The Biology of mistletoes

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Academic Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Nature - 348 pages

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Contents

n n bhandari 69 Department of Botany University of Delhi Delhi
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malcolm calder 1 School of Botany University of Melbourne Parkville
18
Biogeography of Loranthaceae and Viscaceae
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seakle k b godschalk 117 934 Eighth Avenue Wonderboom South
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Embryology of Loranthaceae
47
Embryology and Affinities of Viscaceae
69
The Floral Biology of A myema in SouthEastern Australia
87
The Cowiebank Study
101
Nutrition of Seedlings
254
Concluding Comments
255
References
257
A Host Morphogen Hypothesis PETER R ATSATT I Introduction The Morphogen Hypothesis
259
Alternative Hypotheses
260
HI Predictions of the Morphogen Hypothesis
265
Potential Morphogens
270
HostInduced Phenotypic Change
273

Mistletoe Dispersal by Birds in South Africa
117
Germination of Mistletoes
129
Germination and Establishment of Viscum album L
145
frank G hawksworth 317 United States Department of Agriculture
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Water Relations of Mistletoes and Their Hosts
161
Mineral Nutrition of Mistletoes BYRON LAMONT I Introduction
185
Mineral Distribution and Metabolism
186
Seasonality
198
Conclusions
202
References
203
Features of Parasitism Morphology and Haustorial Anatomy in Loranthaceous Root Parasites B A FINERAN AND P J HOCKING I Introduction
205
Representatives
206
Parasitism
210
Morphology and Anatomy of Haustoria
212
Development of the Haustorium
222
General Conclusions
224
References
226
Aspects of the Nutrition of Root Parasitic Loranthaceae P J HOCKING AND B A FINERAN
229
Introduction
230
Acquisition of Water and Nutrients from Host Plants
234
Composition of Xylem Sap and Mucilage from Nuytsia
239
Nutrient Levels and Reserves in Vegetative Plant Parts
241
Nutrition of Fruits
246
Concluding Remarks
274
Nuclear DNA Variation in the Australasian Loranthaceae NICOLE J MARTIN I Introduction
277
Mechanisms of DNA Evolution in Higher Plants
286
DNA Evolution in the Loranthaceae
288
References
293
Physiology of Mistletoe Parasitism and Disease Responses in the Host DONALD M KNUTSON I Introduction
295
Types of Damage
297
The Infection Process
298
Disease Symptoms and Probable Causes
309
Site Relationships
313
References
314
Mistletoes as Forest Parasites FRANK G HAWKSWORTH I Introduction
317
Europe
318
HI Africa
319
Asia
320
Australia New Zealand and Oceania
321
Mexico Central America and the Caribbean
323
South America
324
Conclusions
326
References
327
Taxonomic Index
335
Subject Index
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