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Title Reproductive allocation in plants / edited by Edward G. Reekie, Fakhri A. Bazzaz.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2005]

Series Physiological ecology.
Physiological ecology.
Subject Plants -- Reproduction.
Plant ecophysiology.
Alt Name Reekie, Edward G.
Bazzaz, F. A. (Fakhri A.)
Description 1 online resource (x, 247 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- front cover -- copyright -- table of contents -- Contributors -- 1 The Resource Economy of Plant Reproduction -- I. Introduction -- II. Historical Prelude -- III. The Principle of Allocation -- IV. Reproductive Effort -- V. Problems in Determining Reproductive Allocation -- VI. Dynamic Resource Allocation -- VII. Empirical Patterns in Reproductive Allocation -- VIII. Costs of Reproduction -- IX. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 2 Meristem Allocation as a Means of Assessing Reproductive Allocation -- I. Introduction -- II. Developmental and Physiological Background of Meristem Allocation -- III. Meristem Structure and Generation of Plant Architecture -- IV. Axillary Bud Formation and Subsequent Development of the Bud -- V. Genetics and Physiology of the Floral Transition -- VI. Meristem Types -- VII. Meristem Models -- VIII. The Assumptions of the Models -- IX. The Impact of Meristem Allocation on Reproductive Allocation -- X. Plasticity of Meristem Allocation -- XI. Major Genes of Meristem Allocation -- XII. Resource Levels and Meristem Limitation -- XIII. The Function of Dormant Buds -- XIV. Meristem Allocation as a Surrogate in Estimation of Resource Allocation -- XV. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 3 It Never Rains but then it Pours: The Diverse Effects of Water on Flower Integrity and Function -- I. Introduction -- II. The Functional Ecology of Water in the Life of a Flower -- III. Water Relations and the Evolution of Floral Traits -- IV. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 4 The Allometry of Reproductive Allocation -- I. Introduction -- II. Definition and Analysis of RA in Relation to Allometry -- III. Allometry Theory and RA -- IV. Relation of RA to Relative Fitness -- V. Allometry of Modules -- VI. Allometry of RA and Plant Life History -- VII. Determinants of Allometry -- VIII. Conclusions -- References -- 5 Sex-specific Physiology and its Implications for the Cost of Reproduction -- I. Introduction -- II. Sexual Polymorphisms -- III. Costs of Reproduction -- IV. Avenues for Mitigating the Cost of Reproduction -- V. Predictions for Sex-specific Physiology Based on Differential Reproductive Costs -- VI. Potential Causes of Sex-specific Physiology -- VII. Available Data on Sex-specific Physiology -- VIII. Recommendations for Future Study -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 6 Time of Flowering, Costs of Reproduction, and Reproductive Output in Annuals -- I. Introduction -- II. Modeling of Reproductive Output -- III. Timing of Reproduction -- IV. Costs of Reproduction -- V. Reproductive Nitrogen -- VI. Conclusions -- References -- 7 The Shape of the Trade-off Function between Reproduction and Growth -- I. Introduction -- II. Methods of Describing the Trade-off Function -- III. The Shape of the Trade-off Function in Plantago -- IV. Impact of Reproduction on Resource Uptake -- V. Dif.
Note Print version record.
Summary A valuable resource on the ecology of plant reproductive allocation.
ISBN 008045433X (electronic bk.)
9780080454337 (electronic bk.)
0120883864 (Cloth)
9780120883868 (hbk.)
OCLC # 76691650
Additional Format Print version: Reproductive allocation in plants. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005 0120883864 (DLC) 2006295602 (OCoLC)67241258.