Search for dissertations about: "Cucumis sativus."

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words Cucumis sativus..

  1. 1. Environmental effects on pollen performance:potential consequences on gene flow

    Author : Margaret Mollel; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Plant ecology; siring ability; risk assessment; pollen germination; pollen tube growth rate; Nicotiana alata; morphological markers; Cucumis sativus; Genetically modified crops hybridisation; Växtekologi;

    Abstract : This thesis illustrates the effects of environmental factors on pollen performance and its importance on gene flow. Pollen competitive ability between the wild and cultivated species of four genera belonging to Cucurbitaceae family was compared to evaluate the evolutionary potential for selection on pollen tube growth rate. READ MORE

  2. 2. Male and female selective mechanisms, reproductive success and gene flow

    Author : Samuel Kiboi; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Växtekologi; Plant ecology; Cucumis sativus.; genetic marker; gene flow; reproduction; embryo abortion; resistance; maternal selection; sexual selection; pollen competition; selection;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I have studied male and female selective mechanisms that can affect plant reproductive success and gene flow. I have focussed on sexually selected traits, mainly pollen competition and maternal sorting mechanisms, for example through non-random ovule abortion. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of Environmental Factors on maternal Choice and Gene Dispersal in Plants

    Author : Teklehaimanot Haileselassie; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; siring ability; Maternal effect; genetically modified crops; risk assessment; morphological markers; herbivory; Cucumis sativus; Växtekologi; pollen tube growth rate; Plant ecology; Nicotiana alata;

    Abstract : Gene dispersal through pollen is affected by both abiotic and biotic environmental factors. In this study, I mainly investigated the effect of environmental factors: nutrient availability, simulated herbivory and floral morphology (flower colour), on the siring success of competing pollen donors and fitness of the resulting offspring. READ MORE