By C. Marshall (editor), J. Grace (editor)

The subject of fruit and seed creation is given a huge and finished therapy, with chapters overlaying the onset of flowering via to the advance and progress of culmination and seeds, and at last to ecological and evolutionary points of fruiting.

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In plants such as Feltham First peas (an early variety), the flowers are already formed in the seed and so any effects of the environment on flowering after germination are necessarily on flower development. But this also points to the possibility that in such plants the environment could have a significant control on flower initiation and early development Environmental control 23 Table 5. g. by dormancy (as in deciduous trees), temperature, photoperiod, or by lack of rain. g. ). Vegetative growth Inhibition or promotion, so that onset of reproductive growth is favoured or retarded.

Boca Raton: CRC Press. H. (1985; 1989). Handbook of Flowering, vols 1-6. Boca Raton: CRC Press. C. (1969). ) Merill. In The Induction of Flowering: Some Case Histories (ed. T. Evans), pp. 62-89. Melbourne: Macmillan. M. (1969). Environmental control of sex expression in Begonia. Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenphysiologie 61, 279-85. M. (1986). Primary and secondary induction requirements for flowering in Alopecurus pratensis. Physiologia Plantarum 66, 251-6. Heslop-Harrison, J. (1972). Sexuality of angiosperms.

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