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Current Advances in Fern Research

Editors: Fernandez, Helena (Ed.)

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  • Contributed by an international panel of experts
  • Comprehensive coverage of current pteridology research
  • Unique paradigm for the studies of plant growth and development
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Ferns, collectively, represent an ancient species of vascular plant which has a direct connection to the beginning of life on Earth. Today they are valued for their ornamental appeal, environmental benefit or as sources of health benefiting metabolites. Current pteridology, the study of fern, encompasses a wide range of research activities including, but not limited to, plant physiology, stress tolerance, genetics and genomics. 
The goal of this book is to compile the most relevant research done with ferns during the last decade. It is organized into four parts: I, Biology and Biotechnology; II, Evolution and Conservation; III, Metabolism and Genetic Resources, and IV, Environment. Each section reveals the utilization of ferns as a tool to explore challenges unique to plant development and adaptation.
This project represents our collective effort to raise the awareness of ferns as a model system to study higher plant functions. Among the distinctive features of our proposed book are: (i) a wide range of topics with contributing researchers from all around the world, and (ii) recent advances of theoretic and applied knowledge with implications to crop species of economic value.

About the authors

Helena FernándezProfessor of Plant Physiology at the Department of Organisms and Systems Biology, University of Oviedo, Spain. She has an experience of almost three decades working with ferns, and dealing with basic and applied topics such as morphogenesis, reproduction by sexual or asexual means, and micropropagation. Presently, her interest is focussed on deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved on apogamy under trancriptomic and proteomic approaches. 

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • The Gametophyte of Fern: Born to Reproduce

    Pages 3-19

    Rivera, Alejandro (et al.)

  • Azolla: A Model System for Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation and Evolutionary Developmental Biology

    Pages 21-46

    Vries, Sophie (et al.)

  • Meristems of Seedless Vascular Plants: The State of the Art

    Pages 47-73

    Dolzblasz, Alicja (et al.)

  • Biotechnology in Clone Gametophytes: Future Perspectives in Homosporous Ferns

    Pages 75-97

    Johari, Deepali (et al.)

  • Morphogenic Events in Ferns: Single and Multicellular Explants In Vitro

    Pages 99-120

    Rybczyński, Jan Jarosław (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Advances in Fern Research
Editors
  • Helena Fernandez
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75103-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75103-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75102-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09151-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 544
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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