Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Plant Reproduction by R. J. Scott (editor), A. D. Stead (editor)

By R. J. Scott (editor), A. D. Stead (editor)

Molecular biology concepts have significantly greater our knowing of the mechanisms underlying the keep watch over of flower initiation, improvement, functionality, and senescence. those tactics are vitally important for dealing with the yield of agricultural vegetation. The essays during this quantity talk about the molecular and genetic keep an eye on of flower morphogenesis particularly species in addition to the function and rules of gene expression within the improvement of the female and male gametes in plant replica. additionally they evaluate the significant edition within the durability and trend of senescence of plants. The booklet might be of specific curiosity to these botanists getting to know floral body structure.

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Snowball' requires no vernalisation, although vernalisation is required for floral initiation (Sadik, 1962, 1967). In addition, many of the morphological and cellular changes during curd maturation would normally suggest that it was composed of a large number of floral meristems (apical broadening and increased cell division), these floral meristems constantly aborting and failing to form flowers. This rather ambiguous morphology therefore provides a particularly interesting tissue to investigate the difference between inflorescence and floral meristems.

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