The present book entitled, "Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms" is an up to date account of embryology subject fortified with recent researches on the subject as well as highlights the results of analytical disciplines such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, in particular Gene Action.
The present book begins by an introductory chapter: Importance of Reproductive Biology and ends up in last chapter 21: Applications of Reproductive Biology. In between are chapters on different aspects of Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms. Some of these chapters are new, hitherto, underscribed.
This book is aimed to be a textbook on Reproductive Biology of Angiosperm for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students of Botany.
1. Significance of Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms
3. Male Gametogenesis (Microsporangium and Microsporogenesis)
4. Induction of Male Sterility and Restoration to Fertility
5. In Vitro and In Vivo Germination of Pollen and Pollen Tube Growth
6. Megasporangiun and Megasporogenesis, Female Gametogenesis
7. Pollination, Pollen-Pollinator and Pollen-Pistil Interactions
8. Fertilization (in vivo and in vitro)
10. Zygotic Embryogenesis
11. Endosperm Origin, Development and Differentiation
13. Induction of Haploid Plants on Culture of an Anther and Gynoecium
14. Induction of Haploids on Culture of Pollen (Microspores)
15. Induction of Haploids on Chromosome Elimination in Wide Cross
17. Fruit Biology
18. Seed Biology
19. Somatic Embryogenesis
20. Protoplasts and Parasexual Plants
21. Applications of Reproductive Biology
A. Rashid :- PhD, received his degree from University of Delhi in 1968. Since then he has been a member of faculty, associated with teaching of plant physiology and biotechnology, till his superannuation in 2005. Dr Rashid was awarded British Council Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (1972-74) to work on cell physiology of higher plants in the laboratory of Professor H.E. Street at University of Leicester (UK). He has also been a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (1980-82) to work on ab initio culture of pollen for the induction of haploids in the laboratory of Professor Dr J Reinert, at Freie Universitat Berlin. He has also worked as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1990-91) in the laboratory of Professor Dr H. Mohr at University of Frieburg to study physiology of phytochrome. Professor Rashid has contributed over 80 research papers and a few reviews in international journals.