes; pistil-pollen interactions; and incompatibility. This monograph is comprised of 35 chapters divided into five sections. The first section explores the physiology and biochemistry of meiosis in the anther; changes in the cytoplasm and its organelles during microsporogenesis; and changes in cytoplasmic RNA and enzyme activity during the meiotic prophase in Cosmos bipinnatus. The next section is devoted to pollen development and the pollen grain wall and includes chapters that look at the role of the tapetum during microsporogenesis of angiosperms; dictyosome development during microsporogenesis in Canna generalis; and pollen grain and sperm cell ultrastructure in Beta. The remaining sections discuss the metabolism of pollen and pollen tubes; the interactions between pollen and pistil; and pollen size and incompatibility in Nicotiana. This text will be a valuable resource for plant physiologists.

Table of Contents

Section One Nucleus and Cytoplasm in Microsporogenesis Reviews Physiology and Biochemistry of Meiosis in the Anther The Cytoplasm and Its Organelles during Meiosis Abstracts Cytoplasmic RNA and Enzyme Activity during the Meiotic Prophase in Cosmos bipinnatus Histones, RNA and Protein Synthesis in Pollen Cells of Paeonia Section Two Pollen Development and the Pollen Grain Wall Review The Role of the Tapetum during Microsporogenesis of Angiosperms Abstracts Dictyosome Development during Microsporogenesis in Canna generalis Pollen Grain and Sperm Cell Ultra-structure in Beta Histochemistry and Ultrastructure of Pollen Development in Podocarpus macrophyllus Reviews The Pollen Wall: Structure and Development Recent Developments in the Chemistry, Biochemistry, Geochemistry and Post-tetrad Ontogeny of Sporopollenins Derived from Pollen and Spore Exines Abstracts Incorporation of Radioactive Precursors into Developing Pollen Walls Surface Membrane Specialisations and the Pollen Wall A Function of the Sporocyte Special Wall The Tapetal Membranes in Grasses and Ubisch Body Control of Mature Exine Pattern Section Three Pollen and Pollen Tube Metabolism Reviews Pollen Chemistry and Tube Growth Pollen Enzymes and Isoenzymes Abstracts Pollen Wall Enzymes: Taxonomic Distribution and Physical Localization Pollen Protein Diffusates Review Pollen Tube Growth and Fine Structure Abstracts Effects of Steroids on Pollen GerminationZ Metabolism of Germinating Lily Pollen: Pollen Enzymes The Significance of a Wall-bound, Hydroxyprolinecontaining Glycopeptide in Lily Pollen Tube Elongation Review RNA and Protein Synthesis during Pollen Development and Tube Growth Abstracts Ribosome Synthesis Compared during Pollen and Pollen Tube Development Lack of Transfer RNA Synthes


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