Flowering and its Manipulation
Edited by Charles Ainsworth
The flowering plants now dominate the terrestrial ecosystems of the planet, and there are good reasons
for supposing that the flower itself has been a major contributing factor to the spread of the Angiosperms.
The flowers of higher plants not only contain the organs of plant reproduction but are of fundamental
importance in giving rise to fruits and seeds which constitute a major component of the human diet.
Hardback 320 pages, 68 illustrations. ISBN 9781405128087
This volume opens with a chapter describing a model for the evolution of the Angiosperm flower.
Chapters 2 to 5 describe the core development of the flower and include floral induction, floral pattering
and organ initiation, floral shape and size, and inflorescence architecture. Chapters 6 to 8 focus on more
specialised aspects of floral development: monoecy, cytoplasmic male sterility and flowering in perennials.
Chapters 9 and 10 address more functional aspects: flower colour and scent. The book concludes,
appropriately, with a chapter on flower senescence.
Applied aspects are stressed wherever appropriate, and the book is directed at researchers
and professionals in plant genetics, developmental and molecular biology.
Part I. Core Development and Genetics
1. A developmental genetic model for the origin of the flower - David A. Baum and Lena C. Hileman,
Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
- 2. Floral Induction - Reynald Tremblay and Joseph Colasanti, Department of Molecular and Cell
Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- 3. Floral patterning and control of floral organ formation - Elena M. Kramer, Department of
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- 4. The Genetic Control of Flower Size and Shape - Lynette Fulton, Martine Batoux, Ram Kishor Yadav
and Kay Schneitz, Entwicklungsbiologie der Pflanzen, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Technische
Universität München, Freising, Germany
- 5. Inflorescence architecture: Moving beyond description - Susan R. Singer, Department of Biology,
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA
Part II. Specialised Components of Development
- 6. Close, yet separate: patterns of male and female floral development in monoecious species
- Rafael Perl-Treves and Prem Anand Rajagopalan, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat
- 7. Cytoplasmic male sterility - Françoise Budar, Pascal Touzet & Georges Pelletier, Station de
Génétique et d'Amélioration des Plantes, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin - INRA, Versailles, France
- 8. The diversity and significance of flowering in perennials - Theresa Townsend, School
of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK; Maria Albani, Max Planck Institute for
Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany; Mike Wilkinson, School of Plant Sciences, University
of Reading, Berkshire, UK; George Coupland, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne,
Germany; and Nick H. Battey, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK
Part III. A Developmental Genetic Model for the Origin of the Flower
- 9. Flower colour - Yoshikazu Tanaka, Institute for Advanced Technology, Suntory Ltd.
Osaka, Japan, and Filippa Brugliera, Florigene Ltd., 16 Gipps Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066, Australia
- 10. Floral Scent: biosynthesis, regulation, and genetic modifications - Jennifer Schnepp
and Natalia Dudareva, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, West Lafayette,
Part IV. Senescence
- 11. Flower senescence: fundamental and applied aspects - Anthony D. Stead, Biological Sciences,
Royal Holloway (University of London), Egham, Surrey, UK; Wouter G. van Doorn, Wageningen University
and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands; M. L. Jones, Floriculture/ Molecular Biology, Horticulture
and Crop Science Department, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA; and C. Wagstaff, School
of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
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