Floral Biology

Studies on Floral Evolution in Animal-Pollinated Plants

Authors: Lloyd, David G., Barrett, Spencer

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Studies in floral biology are largely concerned with how flowers function to promote pollination and mating. The role of pollination in governing mating patterns in plant populations inextricably links the evolution of pollination and mating systems. Despite the close functional link between pollination and mating, research conducted for most of this century on these two fundamental aspects of plant reproduction has taken quite separate courses. This has resulted in suprisingly little cross-fertilization between the fields of pollination biology on the one hand and plant mating-system studies on the other. The separation of the two areas has largely resulted from the different backgrounds and approaches adopted by workers in these fields. Most pollination studies have been ecological in nature with a strong emphasis on field research and until recently few workers considered how the mechanics of pollen dispersal might influence mating patterns and individual plant fitness. In contrast, work on plant mating patterns has often been conducted in an ecological vacuum largely devoid of information on the environmental and demographic context in which mating occurs. Mating-system research has been dominated by population genetic and theoretical perspectives with surprisingly little consideration given to the proximate ecological factors responsible for causing a particular pattern of mating to occur.

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The acquisition of data on pollination biology dates back to the work of Sprengel. This book was conceived in his honour: some of his work is reprinted as the first chapter, and reviewed in historical context in the second. - Trends in Plant Sciences; The acquisition of data on pollination biology dates back to the work of Sprengel. This book was conceived in his honour: some of his work is reprinted as the first chapter, and reviewed in historical context in the second. - Trends in Plant Sciences

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Discovery of the Secret of Nature in the Structure and Fertilization of Flowers

    Sprengel, Christian Konrad

    Pages 3-43

  • Christian Konrad Sprengel’s Theory of the Flower: The Cradle of Floral Ecology

    Vogel, Stefan

    Pages 44-62

  • Floral Traits and Plant Adaptation to Insect Pollinators: A Devil’s Advocate Approach

    Herrera, Carlos M.

    Pages 65-87

  • How Do Flowers Diverge?

    Wilson, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 88-111

  • Floral Longevity: Fitness Consequences and Resource Costs

    Ashman, Tia-Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 112-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Floral Biology
Book Subtitle
Studies on Floral Evolution in Animal-Pollinated Plants
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Chapman & Hall
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1165-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1165-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-04341-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8494-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 410
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