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Plant Systematics

ISBN-10: 012374380X
ISBN-13: 9780123743800
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 7/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.610
Language: English

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 most recent knowledge of evolutionary relationships of plants and practical information vital to the field.In this second edition, the author includes greatly expanded treatments of families of lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and flowering plants (all with full-color plates), a new chapter on species concepts and the role of systematics in conservation biology, and a new appendix summarizing basic statistical and morphometric techniques used in plant systematics studies. An explanation of maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference algorithms is included in methods of phylogenetic inference, and chapters on morphology and plant nomenclature have been augmented with new material. The second edition of Plant Systematics has been expanded to include:* Fifteen fern families, 9 gymnosperm families, and an increase of angiosperm family treatments from 100 to 129. Each family description includes a plate of full color photographs, illustrating exemplars of the group along with dissected and labeled material to show diagnostic features.* A new chapter on species concepts and the role and impact of plant systematics in conservation biology.* A new appendix on statistical and morphometric techniques in plant systematics.* In addition, the second edition contains more detailed explanations of maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogeny inference methods, an expanded coverage and glossary of morphological terms, and an updated chapter on botanical nomenclature.

Systematics
Plant Systematics: an Overview
Phylogenetic Systematics
Evolution and Diversity of Plants
Evolution and Diversity of Green and Land Plants
Evolution and Diversity of Vascular Plants
Evolution and Diversity of Woody and Seed Plants
Evolution of Flowering Plants
Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants: Amborellales, Nymphaeales, Austrobaileyales, Magnoliids, Ceratophyllales, and Monocots
Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants: Eudicots
Systematic Evidence and Descriptive Terminology
Plant Morphology
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Plant Embryology
Palynology
Plant Reproductive Biology
Plant Molecular Systematics
Resources in Plant Systematics
Plant Identification
Plant Nomenclature
Plant Collecting and Documentation
Herbaria and Data Information Systems
Species Concepts and Conservation Biology
Species and Conservation in Systematics
Plant Description
Botanical Illustrations
Scientific Journals in Plant Systematics
Statistics and Morphometrics in Plant Systematics
Glossary of terms
Index

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