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Developmental Biology of Fern Gametophytes

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  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521017251

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  • This volume outlines all of the phases of the gametophytic generation in ferns such as spore germination and sex organ initiation, from how the gametophyte grows to how it eventually initiates the sporophytic generation. The book discusses these stages in morphological, physiological, cytological and biochemical terms, and, by combining all these perspectives, presents a new view of this interesting developmental process that sheds light on general plant development. Developmental biologists will find this book a useful resource.

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    "Raghavan has crafted a delightful blend of morphoogical, cytological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular events. Extensive list of references; author and subject indexes. Highly readable and highly recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521017251
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 155 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Beginning:
    2. The spore - beginning of the gametophytic phase
    3. Physiology of spore germination
    4. Cell determination and morphogenesis during germination
    5. Biochemical cytology and biochemistry of germination
    Part II. Growth and Maturation:
    6. Developmental physiology of gametophytes - the germ filament
    7. Developmental physiology of gametophytes - induction of planar growth
    8. Role of protein and nucleic acid synthesis in planar growth
    9. Vegetative and reconstitutive growth of gametophytes
    Part III. Reproductive Strategies:
    10. Control of differentiation of sex organs on gametophytes
    11. Sexuality and genetics of gametophytes
    12. Gametogenesis and fertilization
    13. Apogamy - an alternate development program of gametophytes
    14. Apospory - formation of gametophytes without meiosis
    References
    Author index
    Subject index.

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    V. Raghavan, Ohio State University

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