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Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants [Hardcover]

By Monica A. Geber (Editor), Todd E. Dawson (Editor) & Lynda F. Delph (Editor)
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Written by the leading experts in the field, this book examines the evolutionary advantages of gender dimorphism - the occurence of two sexual forms - and sexual dimorphism - dimorphism in secondary sex characters - in flowering plants. Gender dimorphism is found in approximately 10% of flowering plant species and has been an active topic of research. By contrast, sexual dimorphism in plants is much less widely appreciated. The book 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 section deals with the genetics of gender expression and of secondary sexual characters.

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Pages   305
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 17, 1998
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540645977  
ISBN13  9783540645979  

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Sciences > Biological Sciences > Botany
2Books > Subjects > Medicine > Reproductive & Sexual > Sex Differentiation
3Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Biological Sciences > Botany
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Biological Sciences > Ecology
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Evolution > General
6Books > Subjects > Science > Biological Sciences > Biology > General
7Books > Subjects > Science > Biological Sciences > Plants > Flowers
8Books > Subjects > Science > Evolution > General
9Books > Subjects > Science > Evolution > Genetics
10Books > Subjects > Science > General

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A must have  Sep 26, 2000
This book is a must have for anyone interested in plant reproductive biology. It represents an excellent compilation of recent groundbreaking literature on the subject of dimorphism.

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