Reproductive versatility in the grasses / edited by G.P. Chapman.

Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
xiii, 296 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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An authoritative guide to current problems in the world's most important plant families including cereals, the major forages, amenity grasses and those able to stabilize desert margins. After dealing with a computerized approach to grass taxonomy, the book considers in detail the grass spikelet. Thereafter, it examines fertilization, apomixis, and the structure of grass populations. The helpful role of grasses in reversing the trend toward desertification is also considered. The book then examines how molecular biology and tissue culture can be used with grass pollens to mitigate hay fever. Finally, the book seeks to identify some of the current major themes and key issues in grass research.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Preface
  • List of contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • The grass family / Poaceae L. Watson
  • The spikelet / W.D. Clayton
  • Ovule structure and diversity / G.P. Chapman and J. Greenham
  • Fertilization and early embryogenesis / H. Lloyd Mogensen
  • Apomictic reproduction / E.C. Bashaw and W.W. Hanna
  • Implications of reproductive versatility for the structure of grass populations / A.J. Richards
  • An assessment of grass succession, utilization and development in the arid zone / M.D. Kernick
  • In Vitro technology / P.A. Lazzeri, J. Kollmorgen and H. Lorz
  • Reproduction and recognition phenomena in the poaceae / R.B. Knox and M.B. Singh
  • The widening perspective: reproductive biology of bamboos, some dryland grasses and cereals / G.P. Chapman.
  • 052138060X ((hardback))
  • 9780521380607 ((hardback))
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