Annual Plant Reviews Volume 20: Flowering and its Manipulation

Annual Plant Reviews Volume 20: Flowering and its Manipulation

Editor(s): Charles Ainsworth

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405128087

Online ISBN: 9780470988602

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988602

About this Book

The flowering plants now dominate the terrestrial ecosystems of the planet, and there are good reasons for supposing that the flower itself has been a major contributing factor to the spread of the Angiosperms. The flowers of higher plants not only contain the organs of plant reproduction but are of fundamental importance in giving rise to fruits and seeds which constitute a major component of the human diet.

This volume opens with a chapter describing a model for the evolution of the Angiosperm flower. Chapters 2 to 5 describe the core development of the flower and include floral induction, floral pattering and organ initiation, floral shape and size, and inflorescence architecture. Chapters 6 to 8 focus on more specialised aspects of floral development: monoecy, cytoplasmic male sterility and flowering in perennials. Chapters 9 and 10 address more functional aspects: flower colour and scent. The book concludes, appropriately, with a chapter on flower senescence.

Applied aspects are stressed wherever appropriate, and the book is directed at researchers and professionals in plant genetics, developmental and molecular biology.

The volume has been designed to complement an earlier volume in our Annual Plant Reviews series, O'Neill, S. D. and Roberts, J. A. (2002) Plant Reproduction.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      The Genetic Control of Flower Size and Shape (pages 71–97)

      Lynette Fulton, Martine Batoux, Ram Kishor Yadav and Kay Schneitz

    3. Chapter 7

      Cytoplasmic Male Sterility (pages 147–180)

      Françoise Budar, Pascal Touzet and Georges Pelletier

    4. Chapter 8

      The Diversity and Significance of Flowering in Perennials (pages 181–197)

      Theresa Townsend, Maria Albani, Mike Wilkinson, George Coupland and Nick Battey

    5. Chapter 11

      Flower Senescence: Fundamental and Applied Aspects (pages 259–296)

      Anthony D. Stead, Wouter G. Van Doorn, M. L. Jones and C. Wagstaff

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