Reproductive Diversity of Plants

An Evolutionary Perspective and Genetic Basis

  • Marines Marli Gniech Karasawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marines Marli Gniech Karasawa, Giancarlo Conde Xavier Oliveira, Elizabeth Ann Veasey
    Pages 1-39
  3. Marines Marli Gniech Karasawa, Marcelo Carnier Dornelas, Ana Cláudia Guerra de Araújo, Giancarlo Conde Xavier Oliveira
    Pages 41-84
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 85-87

About this book


The first part of the book presents the evolution of plants starting from photosynthetic cells to topics like Gymnosperms and Angiosperms, including the evolution of the breeding system. Geological and molecular data were used, helping us to show with more details each of the phases presented.  Also, specialization of the reproductive systems such as evolution of unissexuality (dioecy and monoecy), evolution of self-incompatibility, selfing fertilization and mixed mating systems were considered.  

The last part discusses the biology and genetics of the reproductive systems and shows the strategies that modern plants use in asexual reproduction (vegetative and apomictic reproduction) and sexual reproduction. In addition, the sexual reproduction topics such as   gametogenesis, the genetic control of reproductive organs, systems that promote outcrossing, selfing and mixed mating systems were also included.  


Biology Evolution of plant reproduction Genetics Plant asexual reproduction Plant sexual reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Marines Marli Gniech Karasawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsLuiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo ESALQ/USPPiracicabaBrazil

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