The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation: In the Vegetable Kingdom (Classic Reprint)

The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation: In the Vegetable Kingdom (Classic Reprint)

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by Charles Darwin
     
 

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Various means which favour or determine the cross-fertilisation of plants - Benefits derived from cross-fertilisation - Self-fertilisation favourable to the propagation of the species - Brief history of the subject - Object of the experiments, and the manner in which they were

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Excerpt from The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation: In the Vegetable Kingdom

Various means which favour or determine the cross-fertilisation of plants - Benefits derived from cross-fertilisation - Self-fertilisation favourable to the propagation of the species - Brief history of the subject - Object of the experiments, and the manner in which they were tried - Statistical value of the measurements - The experiments carried on during several successive generations - Nature of the relationship of the plants in the later generations - Uniformity of the conditions to which the plants were subjected - Some apparent and some real causes of error - Amount of pollen employed - Arrangement of the work - Importance of the conclusions.

There is weighty and abundant evidence that the flowers of most kinds of plants are constructed so as to be occasionally or habitually cross-fertilised by pollen from another flower, produced either by the same plant, or generally, as we shall hereafter see reason to believe, by a distinct plant. Cross-fertilisation is sometimes ensured by the sexes being separated, and in a large number of cases by the pollen and stigma of the same flower being matured at different times.

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ISBN-13:
9781331895411
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/20/2015
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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