Ecological Research Monographs

Single-Pollen Genotyping

Editors: Isagi, Yuji, Suyama, Yoshihisa (Eds.)

  • Offers an introduction to a unique and novel method for detailed analysis of the reproductive process in plants
  • Provides detailed description of the principle and method of single-pollen genotyping 
  • Presents interesting applications of the method in ecological studies on plants
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Pollination is one of the most important processes in plant reproduction. It directly influences reproductive success and fitness and the genetic structure of the plant population. Methods exist to infer the pattern and distance of pollen dispersal, but direct observation of the movements of individual pollen grains during pollination is not feasible owing to their small size. Single-pollen genotyping is a novel technique for genotyping a single pollen grain. In this book, the principles, the experimental protocol, and several applications of this method in studies of plant ecology, reproductive biology, and evolutionary genetics have been described. More specifically, the information is useful for the analysis of linkage disequilibrium, intraspecific genetic variation, chromosome mapping, and the origins of polyploidy. It is also essential for achieving sustainable and optimal crop yield and is vital to agriculture and forestry. Written by pioneer researchers, the book provides novel research approaches that are proving useful in a growing number of fields. This volume is intended to encourage new and continued applications of single-pollen genotyping among many disciplines in the future.

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“Patterns of pollen dispersal and probabilities of cross pollination are possible to predict but this short book (127 pages) looks at a useful new technique whereby the genotype of single pollen grains can be identified. … this technique allowed the researchers to not only identify whether pollen was being carried from species to species but also to estimate how much of the pollen on a flower was from the same trees or from others, and hence the potential degree of self pollination.” (Peter Thomas, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Vol. 42 (2), 2011)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Significance of Single-Pollen Genotyping in Ecological Research

    Isagi, Yuji

    Pages 1-6

  • Procedure for Single-Pollen Genotyping

    Suyama, Yoshihisa

    Pages 7-15

  • Pollination Efficiencies of Insects Visiting Magnolia obovata, as Determined by Single-Pollen Genotyping

    Matsuki, Yu (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

  • Difference in Pollen Donor Composition During the Early Phases of Reproduction as Revealed by DNA Analysis of Pollen Grains and Seeds in the Monoecious Tree Castanea crenata

    Hasegawa, Yoichi (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Expanded Home Range of Pollinator Birds Facilitates Greater Pollen Flow of Camellia japonica in a Forest Heavily Damaged by Volcanic Activity

    Abe, Harue (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Single-Pollen Genotyping
Editors
  • Yuji Isagi
  • Yoshihisa Suyama
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-53901-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-53901-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-53900-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54723-5
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 127
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