Pollen Biotechnology for Crop Production and Improvement (Paperback)

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By K. R. Shivanna (Editor), V. K. Sawhney (Editor), R. Bruce Knox (Foreword by)
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Our knowledge of pollen, the gold dust that carries the male germ line of flowering plants and is vital for sexual reproduction and seed formation, has 'come of age' with the publication of this book. Here, for the first time in a single volume, are all the ideas and techniques developed in the last two decades concerning the manipulation of pollen and pollen tubes in plant breeding and biotechnology. Pollen has never been an easy topic to come to grips with, with its variable and often inexplicable terminology that has made it a more difficult field in which to work. This book will remedy that, with its overview of pollen biology and pollen-pistil interactions that explains terms and concepts of the male function of pollen in a way that is readily understandable to the student and professional plant scientist and plant breeder.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521019750
ISBN-10: 0521019753
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2005
Pages: 468
Language: English