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Floral mimicry, Steven D. Johnson, Florian P. Schiestl

Label
Floral mimicry
Title
Floral mimicry
Statement of responsibility
Steven D. Johnson, Florian P. Schiestl
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mimicry is a classic example of adaptation through natural selection. The traditional focus of mimicry research has been on defence in animals, but there is now also a highly-developed and rapidly-growing body of research on floral mimicry in plants. This has coincided with a revolution in genomic tools, making it possible to explore which genetic and developmental processes underlie the sometimes astonishing changes that give rise to floral mimicry. Being literally rooted to one spot, plants have to cajole animals into acting as couriers for their pollen. Floral mimicry encompasses a set of evolutionary strategies whereby plants imitate the food sources, oviposition sites, or mating partners of animals in order to exploit them as pollinators. This first definitive book on floral mimicry discusses the functions of visual, olfactory, and tactile signals, integrating them into a broader theory of organismal mimicry that will help guide future research in the field. It addresses the fundamental question of whether the evolutionary and ecological principles that were developed for protective mimicry in animals can also be applied to floral mimicry in plants. The book also deals with the functions of floral rewardlessness, a condition which often serves as a precursor to the evolution of mimicry in plant lineages. The authors pay particular attention to the increasing body of research on chemical cues: their molecular basis, their role in cognitive misclassification of flowers by pollinators, and their implications for plant speciation.--publisher
Cataloging source
WURST
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Johnson, Steven D
Dewey number
581.47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH546
LC item number
.J64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schiestl, Florian P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mimicry (Biology)
  • Flowers
  • Mimicry (Biology)
Label
Floral mimicry, Steven D. Johnson, Florian P. Schiestl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The evolution and maintenance of floral rewardlessness -- Generalized food deception -- Batesian food-source mimicry -- Sexual mimicry -- Oviposition-site mimicry -- Special cases -- Future directions in floral mimicry research -- Epilogue
Control code
959956460
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198732709
Lccn
2016943650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)959956460
Label
Floral mimicry, Steven D. Johnson, Florian P. Schiestl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The evolution and maintenance of floral rewardlessness -- Generalized food deception -- Batesian food-source mimicry -- Sexual mimicry -- Oviposition-site mimicry -- Special cases -- Future directions in floral mimicry research -- Epilogue
Control code
959956460
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198732709
Lccn
2016943650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)959956460

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