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Evolution and Diversification of Land Plants

By: Kunio Iwatsuki (Editor), Peter H Raven (Editor)

330 pages, 55 illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Jun 2012 | #208354 | ISBN-13: 9784431659204
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #70629 | ISBN: 4431702032
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About this book

Evolution and Diversification of Land Plants is a modern approach to understanding the evolution and diversification of land plants. It consists of three sections – origin and diversification of primitive land plants: origin and diversification of angiosperms; speciation and mechanisms of diversification – each section corresponding to a major area of plant evolution. In each case, data from molecular, morphological, and palaeontological approaches are presented, backed by recent progress and new findings, together with proposals for future research. A guide to the latest in plant systematics, heightening awareness of prospective future problems.


Contents

- Charting Diversity in Early Land Plants
- Morphological Diversity and Evolution of Vegetative Organs in Pteridophytes
- RNA Editing in Land Plants
- Phylogenetic Reconstruction of Some Conifer Families
- Evolutionary Biology of Flowers
- Fossil History of Magnoliid Angiosperms
- Molecular Phylogenetic Relationships Among Angiosperms
- Based on rbcL and 18S rDNA Sequences
- Evolution of MADS Gene Family in Plants
- Palynological Approaches to the Origin and Early Diversification of Angiosperms Chromosomal Evolution of Angiosperms
- Mating Systems and Evolution in Flowering Plants
- Plant Speciation on Oceanic Islands
- Speciation and Morphological Evolution in Rheophytes


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