Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plants: Evolution, Diversity, and Mechanisms / Edition 1

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Great progress has been made in our understanding of pollen-pistil interactions and self-incompatibility (SI) in flowering plants in the last few decades. This book covers a broad spectrum of research into SI, with accounts by internationally renowned scientists. It comprises two sections: Evolution and Population Genetics of SI, Molecular and Cell Biology of SI Systems.
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"Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plants serves as a reference to the latest advances in self-incompatibility (SI) research. … The book can serve varied audience - an ecologist, evolutionary biologist, molecular biologist or cell biologist. It would also help some-one trying to gain a peek into all of these different areas … . The book overall is a good summary of the recent advances in SI and can form an immediate reference on topics … ." (H.S. Arathi, Plant Science Bulletin, Vol. 55 (3), 2009)

“A book about progress in understanding self-incompatibility is a good idea. This topic is a classic, with importance for several different areas within biology, ranging from population and evolutionary genetics to cell biology … . This book, sensibly, contains chapters from experts in different aspects of self-incompatibility. … The book is … most suitable for researchers. Each chapter … provides a good account of the current information (often in great detail).” (Deborah Charlesworth, Annals of Botany, Vol. 105 (1), January, 2010)

“It covers an enormous breadth of studies on various aspects of self-incompatibility (SI). … The book is without a doubt highly welcomed because it nicely shows the state-of-the-art in a time of rapid progress in the field, caused mostly by an explosive development of molecular tools. … can be recommended to theoretical and population geneticists, evolutionary biologists, molecular geneticists, cell biologists as well as ecologists.” (Jindřich Chrtek, Folia Geobotanica, Vol. 44, November, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540684855
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/26/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 313
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Evolution and Population Genetics of Self-Incompatibility

1 New Insights on Heterostyly: Comparative Biology, Ecology and Genetics S. C. H. Barrett Barrett, S. C. H. J. S. Shore Shore, J. S. 3

2 Genetic and Environmental Causes and Evolutionary Consequences of Variations in Self-Fertility in Self Incompatible Species S. V. Good-Avila Good-Avila, S. V. J. I. Mena-Ali Mena-Ali, J. I. A. G. Stephenson Stephenson, A. G. 33

3 On the Evolutionary Modification of Self-Incompatibility: Implications of Partial Clonality for Allelic Diversity and Genealogical Structure M. Vallejo-Marin Vallejo-Marin, M. M. K. Uyenoyama Uyenoyama, M. K. 53

4 Evolution and Phylogeny of Self-Incompatibility Systems in Angiosperms A. M. Allen Allen, A. M. S. J. Hiscock Hiscock, S. J. 73

5 What Genealogies of S-alleles Tell Us J. R. Kohn Kohn, J. R. 103

6 Self-Incompatibility and Evolution of Mating Systems in the Brassicaceae S. Sherman-Broyles Sherman-Broyles, S. J. B. Nasrallah Nasrallah, J. B. 123

Pt. II Molecular and Cell Biology of Self-Incompatibility Systems

7 Milestones Identifying Self-Incompatibility Genes in Brassica Species: From Old Stories to New Findings M. Watanabe Watanabe, M. G. Suzuki Suzuki, G. S. Takayama Takayama, S. 151

8 'Self' Pollen Rejection Through the Intersection of Two Cellular Pathways in the Brassicaceae: Self-Incompatibility and the Compatible Pollen Response M. A. Samuel Samuel, M. A. D. Yee Yee, D. K. E. Haasen Haasen, K. E. D. R. Goring Goring, D. R. 173

9 Molecular Biology of S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility Y. Zhang Zhang, Y. Y. Xue Xue, Y. 193

10 Comparing Models for S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility B. McClure McClure, B. 217

11Self-Incompatibility in Papaver Rhoeas: Progress in Understanding Mechanisms Involved in Regulating Self-Incompatibility in Papaver V. E. Franklin-Tong Franklin-Tong, V. E. 237

12 Molecular Genetics of Sporophytic Self-Incompatibility in Ipomoea, a Member of the Convolvulaceae Y. Kowyama Kowyama, Y. T. Tsuchiya Tsuchiya, T. K. Kakeda Kakeda, K. 259

13 Self-Incompatibility in the Grasses P. Langridge Langridge, P. U. Baumann Baumann, U. 275

14 Heteromorphic Self-Incompatibility in Primula: Twenty-First Century Tools Promise to Unravel a Classic Nineteenth Century Model System A. McCubbin McCubbin, A. 289

Index 309

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