Current Trends in the Embryology of Angiosperms

  • Sant Saran Bhojwani
  • Woong-Young Soh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Darlene Southworth, Scott Russell
    Pages 1-16
  3. Darlene Southworth
    Pages 17-32
  4. A. Moscatelli, M. Cresti
    Pages 33-65
  5. Scott D. Russell
    Pages 67-88
  6. David D. Cass, John D. Laurie
    Pages 89-100
  7. Tatyana B. Batygina, Valentina E. Vasilyeva
    Pages 101-142
  8. E. Kranz
    Pages 143-166
  9. F. Cruz-Garcia, B. A. McClure
    Pages 167-196
  10. Romana Czapik, Romana Izmaiłow
    Pages 197-222
  11. C. Fischer-Iglesias, G. Neuhaus
    Pages 223-247
  12. Kathrin Schrick, Thomas Laux
    Pages 249-277
  13. Trevor A. Thorpe, Claudio Stasolla
    Pages 279-336
  14. Kanji Mamiya, Yuji Sakamoto, Noboru Onishi, Takayasu Hirosawa
    Pages 337-352
  15. P. W. Becraft, R. C. Brown, B. E. Lemmon, O.-A. Olsen, H. G. Opsahl Ferstad
    Pages 353-374
  16. A. Bruce Downie
    Pages 375-417
  17. Yves Savidan
    Pages 419-433
  18. Angelo Spena, Giuseppe Leonardo Rotino
    Pages 435-450
  19. J. B. M. Custers, J. H. G. Cordewener, M. A. Fiers, B. T. H. Maassen, M. M. Van Lookeren Campagne, C. M. Liu
    Pages 451-470
  20. Swapan K. Datta
    Pages 471-488
  21. Sant S. Bhojwani, T. Dennis Thomas
    Pages 489-507
  22. T. Kuroiwa, H. Kuroiwa, S. Miyagishima, Y. Nishimura
    Pages 509-523
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 525-533

About this book


During the last two decades the modern techniques of histochemistry, electron microscopy, plant physiology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, immunology, and genetics have been applied to investigate the intricacies of the processes involved in embryo formation, and considerable new information has been generated. A better understanding of these processes has enhanced our capacity to manipulate fertilization and embryo development. This has changed the face of the embryology of angiosperms from a descriptive science to an experimental and applied science. The revolutionary progress made in this fascinating field of sexual reproduction was the motivation to prepare this volume. It includes 21 chapters written by experts who have made substantial contributions to their respective fields. It covers all aspects of the embryology of angiosperms, ranging from development, isolation, and structure of male and female gametes, their fusion in vivo and in vitro, and structure, physiology, and genetics of zygotic embryogenesis, to endosperm and seed development. Advances in somatic embryogenesis, synthetic seed technology and regeneration of haploid plants from male and female gametophytes are discussed. Other important topics covered in this volume are sexual incompatibility, parthenocarpy, and apomixis. The last chapter deals with the embryological perspective of inheritance of extra-nuclear genes. All the chapters contain up-to-date information and are profusely illustrated. Graduate and postgraduate students, teachers, and scientists of botany and other areas of plant sciences will find this book extremely useful.


Embryo Mutation Plant physiology Regeneration Seed evolution physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sant Saran Bhojwani
    • 1
  • Woong-Young Soh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Chonbruk National UniversityChonjuRepublic of Korea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5679-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1203-3
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