The first volume to address the study of evolutionary transitions in plants, Major Evolutionary Transitions in Flowering Plant Reproduction brings together compelling work from the three areas of significant innovation in plant biology: evolution and adaptation in flowers and pollination, mating patterns and gender strategies, and asexual reproduction and polyploidy. Spencer C. H. Barrett assembles here a distinguished group of authors who address evolutionary transitions using comparative and phylogenetic approaches, the tools of genomics, population genetics, and theoretical modeling, and through studies in development and field experiments in ecology. With special focus on evolutionary transitions and shifts in reproductive charactersakey elements of biological diversification and research in evolutionary biologyaMajor Evolutionary Transitions in Flowering Plant Reproduction is the most up-to-date treatment of a fast-moving area of evolutionary biology and ecology.Apo- mixis is much rarer than vegetative reproduction among flower- ing plants ( Whitton et al. ... in all kinds of plant communities and provide essential recuitment oppor- tunities for many species that usually colonize from seed. ... Press pertur- bation is no doubt as common as pulse perturbation, but it is much more difficult to test its effect on the relative ... be more successful in aquatic habitats be- cause vegetative organs are more easily transported in water than on land (Barrett et al.
|Title||:||Major Evolutionary Transitions in Flowering Plant Reproduction|
|Author||:||Spencer C. H. Barrett|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2008-11-28|