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Floral biology : studies on floral evolution in animal pollinated plants

Author: David G Lloyd
Publisher: New York, NY : Chapman & Hall, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book

Studies in floral biology are largely concerned with how flowers function to promote pollination and mating. The role of pollination in governing mating patterns in plant populations inextricably  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G Lloyd
ISBN: 0412043416 9780412043413
OCLC Number: 246977460
Description: XIV, 410 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Part One : Historical perspective: Discovery of the secret of nature in the structure and fertilization of flowers-- C. K. Sprengel (translated by P. Haase); Christian Konrad Sprengel's theory of the flower: the cradle of floral ecology-- S. Vogel; Part Two: Conceptual issues: Floral traits and plant adaptation to insect pollinators: a devil's advocate approach-- C.M. Herrera; How do flowers diverge-- P. Wilson and J.D. Thomson; Floral longevity: fitness consequences and resource costs-- T.L. Ashman and D.J. Schoen; Pollen dispersal and mating patterns in animal-pollinated plants-- L.D. Harder and S.C.H. Barrett; The ecology of geitonogamous pollination-- A.A. Snow, T.P. Spira, R. Simpson, and R.A. Klips; Flower size dimorphism in plants with unisexual flowers-- L.F. Delph; Part Three: Model systems: Evolution of floral morphology and function: an integrative approach to adaptation, constraint and compromise in Dalechampia (Euphorbiaceae)-- W.S. Armbruster; The evolution of floral form: insights from an Alpine wildflower, Polemonium viscosum (Polemoniaceae)-- C. Galen; Deceit pollination in the monoecious, neotropical herb Begonia oaxacana (Begoniaceae)-- D.W. Schemske, J. Agren, and J. Le Corff; Reproductive success and gender variation in deceit-pollinated orchids-- A.L. Fritz and L.A. Nilsson; Stylar polymorphisms and the evolution of heterostyly in Narcissus (Amaryllidaceae)-- S.C.H. Barrett, D.G. Lloyd, and J. Arroyo; Evolution of Campanula flowers in relation to insect pollinators on islands-- K. Inoue, M. Maki, and M. Masuda; Index.
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The acquisition of data on pollination biology dates back to the work of Sprengel. This book was conceived in his honour: some of his work is reprinted as the first chapter, and reviewed in Read more...

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