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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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Behind the Green Door

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz.

in Flora Unveiled

February 2017; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 11818 words.

Chapter 14 explores literary and scientific reactions to the idea of sex in plants. England experienced a fashion for “phytoerotica”: bawdy verse, in which plants represented human...

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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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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey.

in The Biology of Grasslands

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6361 words.

Biodiversity is a measure of variety of life forms, and can be assessed at the genetic, species, and landscape levels. Species diversity can be partitioned into its basic components of...

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Biodiversity of Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey.

in The Biology of Grasslands

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8893 words.

Grasslands can be surprisingly diverse and contain many charismatic flora and fauna. Plant species are often combined into functional groups. Three major conceptual models:...

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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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The Biology of Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey.

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 208 pages.

This accessible text provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of global grasslands. Grasslands are vast in their extent, with native and non-native grasslands now...

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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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Carnivorous Plants

Edited by Aaron Ellison and Lubomír Adamec.

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 560 pages.

Carnivorous plants have fascinated botanists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, physiologists, developmental biologists, anatomists, horticulturalists, and the general public for...

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Changes at the shoot apical meristem in response to floral 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. 8323 words.

This chapter considers the changes that occur at the shoot apical meristem once the decision to flower has been taken by the plant. These changes involve increases in respiration, cell...

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Chemical ecology in the desert

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. 5759 words.

This chapter explores something of the nature of plant “intelligence,” as they integrate different stimuli to manage their growth and “make decisions” about when and in what direction to...

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Colouring the flower

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. 5842 words.

One of the most obvious ways in which flowers differ from one another is in their colour. This colour is usually the result of pigment deposition in the petals, but in some species brightly...

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Commensals of Nepenthes pitchers

Leonora S. Bittleston.

in Carnivorous Plants

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8235 words.

Carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plants contain aquatic ecosystems within each fluid-filled pitcher. Communities of arthropods and microbes colonize pitcher pools, and some organisms are...

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Conclusions

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. 9608 words.

This chapter describes how, in dryland systems, plants facilitate neighbors in various ways. Overall, this tends to produce a characteristic, large-scale “clustering” in vegetation. Various...

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