Maxine F. Singer - Blossoms: And the Genes That Make Them

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One of the first of the many lessons in this illuminating study of flowers is how little we understand about them. They’re synonymous with spring, but how do they know when to come up? Why are they so colorful, and what do the colors mean? Only in the last twenty years have scientists found answers to these questions, and Singer, a noted molecular biologist, brings us up to date in this accessible and fascinating book. She starts with the basics, defining plants and their components and surveying how genes work, then examines the environmental conditions that cue a plant’s reproductive system to go into action. Told with authority and panache, this is a story as elegant, complex, and subtly nuanced as the flowers themselves.


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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780198811138
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 5th, 2018

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