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The ABC model and the diversity of plant reproductive structures

Beverley Glover.

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering Second Edition

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7721 words.

The majority of the ABC genes involved in floral organ identity encode MADS box transcription factors, a very ancient family of DNA-binding proteins. By tracing the evolutionary history of...

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Agriculture and plant ecology

Ahmad Hegazy and Jonathan Lovett-Doust.

in Plant Ecology in the Middle East

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 10967 words.

This chapter reviews the profound effect of agriculture on the region’s plant ecology, and the early role of plant and animal domestication in developing human societies. Most of the...

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Are flowers under selective pressure to increase pollinator attention?

Beverley Glover.

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering Second Edition

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6691 words.

The underlying assumption of much of the work on flower development and morphology is that these features serve to increase the attractiveness of the flower to pollinating animals, thus...

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Attraction of prey

John D. Horner, Bartosz J. Płachno, Ulrike Bauer and Bruno Di Giusto.

in Carnivorous Plants

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6328 words.

The ability to attract prey has long been considered a universal trait of carnivorous plants. We review studies from the past 25 years that have investigated the mechanisms by which...

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The autonomous pathways for floral inhibition and induction

Beverley Glover.

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering Second Edition

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5141 words.

The autonomous pathways for floral inhibition and induction are central to the entire process of floral transition in Arabidopsis. The floral inhibition pathway is the central regulator of...

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Batesian food-source mimicry

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl.

in Floral Mimicry

September 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11594 words.

Plants that lack floral rewards can attract pollinators if their flowers sufficiently resemble those of sympatric food-rewarding plants. This is because animals that associate the signals...

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Biochemistry of prey digestion and nutrient absorption

Ildikó Matušíková, Andrej Pavlovič and Tanya Renner.

in Carnivorous Plants

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8233 words.

Digestion of captured prey and retrieval of nutrients by plants is a central feature of carnivorous plants. This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the composition of digestive...

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Biogeography and habitats of carnivorous plants

J. Stephen Brewer and Jan Schlauer.

in Carnivorous Plants

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7248 words.

Understanding the processes involved in generating distribution patterns of carnivorous plants requires investigation at multiple scales. Carnivorous plants typically occur in warm or hot...

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Biotechnology with carnivorous plants

Laurent Legendre and Douglas W. Darnowski.

in Carnivorous Plants

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7352 words.

Several carnivorous plant families have been a source of medicine for centuries in many parts of the world. Research into their active ingredients have revealed that they include...

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Carnivorous plant genomes

Tanya Renner, Tianying Lan, Kimberly M. Farr, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Luis Herrera-Estrella, Stephan C. Schuster, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, Kenji Fukushima and Victor A. Albert.

in Carnivorous Plants

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 10170 words.

Carnivorous plant genome research has focused on members of the Lamiales and Oxalidales; the most complete sequences are for Utricularia gibba and Cephalotus follicularis. The size-limited null...

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