CONTENTS:- Preface. 1. Preamble. 2. Microsporangium. 3. Ontogeny. 4. Development of pollen: i. Fine structure. ii. Physiology. 5. Pollen wall structure. 6. Pollen wall development: i. Development of exine. ii. Development of intine. 7. Tapetum: i. Role of Tapetum. ii. Ultrastructure of secretory Tapetum. iii. Ultrastructure of perisplasmodial Tapetum. 8. Ubisch bodies. 9. Pollen-kitt and Tryphine. 10. Tapetal membrane. 11. Callosic special wall. 12. Compound pollen. 13. Mechanism of cohesion in compound pollen. 14. Phylogenetic significance of compound pollen. 15. Translator apparatus. 16. Pollination. 17. Abiotic pollination. 18. Biotic pollination.
Profound care has been taken to make the present book a compilation of contemporary and original information about the pollen in a lucid and non-monotonous style, and also to give unbiased and logical imterpretations to the collation of such findings. The book should thus prove indispensable to any-one undertaking research in plant reproductive biology, agriculture, biotechnology, genetic engineering, conservation of genes, cell biology and even plant-animal co-evolution.