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Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Beverley Glover

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful groups of living organisms. The underlying thesis of this book is that to ... More


Preventing Self-fertilization

Beverley J. Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Perfect (hermaphrodite) flowers can, assuming no other constraints, self-pollinate, and fertilize their own ovules. This guaranteed sexual reproduction gives self-pollinating plants the ability to ... More


Outcrossing and self-fertilization

Beverley Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199661596
eISBN:
9780191779473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661596.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Most flowers are ‘perfect’ (hermaphrodite), containing both male and female reproductive structures, and producing both male and female gametes. Hermaphroditism carries both advantages and ... More


The diversity of sexual cycles

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The sexual cycles of eukaryotes vary immensely in terms of the relative importance of the haploid and diploid phases, the differentiation between gametes, and the timing and mode of sex ... More


Molecular mechanisms of sex determination

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter first describes the overall structure of sex-determination cascades and the function of the main upstream and downstream actors (Section 3.1). Given the fundamental bipotentiality of ... More


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