Pollination Mechanisms, Reproduction and Plant Breeding

  • Rafael Frankel
  • Esra Galun

Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Rafael Frankel, Esra Galun
    Pages 1-50
  3. Rafael Frankel, Esra Galun
    Pages 51-78
  4. Rafael Frankel, Esra Galun
    Pages 79-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-284

About this book


view than its own proper males should fecundate each blossom." ANDREW KNIGHT Philosophical Transactions, 1799 Pollination mechanisms and reproduction have a decisive bearing upon rational procedures in plant breeding and crop production. This book intends to furnish' under one cover an integrated botanical, genetical and breeding-methodologi­ cal treatment of the reproductive biology of spermatophytes­ mainly angiosperms; it is based on an advanced topical course in plant breeding taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusa­ lem. We have tried to present a coverage which is concise, but as comprehensive as possible, of the pollination mechanism and modes of reproduction of higher plants, and to illustrate topics, whenever practicable, by examples from cultivated plants. Nevertheless, some relevant publications may have escaped our attention or may not be mentioned because of various limitations. The book is organized into three parts. The first part starts with an evaluation of the significance of the different pollination mechanisms for plant breeding and crop produc­ tion, describes modes of reproduction in higher plants and discusses ecology and dynamics of pollination. The second part is devoted to crops propagated by self pollination and describes specific breeding procedures for such crops. The third part details sexual reproduction in higher plants and handles three mechanisms involved in the prevention of self pollination and their utilization in plant breeding: sex expres­ sion, incompatibility, and male sterility.


Blütenbestäubung Getreide Pflanzenzüchtung Reproduction biology breeding plant breeding

Authors and affiliations

  • Rafael Frankel
    • 1
  • Esra Galun
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research OrganizationThe Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Weizman Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81061-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81059-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-5376
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