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The evolution of plants

Author: K J Willis; J C McElwain
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a broad examination of the evolution of plants from the earliest forms of life to the development of our present flora. The text incorporates many recent studies on the morphological evolution of plants.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K J Willis; J C McElwain
ISBN: 0198500653 9780198500650
OCLC Number: 59502669
Description: x, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The evolutionary record and methods of reconstruction; 2. Earliest forms of plant life; 3. The colonization of land; 4. The first forests; 5. Major emergence of the seed plants; 6. Flowering plant origins; 7. The past 65 million years; 8. Mass extinctions and persistent populations; 9. Ancient DNA and the biomolecular record; 10. Evolutionary theories and the plant fossil record
Responsibility: K.J. Willis, J.C. McElwain.

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Examines the evolution of plants from the earliest forms of life. This book incorporates many studies on the morphological evolution of plants, enlivens the subject with research on ancient DNA and  Read more...

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