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Main Title Asymmetry in plants : biology of handedness /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bahadur, Bir,
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,
Year Published 2019
Call Number QK711.2.A79 2019eb
ISBN 9780429960703; 0429960700; 9780429492372; 0429492375; 9780429960710; 0429960719; 9780429960697; 0429960697
Subjects Plant physiology. ; Symmetry (Biology) ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology ; NATURE / Ecology ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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Taylor & Francis
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Contents Notes
Plants exhibit forms of asymmetry analogous to "handedness" in bilaterally symmetrical animals. This book explores the evolutionary significance and development of asymmetry. Examples of genetic control include the direction of tendril or stem coiling of many climbing plants; the so-called spiral phyllotaxy and floral taxy; and contorted petal arrangement is another kind of left- right symmetry in plants; the direction of contortion is fixed in some but not in other plants. The book will underscore tha all phenomena related to handedness start during embryogenesis itself, with the occurrence of embryo rotation. Key selling features: First consolidated book on Plant Handedness Relates handedness, asymmetry and chirality to the evolution of different organizational levels in plant biology Emphasizes handedness as a vital governing force in plant functional evolution Provides a new perspective, hitherto ignored, into plant developemtn and evolution Describes how an age-old phenomenon can give scope for investigation from a very modern interdisciplinary approach