Beverley Glover, Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Beverley Glover is Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution at the University of Cambridge and Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden. She studied Plant and Environmental Biology at the University of St. Andrews and then a PhD at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. After that she moved to Cambridge, where her research interests are focused on the development, function and evolution of floral features which enhance attraction of pollinators.
Section I: Introduction 1. The Evolution of Flowers 2. Historical Interpretations of Flower Induction and Flower Development Section II: The Molecular Mechanisms of Flowering: Induction and Development Part A: Induction of Flowering 3. Flower Induction in Arabidopsis thaliana 4. The Autonomous Pathways for Floral Inhibition and Induction 5. The Photoperiodic Pathway of Floral Induction 6. The Vernalization Pathway of Floral Induction and the Role of Gibberellin 7. Integrating the Arabidopsis thaliana Flower Induction Pathways 8. Flower Induction Beyond Arabidopsis thaliana Part B: Development of Flowers 9. Changes at the Shoot Apical Meristem in Response to Floral Induction 10. Development of the Floral Organs 11. The ABC Model and the Diversity of Plant Reproductive Structures 12. Function and Development of Gametophytes 13. Outcrossing and Self-fertilization Section III: Pollination Success: Molecular and Ecological Interactions Part A: How and Why Does Floral Form Vary? 14. Why Are Flowers Different? Pollination Syndromes-The Theory 15. Diverse Floral Shape and Structure 16. Colouring the Flower 17. Enhancing Flower Colour 18. Lability of Floral Form Part B: The Influence of Pollinators on Floral Form 19. Are Flowers under Selective Pressure to Increase Pollinator Attention? 20. Do Pollinators Discriminate between Different Floral Forms? 21. Pollination Syndromes - The Evidence