Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms


By Arun K. Pandey

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This book is designed to introduce the basics of different aspects of the biology of reproduction in a concise and coherent manner. The book aims to equip students with the fundamentals of the biology of reproduction and also update them with the most recent advances in the field of reproduction. The book has been organized into 16 chapters that introduce and explain different aspects in a stimulating manner. Each chapter is supplemented with a summary and relevant illustrations. A glossary has been added to help the students to understand some important scientific terms.

The book offers comprehensive coverage of the important topics including:

  • Flower structure and development
  • Development and structure of male and female gametophytes
  • Pollination biology, fertilization and self-incompatibility
  • Endosperm, embryo and polyembryony
  • Apomixis and seed biology
  • A separate topic on experimental plant reproductive biology (experimental embryology) has been provided, which includes basics of cell, tissue and organ culture, anther culture, pollen culture, flower, ovary, ovule culture, embryo culture, somatic embryogenesis, synthetic seeds, protoplast culture and other aspects of plant biotechnology.

    The book aims to cater to the needs of the advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students in Botany, Forestry, Agriculture and related fields.

    Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms