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Angiosperm phylogeny & evolution

Author: Douglas E Soltis
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman ; Basingstoke : Palgrave [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Providing a comprehensive summary of current concepts of angiosperm phylogeny, the authors shed light on the dramatic changes in the understanding of angiosperms. Their coverage of this subject illustrates several themes and points out current inadequacies as well as highlighting areas where further study is needed.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas E Soltis
ISBN: 0878938176 9780878938179
OCLC Number: 60741238
Description: 400 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface.- Acknowledgments.- Relationships of the Angiosperms to Other Seed Plants.- Phylogeny of Angiosperms: An Overview.- Basal Angiosperms.- Monocots.- Early-Diverging Eudicots.- Core Eudicots: Introduction and Smaller Lineages.- Caryophyllales.- Rosids.- Asterids.- Angiosperm Classification.- Parallel and Convergent Evolution.- Floral Diversification.- Evolution of Genome Size and Base Chromosome Number.- Appendix: Taxonomic Description of Composite Terminal Taxa in the Angiosperm Supertree.- References.- Index.
Responsibility: Douglas E. Soltis [and others].

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This book provides a comprehensive summary of current concepts of angiosperm phylogeny. Suitable for postgraduate level and beyond, this fascinating book provides an in-depth examination of one of  Read more...

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This book and the textbook Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach (Judd et al. 2002) are the two most significant books on flowering plant phylogeny and systematics to come out in recent years. Read more...

 
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