Development and Physiology

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: J. Heslop-Harrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165370

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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


    Physiology and Biochemistry of Meiosis in the Anther

    The Cytoplasm and Its Organelles during Meiosis


    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


    The Role of the Tapetum during Microsporogenesis of Angiosperms


    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


    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


    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


    Pollen Chemistry and Tube Growth

    Pollen Enzymes and Isoenzymes


    Pollen Wall Enzymes: Taxonomic Distribution and Physical Localization

    Pollen Protein Diffusates


    Pollen Tube Growth and Fine Structure


    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


    RNA and Protein Synthesis during Pollen Development and Tube Growth


    Ribosome Synthesis Compared during Pollen and Pollen Tube Development

    Lack of Transfer RNA Synthesis in the Pollen Tube of Tradescantiapaludosa

    In Vitro Synthesis of Proteins by Polysomes from Germinating PetuniaFollen

    The Production of Haploid Embryos from Pollen Grains

    Section Four Pistil-pollen Interactions


    Pistil-Pollen Interactions in Lilium


    Can Ca++ Ions Act as a Chemotropic Factor in Oenothera Fertilization

    The Nature of the Stigmatic Exudate and Its Role in Pollen Germination

    Effect of Stigmatic Exudate Injected into the Stylar Canal on

    Compatible and Incompatible Pollen Tube Growth in Lilium Longiflorum Thunb.

    Use of Pistil Exudate for Pollen Tube Wall Biosynthesis in Lilium Longiflorum

    Section Five Incompatibility


    Advances in the Study of Incompatibility


    Incompatibility in Trifolium pratense L

    Genetic and Environmental Variation of Pseudo-Self-Compatibility

    Pollen Size and Incompatibility in Nicotiana


Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165370

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