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The dawn angiosperms : uncovering the origin of flowering plants

Author: Xin Wang
Publisher: Cham : Springer, ©2018.
Series: Springer geology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book about fossil plants of prehistoric angiosperms offers the newest research on their origin. It emphasizes the early Cretaceous and Jurassic materials and integrates multiple techniques to study the morphology, anatomy and phylogeny of the fossils.
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Wang, Xin.
Dawn Angiosperms : Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xin Wang
ISBN: 9783319583259 3319583255
OCLC Number: 1000451524
Notes: 5.7.5 Implications on Flower Forming.
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Acronyms; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Suggested Angiosperm Ancestors; 2.1 Gnetales; 2.2 Gigantopteriales; 2.3 Glossopteridales; 2.4 Sanmiguelia; 2.5 Leptostrobus; 2.6 Caytonia; 2.7 Bennettitales; 2.8 Umkomasia; 2.9 Problematospermum; 2.10 Dirhopalostachyaceae; 2.11 Ktalenia; 2.12 Pentoxylales; 2.13 Irania; 2.14 Summary; References; Chapter 3: Angiosperms: Characters and Criteria; 3.1 Messy Definitions of Angiosperms; 3.2 Angiospermous Characters; 3.2.1 Leaf Venation; 3.2.2 Vessel Elements in the Xylem. 3.2.3 Closed Carpel, or Enclosed Seed3.2.4 Bitegmic Ovule; 3.2.5 Double Fertilization; 3.2.6 Tetrasporangiate Anther; 3.2.7 Pollen Tube; 3.2.8 Tectate-Columellate Pollen Grains; 3.2.9 Developmental Pattern; 3.2.10 Chemical Species; 3.3 Criterion for Criteria; 3.4 Criterion for Fossil Angiosperms; References; Chapter 4: Background for the Plant Fossils; 4.1 Stratigraphy; 4.2 Faunas; 4.2.1 The Jiulongshan Fauna; 4.2.2 The Yixian Fauna; 4.3 Floras; 4.3.1 The Jiulongshan Flora; 4.3.2 The Yixian Flora; References; Chapter 5: Flowers from the Early Cretaceous; 5.1 Chaoyangia; 5.1.1 Previous Studies. 5.1.2 Misunderstanding and Clarification5.1.3 New Information; 5.1.3.1 Physically Connected Male and Female Flowers; 5.1.3.2 Young Female Flowers; 5.1.3.3 Styles and Stigmas; 5.1.3.4 Male Flowers; 5.1.3.5 Enclosed Ovules/Seeds; 5.1.4 Emended Diagnosis; 5.1.5 Description; 5.1.6 Development; 5.1.7 Pollination; 5.1.8 Additional Points; 5.1.8.1 Spiny Fructification; 5.1.9 Affinity; 5.1.9.1 Morphological Data; 5.1.9.2 Cladistics; 5.1.10 Problems Unsolved; 5.2 Archaefructus; 5.2.1 Archaefructus, a Great Discovery; 5.2.2 Controversies over Archaefructus; 5.2.3 Diagnosis After Emendation. 5.2.4 Ecology of Archaefructus5.2.5 The Discovery of Archaefructus; 5.3 Sinocarpus; 5.4 Callianthus; 5.4.1 Previous Studies; 5.4.2 Misunderstanding and Clarification; 5.4.3 New Information; 5.4.3.1 Physically Connected Male Floral Parts, Female Floral Parts, and Tepals; 5.4.3.2 Female Floral Parts; 5.4.3.3 Styles and Stigmas; 5.4.3.4 Stamens; 5.4.3.5 Fruits; 5.4.3.6 In Situ Pollen Grains; 5.4.3.7 Tepals; 5.4.4 Diagnosis; 5.4.5 Description; 5.4.6 Development; 5.4.7 Pollination and Dispersal; 5.4.8 Affinity; 5.4.8.1 Morphological Data; 5.5 Liaoningfructus; 5.5.1 General Background. 5.5.2 Generic Diagnosis5.5.3 Liaoningfructus ascidiatus; 5.5.4 Discussions; 5.5.4.1 Eliminating Alternatives; 5.5.4.2 Affinity; 5.5.4.3 Evolutionary Implications; 5.6 Baicarpus; 5.6.1 Diagnosis; 5.6.2 Baicarpus huangbanjigouensis (Figs. 5.32 and 5.33); 5.6.3 Baicarpus gracilis (Fig. 5.34a-e); 5.6.4 Baicarpus robusta (Fig. 5.34f-h); 5.6.5 General Remarks; 5.6.6 Affinity; 5.6.7 Comparisons; 5.6.8 Implications on Style Evolution; 5.7 Nothodichocarpum; 5.7.1 Generic Diagnosis; 5.7.2 Nothodichocarpum lingyuanensis (Figs. 5.36-5.39); 5.7.3 Remarks; 5.7.4 Affinity and Comparison.
Series Title: Springer geology.
Responsibility: Xin Wang.

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