Techniques for Pollination Biologists / Edition 1

Techniques for Pollination Biologists / Edition 1

by Carol A. Kearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870812815

ISBN-13: 9780870812811

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Techniques for Pollination Biologists is the first book to incorporate all techniques published in the pollination literature as well as unpublished methods compiled from practicing pollination biologists. The bibliography includes 1,200 references from more than 200 journals, plus books and previously unpublished materials.

Appendices list sources for all

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Techniques for Pollination Biologists is the first book to incorporate all techniques published in the pollination literature as well as unpublished methods compiled from practicing pollination biologists. The bibliography includes 1,200 references from more than 200 journals, plus books and previously unpublished materials.

Appendices list sources for all the equipment and chemicals needed.

This book presents the newest techniques such as fluorescence microscopy to examine pollen tubes, high-pressure liquid chromatography for nectar analysis, and using particle counters to count pollen grains and nuclear magnetic resonance for floral odor analysis. In addition to these sophisticated methods, basic techniques are described for labeling plants, manipulating flowers, marking or excluding, and designing simple but elegant experiments with small budgets. The book also examines potential pitfalls for pollination studies and offers cautionary advice about designing and implementing different types of pollination experiments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870812811
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
604
Sales rank:
1,203,158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Plants11
3Flowers35
4Pollen77
5Nectar153
6Mating Systems217
7Animals263
8Environmental Measurements for Pollination Studies393
9Experimental Considerations405
Appendix 1. References to the Pollen Literature411
Appendix 2. Sources of Equipment and Supplies416
Appendix 3. Chemicals and Stains445
Appendix 4. Computer Programs464
Appendix 5. Glossary473
Bibliography493
Index of Subjects561
Index of Plants572
Index of Animals576
Index of Chemicals579

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