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Plant Embryology: Classical and Experimental
Author(s): H. P. Sharma

ISBN:    978-81-7319-969-1 
Publication Year:   2009
Pages:   302
Binding:   Paper Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   470


About the book

Plant Embryology: Classical and Experimental has been written in simple language with up to date information supported with hand sketch diagrams and schematic representation of the events, classifications and tables wherever required. Part A, Classical Embryology, deals exclusively with the basics of plants such as structures of reproductive parts , their growth and development starting from Microsporogenesis, Megasporogenesis, Pollination, Fertilization till Embryo and Seed formation; it also includes discussion of Comparative Embryology. Part B, Experimental Embryology, on the other hand covers the cultures of Anther, Pollens, Ovary, Ovule, Embryo etc. which enables one to understand the mechanism of growth and development. This book will meet the requirements of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and benefit those preparing for various competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, IFS and Civil Services etc. with Botany as one of the optional papers.

Key Features

  • Sections/Chapters on In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo Culture, Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seeds

Table of Contents

Preface / Part A: Classical Embryology Historical Account and Present Status / The Flower / Microsporangium / Male Gametophyte / Megasporangium / Female Gametophyte / Pollination / Fertilization / Sexual Incompatibility / The Endosperm / The Embryo / Polyembryony / Apomixis / The Seed / Embryology in Relation to Taxonomy / Part B: Experimental Embryology Technique of Tissue Culture / Somantic Embryogenesis / Haploid Production / In Vitro Pollination and Fertilization / Embryo Culture / Culture of Different Parts of Pistil and Seed (Organ Microculture) / Synthetic Seeds / Appendix: Experiments in Embryology / Selected References / Subject Index.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students


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