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The origin and early diversification of land plants: a cladistic study

Author: Paul Kenrick; Peter R Crane
Publisher: Washington, DC ; London : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997.
Series: Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a comprehensive application of cladistics to the data on both living and fossil plants. This book clarifies phylogenetic patterns within and among basal groups of land plants. It analyses  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kenrick; Peter R Crane
ISBN: 1560987294 9781560987291
OCLC Number: 318265371
Description: xi, 441 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 I. Introduction Chapter 3 1. Background Chapter 4 2. The Organization of this Book Part 5 II. Plants in the Hierarchy of Life Chapter 6 3. The Five Kingdoms in a Phylogenetic Context Chapter 7 4. The Plant Kingdom (Chlorobiota) Chapter 8 5. Streptobionta Part 9 III. Embryobiota Chapter 10 6. Systematics Chapter 11 7. Choice of Taxa Chapter 12 8. Character Descriptions and Coding Chapter 13 9. Analysis Chapter 14 10. Results Chapter 15 11. Discussion Part 16 IV. Polysporangiophytes Chapter 17 12. A Brief History of Relevant Paleobotanical Discoveries Chapter 18 13. Systematics Chapter 19 14. Choice of Taxa Chapter 20 15. Character Descriptions and Coding Chapter 21 16. Analysis Chapter 22 17. Results Chapter 23 18. Discussion Part 24 V. Zosterophyllopsida and Basal Lycophytes Chapter 25 19. Systematics: Origin of the "Zosterophyll" Concept Chapter 26 20. Phylogenetic Questions and Aims of Analysis Chapter 27 21. Choice of Taxa Chapter 28 22. Character Descriptions and Coding Chapter 29 23. Analyses Chapter 30 24. Results Chapter 31 25. Discussion Part 32 VI. Lycopsida Chapter 33 26. Systematics Chapter 34 27. Phylogenetic Questions and Aims of Analysis Chapter 35 28. Choice of Taxa Chapter 36 29. Character Descriptions and Coding Chapter 37 30. Analysis Chapter 38 31. Results Chapter 39 32. Discussion Part 40 VII. Perspectives on the Early Evolution of Land Plants Chapter 41 33. Systematics and Summary of Relationships Chapter 42 34. A Summary of the Early Fossil Record Chapter 43 35. Temporal and Biogeographic Patterns in the Early Fossil Record Chapter 44 36. Comparative Morphology Chapter 45 37. Life Cycles Chapter 46 38. Conclusions Part 47 Appendix 1: Summary Descriptions of Fossil and Extant Taxa Part 48 Appendix 2: Data for Analyses of Embryobiota Part 49 Appendix 3: Data for Analyses of Polysporangiophytes Part 50 Appendix 4: Data for Analyses of Zosterophyllopsida Part 51 Appendix 5: Data for Analyses of Lycopsida
Series Title: Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
Responsibility: Paul Kenrick, Peter R. Crane.

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