By: Douglas E Soltis, Pamela S Soltis, Peter K Endress and Mark W Chase
400 pages, Illus
Major new Sinauer textbook, originally announced as a Smithsonian Institution Press title (Smithsonian IP has now ceased publishing).
From the publisher's announcement:
This book provides a comprehensive summary of current concepts of angiosperm phylogeny. The four authors have teamed up to shed light on the dramatic changes in the understanding of angiosperms. Their coverage of this subject illustrates several themes and points out current inadequacies as well as highlighting areas where further study is needed. Suitable for postgraduate level and beyond, this fascinating book provides an in-depth examination of one of nature's most alluring class of plants.
Contents Preface Acknowledgments Relationships of the Angiosperms to Other Seed Plants Phylogeny of Angiosperms: An Overview Basal Angiosperms Monocots Early-Diverging Eudicots Core Eudicots: Introduction and Smaller Lineages Caryophyllales Rosids Asterids Angiosperm Classification Parallel and Convergent Evolution Floral Diversification Evolution of Genome Size and Base Chromosome Number Appendix: Taxonomic Description of Composite Terminal Taxa in the Angiosperm Supertree References Index
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