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

Author: Paul Kenrick; Peter R Crane
Publisher: Washington, DC : 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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kenrick, Paul.
Origin and early diversification of land plants.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)676862571
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kenrick; Peter R Crane
ISBN: 1560987308 9781560987307 1560987294 9781560987291
OCLC Number: 37107157
Description: xi, 441 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Plants in the Hierarchy of Life --
3. Embryobiota --
4. Polysporangiophytes --
5. Zosterophyllopsida and Basal Lycophytes --
6. Lycopsida --
7. Perspectives on the Early Evolution of Land Plants --
App. 1. Summary Descriptions of Fossil and Extant Taxa --
App. 2. Data for Analyses of Embryobiota --
App. 3. Data for Analyses of Polysporangiophytes --
App. 4. Data for Analyses of Zosterophyllopsida --
App. 5. Data for Analyses of Lycopsida.
Series Title: Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
Responsibility: Paul Kenrick, Peter R. Crane.

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