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Published: 26 April 2018

176 Pages | A number of black and white halftones and an 8 page colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198811138

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And the genes that make them

Maxine F. Singer

  • One of the most distinguished molecular biologists describes in a clear and accessible way what we now understand of the science behind how flowers bloom
  • Describes how scientists have been piecing together the fascinating and often subtle genetics and epigenetic processes involved in the formation of flowers
  • Explains how environmental cues, genes, and epigenetic factors combine to cause plants to flower at a particular time, and to produce the wide variety of shapes, patterns, and scents of flowers
  • Presents the story in the context of evolution, of how flowering plants and their pollinators have evolved together

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