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Developmental Biology of Fern Gametophytes


  • Page extent: 376 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.57 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 587/.3
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QK521 .R34 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Fern gametophytes--Development

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521017251 | ISBN-10: 0521017254)

  • There was also a Hardback of this title but it is no longer available | Adobe eBook
  • Published July 2005

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This volume outlines all of the phases of the gametophytic generation in ferns such as spore germination and sex organ initiation, from how the gametophyte grows to how it eventually initiates the sporophytic generation. The book discusses these stages in morphological, physiological, cytological and biochemical terms, and, by combining all these perspectives, presents a new view of this interesting developmental process that sheds light on general plant development. Developmental biologists will find this book a useful resource.


Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Beginning: 2. The spore - beginning of the gametophytic phase; 3. Physiology of spore germination; 4. Cell determination and morphogenesis during germination; 5. Biochemical cytology and biochemistry of germination; Part II. Growth and Maturation: 6. Developmental physiology of gametophytes - the germ filament; 7. Developmental physiology of gametophytes - induction of planar growth; 8. Role of protein and nucleic acid synthesis in planar growth; 9. Vegetative and reconstitutive growth of gametophytes; Part III. Reproductive Strategies: 10. Control of differentiation of sex organs on gametophytes; 11. Sexuality and genetics of gametophytes; 12. Gametogenesis and fertilization; 13. Apogamy - an alternate development program of gametophytes; 14. Apospory - formation of gametophytes without meiosis; References; Author index; Subject index.


"Raghavan has crafted a delightful blend of morphoogical, cytological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular events. Extensive list of references; author and subject indexes. Highly readable and highly recommended." Choice

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