The author offers an overview of pollen biology and biotechnology for students and researchers in areas such as reproductive biology, biotechnology, aeropalynology, plant breeding, horticulture, and forestry. Citing more than 1,500 references to pollen research, the text covers topics including advances in understanding pollen tube growth, the use of pollen for gene transfer, and advantages and disadvantages of various pollination systems for production of species limits.

part 1|1 pages

Pollen Biology

chapter 1|19 pages

Pollen Development

chapter 2|19 pages

Pollen Morphology and Aeropalynology

chapter 3|16 pages

Pollen Viability and Vigour

chapter 5|13 pages

Pollen Sterility

chapter 6|12 pages


chapter 7|12 pages


chapter 9|27 pages


chapter 10|9 pages

Interspecific Incompatibility

part II|1 pages

Pollen Biotechnology

chapter 11|5 pages

Optimization of Crop Yield

chapter 12|13 pages

Commercial Production of Hybrid Seeds

chapter 13|20 pages

Transfer of Useful Genes to Crop Species

chapter 14|12 pages

Induction of Haploids from Pollen Grains

chapter 15|5 pages

Production of Other Economic Products