Current Advances in Fern Research


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Current Advances in Fern Research Editor: Helena Fernandez Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG Pages: 544 Illustrations and other contents: 25 Tables, color; 51 Illustrations, color; 30 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 544 p. 81 illus., 51 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783319751023 Categories: , , , , , , , , ,

Ferns, collectively, represent an ancient species of vascular plant which has a direct connection to the beginning of life on Earth. Today they are valued for their ornamental appeal, environmental benefit or as sources of health benefiting metabolites. Current pteridology, the study of fern, encompasses a wide range of research activities including, but not limited to, plant physiology, stress tolerance, genetics and genomics. The goal of this book is to compile the most relevant research done with ferns during the last decade. It is organized into four parts: I, Biology and Biotechnology; II, Evolution and Conservation; III, Metabolism and Genetic Resources, and IV, Environment. Each section reveals the utilization of ferns as a tool to explore challenges unique to plant development and adaptation. This project represents our collective effort to raise the awareness of ferns as a model system to study higher plant functions. Among the distinctive features of our proposed book are: (i) a wide range of topics with contributing researchers from all around the world, and (ii) recent advances of theoretic and applied knowledge with implications to crop species of economic value.

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Author Biography

Helena FernandezProfessor of Plant Physiology at the Department of Organisms and Systems Biology, University of Oviedo, Spain. She has an experience of almost three decades working with ferns, and dealing with basic and applied topics such as morphogenesis, reproduction by sexual or asexual means, and micropropagation. Presently, her interest is focussed on deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved on apogamy under trancriptomic and proteomic approaches.