Isozymes in Plant Biology by Douglas E. SoltisIsozymes in Plant Biology by Douglas E. Soltis

Isozymes in Plant Biology

byDouglas E. Soltis

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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which individuals are heterozygous (H). A review by Selander (1976] comparing these param­ eters in various populations has been followed by many other studies. In the present volume, J. B. Mitton has used H to evaluate the importance of heterozygosity in natural populations. The degree of polymorphism expressed by P, has been used in several contributions to approach various problems of population genetics. particularly breeding structure and mating systems by Hamrick, Barrett and Shore, Brown, Burdon and Jarosz. as well as Soltis and Soltis, and Wyatt. Stoneburner. and Odrzykoski. New knowledge derived from these investigations has strengthened a point of view already stressed by Darwin: evolution takes place in a complex environment, that can be constantly changing over long periods of time. or can alternate between long periods of relative stability and cycles of rapid change. The most successful plant species become adjusted to these vagaries in several ways, including shifts in heterozygosity. polymorphism and mating systems. The strength of isozyme ana<_ysis20_for20_testing20_hypotheses20_is20_well20_illustrated20_by20_the20_contribution20_of20_the20_soltises2c_20_who20_have20_shown20_clearly20_that20_a20_previously20_held20_hypothesis2c_20_predicting20_self20_fertilization20_fortified20_by20_polyploid20_genetic20_segregations20_in20_ferns2c_20_must20_be20_rejected. for="" testing="" hypotheses="" is="" well="" illustrated="" by="" the="" contribution="" of="" _soltises2c_="" who="" have="" shown="" clearly="" that="" a="" previously="" held="" _hypothesis2c_="" predicting="" self="" fertilization="" fortified="" polyploid="" genetic="" segregations="" in="" _ferns2c_="" must="" be="">
Title:Isozymes in Plant BiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pagesPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940107321X

ISBN - 13:9789401073219


Table of Contents

1 Visualization and Interpretation of Plant Isozymes.- 2 Genetics of Plant Isozymes.- 3 Isozyme Analysis of Plant Mating Systems.- 4 Isozymes and the Analysis of Genetic Structure in Plant Populations.- 5 Isozyme Variation in Colonizing Plants.- 6 Physiological and Demographic Variation Associated With Allozyme Variation.- 7 Enzyme Electrophoresis and Plant Systematics.- 8 Isozymic Evidence and the Evolution of Crop Plants.- 9 Isozyme Analysis of Tree Fruits.- 10 Isozymes as Markers for Studying and Manipulating Quantitative Traits.- 11 Bryophyte Isozymes: Systematic and Evolutionary Implications.- 12 Polyploidy, Breeding Systems, and Genetic Differentiation in Homosporous Pteridophytes.

Editorial Reviews

An extensive review by many authors of a rather new promising field of study... Blumea; The authors and editors' of this volume are to be congratulated in producing an interesting and useful review of isozymes in plant biology. - Plant Growth Regulation