Evolution and Function of Heterostyly

  • Spencer C. H. Barrett

Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. J. H. Richards, S. C. H. Barrett
    Pages 85-127
  3. D. Lewis, D. A. Jones
    Pages 129-150
  4. D. G. Lloyd, C. J. Webb
    Pages 151-178
  5. D. G. Lloyd, C. J. Webb
    Pages 179-207
  6. M. A. McKenna
    Pages 225-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


A century of research on heterostylous plants has passed since the publication of Charles Darwin's book "The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species" in 1877 summarizing his extensive observations and experiments on these complex breeding systems involving genetic polymorphisms of floral sex organs. Since then heterostylous plants have provided a rich source of material for evolutionary biologists and today they represent one of the classic research paradigms for approaches to the study of evolution and adaptation. The present book is the first modern and comprehensive accont of the subject. In 10 chapters it is concerned with the evolution, genetics, development, morphology, and adaptive significance of heterostyly. Broad syntheses of research on heterostyly as well as new theoretical ideas and experimental data are included.


Bestäubung Blüte Blüten Blütenbiologie Flora Heterostylie Heterostyly adaptation biology development evolution flower plants pollination

Editors and affiliations

  • Spencer C. H. Barrett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-86658-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86656-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-5376
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