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Title Gender and sexual dimorphism in flowering plants / Monica A. Geber, Todd E. Dawson, Lynda F. Delph (eds.)

Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  575.62213 GEND    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants: A Review of Terminology, Biogeographic patterns, Ecological Correlates, and Phylogenetic Approaches / Ann K. Sakai and Stephan G. Weller -- 2. Theories of the Evolution of Dioecy / Deborah Charlesworth -- 3. Empirical Studies: Evolution and Maintenance of Dimorphic Breeding Systems / Colin J. Webb -- 4. Theories of the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism / Monica A. Geber -- 5. Sexual Dimorphism in Flowers and Inflorescences / Vincent M. Eckhart -- 6. Sexual Dimorphism in Live History / Lynda F. Delph -- 7. Dimorphism in Physiology and Morphology / Todd E. Dawson and Monica A. Geber -- 8. Sexual Dimorphism and Biotic Interactions / Jon Agren, Kjell Danell and Thomas Elmqvist [et al.] -- 9. Genetics of Gender Dimorphism in Higher Plants / Sarah R. Grant -- 10. Quantitative Genetics of Sexual Dimorphism / Thomas R. Meagher.
Summary This volume, which is written by the leading experts, consists of three sections: the first introduces readers to the tremendous variety of breeding systems and their evolution in plants and sets the stage for a consideration of the evolution of dimorphism in reproductive and non-reproductive characters. The second section deals with the evolution of secondary sexual characters, including the theory related to the evolution of sexual dimorphism and its empirical patterns. The last deals with the genetics of gender expression and of secondary sexual characters.
Other author Geber, Monica A., 1954-
Dawson, Todd E., 1955-
Delph, Lynda F., 1957-
Subject Dimorphism (Plants)
Sexual dimorphism (Plants)
ISBN 3540645977 (hardcover : alk. paper)