Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants

  • Monica A. Geber
  • Todd E. Dawson
  • Lynda F. Delph

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Deborah Charlesworth
    Pages 33-60
  3. Monica A. Geber
    Pages 97-122
  4. Vincent M. Eckhart
    Pages 123-148
  5. Lynda F. Delph
    Pages 149-173
  6. Todd E. Dawson, Monica A. Geber
    Pages 175-215
  7. Jon Ågren, Kjell Danell, Thomas Elmqvist, Lars Ericson, Joakim Hjältén
    Pages 217-246
  8. Sarah R. Grant
    Pages 247-274
  9. Thomas R. Meagher
    Pages 275-294
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 295-305

About this book


This volume, which is written by the leading experts, consists of three sections: the first introduces readers to the tremendous variety of breeding systems and their evolution in plants and sets the stage for a consideration of the evolution of dimorphism in reproductive and non-reproductive characters. The second section deals with the evolution of secondary sexual characters, including the theory related to the evolution of sexual dimorphism and its empirical patterns. The last deals with the genetics of gender expression and of secondary sexual characters.


Evolution Gender Geschlechtsdimorphismus Geschlechtsmerkmale Pflanzen Pflanzenevolution Plant evolution Züchtung breeding, plant dimorphism, plant physiology sex characters sexual dimorphism

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica A. Geber
    • 1
  • Todd E. Dawson
    • 1
  • Lynda F. Delph
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Ecology and SystematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08424-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03908-3
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