Plant Reproductive Ecology: Patterns and Strategies

Paperback | January 1, 1995

EditorJon and Lesley Lovett-Doust, Lesley Lovett-Doust

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This collection of reviews by leading investigators examines plant reproduction and sexuality within a framework of evolutionary ecology, providing an up-to-date account of the field. The contributors discuss conceptual issues, showing the importance of sex allocation, sexual selection andinclusive fitness, and the dimensions of paternity and maternity in plants. The evolution, maintenance, and loss of self-incompatibility in plants, the nature of 'sex choice' in plants, and sex dimorphism are all explored in detail. Specific forms of biotic interactions shaping the evolution ofplant reproductive strategy are discussed, and a taxonomically based review of the reproductive ecology of non-angiosperm plant groups, such as bryophytes, ferns, and algae, is presented. Together these studies focus on the complexities of plant life cycles and the distinctive reproductivebiologies of these organisms, while showing the similarities between nonflowering plants and the more thoroughly documented flowering species.

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This collection of reviews by leading investigators examines plant reproduction and sexuality within a framework of evolutionary ecology, providing an up-to-date account of the field. The contributors discuss conceptual issues, showing the importance of sex allocation, sexual selection andinclusive fitness, and the dimensions of pater...

Jon and Lesley Lovett-Doust is at the University of Windsor.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

PART I: Conceptual Issues in Plant Breeding Systems1. J. and L. Lovett Doust: Sociobiology of Plants: An Emerging Synthesis2. R. Bertin: Paternity in Plants3. D. Haig and M. Westoby: Inclusive Fitness, Seed Resources, and Maternal Care4. P. Cox: Monomorphic and Dimorphic Sexual Strategies: A Modular Approach5. S. Barrett: The Evolution, Maintenance, and Loss of Self-incompatibility Systems6. T. Meagher: Sex Determination in Plants7. M. Schlessman: Gender Diphasy ("sex choice")PART II: Ecological Forces8. M. Zimmerman: Nectar Production, Flowering Phenology, and Strategies for Pollination9. T. Lee: Patterns of Fruit and Seed Production10. D. Waller: Plant Morphology and Reproduction11. J. Weiner: The Influence of Competition on Plant Reproduction12. S. Hendrix: Herbivory and Its Impact on Plant ReproductionPART III: Reproductive Strategies of Non-Angiosperms13. R. DeWreede and T. Klinger: Reproductive Strategies in Algae14. B. Mishler: Reproductive Ecology of Bryophytes15. M. Cousens: Reproductive Strategies of Pteridophytes

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"This volume should be on the shelf of every person interested in the ecology and evolution of plant reproduction; it is an important volume that documents the rapid progress made in this area over the past 10-15 years." --The Bryologist