Flowers: Morphology, Evolutionary Diversification and Implications for the Environment


Teodor Berntsen (Editor)
Kaj Alsvik (Editor)

Series: Botanical Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT013000

In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the morphology, evolutionary diversification and implications for the environments of flowers. Topics discussed in this compilation include the bioactive components from asteraceae flowers; the classification, phylogenetic status and uses as ornamental groundcover of the arachis species; understanding the role of pigments in flowers; flowers as sources of therapeutic molecules; the floral development of sauvagesia (ochnaceae) revealing different origins of presumed staminodes; pollen grain diameter, in vitro pollen germination and regression between grain diameter and in vitro pollen germination in pickerelweed (pontederia cordata L.) and the development of novel pollination techniques to overcome the effects of heteromorphic incompatibility and herkogamy in pickerelweed. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Bioactive Components from Asteraceae Flowers
(Ken Yasukawa, Nihon University School of Pharmacy, Narashinodai, Funabashi-shi, Chiba, Japan)

<i>Arachis</i> Species: Classification, Phylogenetic Status and Uses as Ornamental Groundcover
(Chuan Tang Wang, Yue Yi Tang, Xiu Zhen Wang, Qi Wu, Zhen Yang, Qing Xuan Gong, Guo Sheng Song, Hua Yuan Gao, Wan Li Ni, Shu Tao Yu, Min Li, Lang Qian, Tong Rong Yang, Shandong Peanut Research Institute, Qingdao, China, and others)

Understanding the Role of Pigments in Flowers
(María Gabriela Lagorio, INQUIMAE/Dpto. de Química Inorgánica, Analítica y Química Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón II, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Beyond the Physiological Role in Plants: Flowers as Sources of Therapeutic Molecules
(Mahomoodally Mohamad Fawzi, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius)

To Be or Not to Be a Staminode: The Floral Development of <i>Sauvagesia</i> (Ochnaceae) Reveals Different Origins of Presumed Staminodes
(J. Farrar, L.P. Ronse De Craene, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

Pollen Grain Diameter: In Vitro Pollen Germination and Regression between Grain Diameter and in Vitro Pollen Germination in Pickerelweed (<i>Pontederia cordata</i> L.)
(Lyn A. Gettys, University of Florida IFAS, Department of Agronomy, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie FL, USA)

Development of Novel Pollination Techniques to Overcome the Effects of Heteromorphic Incompatibility and Herkogamy in Pickerelweed
(Lyn A. Gettys, University of Florida IFAS, Department of Agronomy, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie FL, USA)



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