Genetic control of self-incompatibility and reproductive development in flowering plants

  • Elizabeth G. Williams
  • Adrienne E. Clarke
  • R. Bruce Knox

Part of the Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants book series (CMBP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Self-incompatibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Molecular biology

      1. Ed Newbigin, Marilyn A. Anderson, Adrienne E. Clarke
        Pages 5-18
      2. Veronica E. Franklin-Tong, Michael J. Lawrence, F. Christopher H. Franklin
        Pages 42-64
    3. Cellular and whole

      1. Kokichi Hinata, Akira Isogai, Kanji Isuzugawa
        Pages 102-115
      2. Tammy L. Sage, Robert I. Bertin, Elizabeth G. Williams
        Pages 116-140
      3. Spencer C. H. Barrett, Mitchell B. Cruzan
        Pages 189-219
      4. Andrew G. Clark, Teh-Hui Kao
        Pages 220-242
  3. Control of sex expression and floral development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Claudio P. Longo
      Pages 245-265
    3. Melanie C. Trull, Russell L. Malmberg
      Pages 266-284
  4. Genes active in male gametogenesis: pollen genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Cellular and molecular biology

      1. Ettore Pacini
        Pages 289-308
      2. Christian Dumas, Thierry Gaude, Philippe Heizmann, Mireille Rougier
        Pages 309-335
      3. Asil Avjioglu, Terryn Hough, Mohan Singh, R. Bruce Knox
        Pages 336-359
      4. J. Ignacio Hormaza, María Herrero
        Pages 372-400
    3. Male sterility

      1. Abdul M. Chaudhury, Leigh B. Farrell, Robin Chapple, Katherina C. Blömer, Stuart Craig, Elizabeth S. Dennis
        Pages 403-422
      2. Arjen J. Van Tunen, Ingrid M. Van Der Meer, Joseph N. M. Mol
        Pages 423-442
  5. Female gametogenesis and fertilization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Mary C. Webb, Brian E. S. Gunning
      Pages 461-485
    3. Marie B. Connett, Maureen R. Hanson
      Pages 513-530
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 531-541

About this book


Plant reproductive biology has undergone a revolution during the past five years, with the cloning, sequencing and localization of the genes important in reproduction. These advantages in plant molecular biology have led to exciting applications in plant biotechnology, including the genetic engineering of male sterility and other reproductive processes. This book presents an interesting and contemporary account of these new developments from the scientists in whose laboratories they have been made. The chapters focus on two areas: the molecular biology of self-incompatibility, which is the system of self-recognition controlled by the S-gene and related genes; and the cellular and molecular biology of pollen development and genetic dissection of male sterility. Some chapters feature Arabidopsis, with its unique genetic system. Reproduction is vital for seed production in crop plants, and this book presents new approaches to manipulate plant breeding systems for the 21st century.


Expression Flora Polle biology biotechnology development evolution genes genetic engineering molecular biology plant plant breeding plants reproduction seed

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth G. Williams
    • 1
  • Adrienne E. Clarke
    • 2
  • R. Bruce Knox
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of HorticultureCSIROAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of BotanyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4340-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1669-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-1932
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