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Plant Systematics.

Author: Michael G Simpson
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Plant Systematics has made a substantial contribution to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level. This second edition continues to provide the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution, and classification of land plants. A foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence, and terminology of plant systematics are presented along with the  Read more...
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Simpson, Michael G.
Plant Systematics.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Simpson
ISBN: 9780080922089 0080922082
OCLC Number: 761646955
Description: 1 online resource (754 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; PlantSystematics; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Unit I: Systematics; Chapter 1: Plant Systematics: An Overview; Plants; Systematics; Review Questions; Exercises; References For Further Study; Chapter 2: Phylogenetic Systematics; Overview and Goals; Taxon Selection; Character Analysis; Cladogram Construction; Cladogram Analysis; Review Questions; Exercises; References for Further Study; Cladistic Computer Programs; Web Site; Unit II: Evolution and Diversity of Plants; Chapter 3: Evolution and Diversity of Green and Land Plants; The Green Plants. Embryophyta --
Land PlantsDiversity of Nonvascular Land Plants; Review Questions; Exercises; References for Further Study; Chapter 4: Evolution and Diversity of Vascular Plants; Vascular Plant Apomorphies; Vascular Plant Diversity; Review Questions; Exercises; References for Further Study; Web Site; Chapter 5: Evolution and Diversity of Woody and Seed Plants; Lignophytes--Woody Plants; Spermatophytes--Seed Plants; Diversity of Woody and Seed Plants; Review Questions; Exercises; References for Further Study; Web Sites; Chapter 6: Evolution of FloweringPlants; AngiospermApomorphies. Origin ofAngiospermsReviewQuestions; Exercises; References for FurtherStudy; Chapter 7: Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants: Amborellales, Nymphaeales, Austrobaileyales, Magnoliids, Ceratophyllales, and Monocots; Introduction; Major AngiospermClades; FamilyDescriptions; Amborellales; Nymphaeales; Austrobaileyales; Magnoliids; Laurales; Magnoliales; Piperales; Ceratophyllales; Monocotyledons; Acorales; Alismatales; Petrosaviales; Dioscoreales; Pandanales; Liliales; Asparagales; Commelinids; Dasypogonaceae; Arecales; Commelinales, Zingiberales, andPoales; Commelinales; Zingiberales. PoalesReviewQuestions; Exercises; References for FurtherStudy; WebSites; Chapter 8: Diversity and classification of Flowering Plants:Eudicots; Eudicots; Ranunculales; Proteales; CoreEudicots; Gunnerales; Saxifragales; Vitales; Dilleniales; Santalales; Caryophyllales; Rosids; Fabids; Zygophyllales; Celastrales; Malpighiales; Oxalidales; Fabales; Rosales; Cucurbitales; Fagales; Malvids; Crossosomatles; Geraniales; Myrtales; Brassicales; Malvales; Sapindales; Asterids; Cornales; Ericales; Lamiids; Garryales; Boraginales; Gentianales; Lamiales; Solanales; Campanulids; Aquifoliales; Apiales. DipsacalesAsterales; ReviesQuestions; Exercises; References for FurtherStudy; WebSites; Unit III: Systematic Evidence and Descriptive Terminology; Chapter 9: PlantMorphology; Plant Structure; GeneralTerminology; ReviewQuestions; Exercises; References for FurtherStudy; WebSites; Chapter 10: Plant anatomy andphysiology; Plant CellStructure; PlantGrowth; Plant Tissues and Specialized CellTypes; Root Structure andFunction; Shoot and Stem Structure andFunction; SecondaryGrowth; Leaf Structure andFunction; Photosynthesis; Anotomy andSystematics; Plant AnatomyTechnique; ReviewQuestions; Exercises.

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