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Pleurocarpous Mosses: Systematics and Evolution

Series: Systematics Association Special Volumes Series Volume: 71

Edited By: Angela E Newton and Raymond S Tangney

434 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Mar 2007 | #159403 | ISBN-13: 9780849338564
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Pleurocarpous Mosses: Systematics and Evolution presents a timely summary of the evolution of pleurocarpous mosses, including recent breakthroughs. This book discusses higher level relationships, constructing the backbone phylogeny of the group and setting up relations within subgroups. It explores the processes involved in the evolution of the pleurocarps and of morphological features. It covers fossil history and proposed dates for evolution of critical nodes. It examines new methods and technologies on traditional views of relationships within a poorly known group of organisms. It also addresses wider evolutionary questions relevant to the origin and maintenance of species diversity.


The History of Pleurocarp Classification: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back; W.R. BuckThe Phylogenetic Distribution of Pleurocarpous Mosses: Evidence from cpDNA Sequences; T.J. O'BrienPleurocarpy in the Rhizogoniaceous Grade; N.E. Bell and A.E. NewtonReevaluation of the Phylogeny of the Hypopterygiaceae (Bryophyta) Based on Morphological and Molecular Data; H. Kruijer and R. Bl/cherGrowth Patterns in Calyptrochaeta Desv. (Daltoniaceae); B.C. Ho and H. KruijerAdvances in Knowledge of the Brachytheciaceae (Bryophyta); S. Huttunen, A. Gardiner and M.S. IgnatovPhylogenetic Relationships within the Moss Family Meteoriaceae in the Light of Different Datasets, Alignment and Analysis Methods; S. Huttunen and D. QuandtThe Amblystegiaceae and Calliergonaceae; L. Heden?s and A. VanderpoortenOn the Relationships of Mosses of the Order Hypnales, with Special Reference to Taxa Traditionally Classified in the Leskeaceae; M. Ignatov, A. Gardiner, V. Bobrova, I. Milyutina, S. Huttunen, and A. TroitskyPhylogeny of Hygrohypnum Lindb. Based on Molecular Data; G. Oliv?n, L. Heden?s, and A.E. NewtonMorphological Characters and Their Use in Pleurocarpous Moss Systematics; L. Heden?sCharacter Reduction and Peristome Morphology in Entodontaceae: Constraints on an Information Source; E.M. Kungu, R. Longton, and L. BonnerHomologies of Stem Structures in Pleurocarpous Mosses, Especially of Pseudoparaphyllia and Similar Structures; M.S. Ignatov and L. Heden?sBranching Architecture in Pleurocarpous Mosses; A.E. NewtonSympodial and Monopodial Growth in Mosses: Examples from the Lembophyllaceae (Bryopsida); R.S. TangneyDid Pleurocarpous Mosses Originate before the Cretaceous?; M.S. Ignatov and D.E. ShcherbakovDating the Diversification of the Pleurocarpous Mosses; A.E. Newton, N. Wikstr/m, N. Bell, L. Lowe Forrest, and M.S. IgnatovPhylogenetic and Morphological Studies Within the Ptychomniales, with Emphasis on the Evolution of Dwarf Males; N. Pedersen and A.E. NewtonBiogeography of Austral Pleurocarpous Mosses: Distribution Patterns in the Australasian Region; R.S. TangneyIndex

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