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Author Raghavan, V. (Valayamghat), 1931-
Title Double fertilization : embryo and endosperm development in flowering plants / Val Raghavan.
Imprint Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2006.

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Subject Fertilization of plants.
Angiosperms -- Development.
Magnoliopsida.
Endosperm.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 237 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- About the Author -- Preface -- Table of Contents -- Abbreviations -- Illustration Credits -- 1 Double Fertilization ... A Defining Feature of Flowering Plants -- 1.1 Discovery of Double Fertilization -- 1.2 Seed Development without Double Fertilization -- 1.3 A Case for Double Fertilization in Gymnosperms -- 1.4 Structural and Cytological Perspectives on Double Fertilization -- 1.5 In vitro Double Fertilization -- 1.6 Double Fertilization and the Coming of Age of Plant Embryology -- 1.7 Concluding Comments -- References -- 2 Establishment of the Embryo Body Plan ... A Reassessment of Cell Lineage and Cell Fate -- 2.1 Organization of the Egg and Zygote -- 2.2 From the Zygote to the Embryo -- 2.3 Physiological Considerations of Embryogenesis -- 2.4 Concluding Comments -- References -- 3 Pattern Formation in Embryos ... Interpretation of Positional Information -- 3.1 Initiation and Maintenance of Embryo Meristems -- 3.2 Genetic and Molecular Control of Embryo Pattern Formation -- 3.3 Concluding Comments -- References -- 4 Life and Times of the Suspensor ... Cell Signaling between the Embryo and Suspensor -- 4.1 Morphological and Physiological Considerations -- 4.2 Genetic Control of Suspensor Form -- 4.3 Concluding Comments -- References -- 5 Genetic and Molecular Control of Embryogenesis ... Role of Nonzygotic and Zygotic Genes -- 5.1 Asymmetry in Parental Genome Contributions -- 5.2 Gene Activity during Progressive Embryogenesis -- 5.3 Embryo Gene Expression Program Studied by Mutant Screening -- 5.4 Concluding Comments -- References -- 6 Maturation and Dormancy ... Survival Strategies of the Embryo -- 6.1 Embryo Maturation -- 6.2 Embryo Dormancy -- 6.3 Concluding Comments -- References -- 7 Developmental and Functional Biology of the Endosperm ... A Medley of Cellular Interactions -- 7.1 Cellular Organization of the Endosperm -- 7.2 Biochemical Organization of the Endosperm -- 7.3 Role of the Endosperm in Embryo Nutrition -- 7.4 Concluding Comments -- References -- 8 Genetics and Molecular Biology of the Endosperm ... A Tale of Two Model Systems -- 8.1 Specification of Form in the Endosperm of Arabidopsis -- 8.2 Genetics and Molecular Biology of the Cereal Endosperm -- 8.3 Concluding Comments -- References -- 9 Non-zygotic Embryo Development ... Embryogenesis without Sex -- 9.1 Apomixis -- 9.2 Somatic Embryogenesis -- 9.3 Pollen Embryogenesis -- 9.4 Concluding Comments -- References -- Color Plates.
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ISBN 9783540277927
3540277927
3540277919 (Cloth)
9783540277910 (Cloth)
6610346879
9786610346875
ISBN/ISSN 9783540277910
OCLC # 262692477
Additional Format Print version: Raghavan, V. (Valayamghat), 1931- Double fertilization. Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2006 3540277919 9783540277910 (DLC) 2005930635 (OCoLC)62273825