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Fruit and Seed Production
Aspects of Development, Environmental Physiology and Ecology

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Part of Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series

H. W. Woolhouse, R. F. Lyndon, S. J. Owens, D. J. Bowles, G. K. Goldwin, L. C. Ho, C. M. Duffus, A. G. Stephenson, C. Marshall, M. A. Watson, C. D. Pigott, Q. O. N. Kay
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  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521050456

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  • The topic of fruit and seed production is given a broad and comprehensive treatment, with chapters covering the onset of flowering through to the development and growth of fruits and seeds, and finally to ecological and evolutionary aspects of fruiting.

    • A thorough general overview of the subject
    • An introduction to the various aspects of flowering and fruiting
    • Based on a meeting held at the Environmental Physiology Group of the Society of Experimental Biology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "To challenge the reader to even try to understand the complexity of reproductive development of plants is a formidable task. Yet, the 11 chapters of this book do so admirably by presenting a palatable and potent distillate of the essentials of nature and control of plant reproduction." T. T. Kozlowski, BioScience

    "...quite likely that this book may fill a niche in a course in plant reproductive biology, particularly since it brings together quite a bit of information on the later stages of plant reproduction." Judith Thomas, Plant Science Bulletin

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    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521050456
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.419kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Preface
    1. Plant reproductive biology: an overview H. W. Woolhouse
    2. The environmental control of reproductive development R. F. Lyndon
    3. Pollination and fertilization in higher plants S. J. Owens
    4. Embryogenesis D. J. Bowles
    5. Environmental and internal regulation of fruiting, with particular reference to Cox's Orange Pippin apple G. K. Goldwin
    6. Fruit growth and sink strength L. C. Ho
    7. Control of grain growth and development C. M. Duffus
    8. The regulation of maternal investment in plants A. G. Stephenson
    9. Ecological and physiological aspects of reproductive allocation C. Marshall and M. A. Watson
    10. Are the distributions of species determined by failure to set seed? C. D. Pigott
    11. Edible fruits in a cool climate: the evolution and ecology of endozoochory in the European flora Q. O. N. Kay
    Index.

  • Editors

    C. Marshall, University of Wales, Bangor

    J. Grace, University of Edinburgh

    Contributors

    H. W. Woolhouse, R. F. Lyndon, S. J. Owens, D. J. Bowles, G. K. Goldwin, L. C. Ho, C. M. Duffus, A. G. Stephenson, C. Marshall, M. A. Watson, C. D. Pigott, Q. O. N. Kay

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