Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plants

Evolution, Diversity, and Mechanisms

  • Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Evolution and Population Genetics of Self-Incompatibility

  3. Molecular and Cell Biology of Self-Incompatibility Systems

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


Great progress has been made in our understanding of pollen-pistil interactions and self-incompatibility (SI) in flowering plants in the last few decades. This book covers a broad spectrum of research into SI, with accounts by internationally renowned scientists. It comprises two sections:

  • Evolution and Population Genetics of SI
  • Molecular and Cell Biology of SI Systems

The reader will gain an insight into the diversity and complexity of these polymorphic cell-cell recognition and rejection systems. Heteromorphic and homomorphic SI systems and our current understanding of the evolution and phylogeny of these systems, based on the most recent molecular sequence data, are covered. Further, the book presents major advances in our knowledge of the pistil and pollen S-determinants and other unlinked components involved in SI, as well as the apparently diverse cellular regulatory mechanisms utilised to ensure inhibition of "self" pollen.


  • Contains a comprehensive glossary with all relevant terms relating to SI - an invaluable resource, not only for beginners in the field.


Befruchtung Bestäubung Evolution Herman Selbstunverträglichkeit ecology environment evolution of plant mating systems genes phylogeny pollination self-incompatibitliy sexual reproduction of plants sexuelle Fortpflanzung, Pflanzen

Authors and affiliations

  • Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BiosciencesUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonUK

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