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About this book
About this book
Discusses our increasing understanding of gene function and expression, and modern phylogenies which integrate morphological and molecular data, highlighting specific key transitions in plant evolution most worthy of study. It also explores new knowledge of the physical expression of plant development from disciplines such as anatomy and palaeobotany.
Perspectives and Paradigms in Plant Evo-Devo; Impact of Transposons on Plant Genomes; Evolutionary Developmental Biology; Transference of Function, Heterotopy and The Evolution of Plant Development; Are Macroevolution and Microevolution Qualitatively Different? Evidence from Poaceae and Other Families; The Mostly Male Theory of Flower Origins; Generating and Filtering Major Phenotypic Novelties; Evolution of Adaptive Petal Cell Morphology; How the Land Plants Learned their Floral ABCs; Orchid Flowers; Involvement of Non-ABC MADS-box Genes in Determining Stamen and Carpel Identity in Gerbera hybrida (Asteraceae); Making Rays in the Asteraceae; Role of TCP Genes in the Evolution of Morphological Characters in Angiosperms; Floral Diversity and Evolution in the Solanaceae; Integrating Phylogeny, Developmental Morphology and Genetics; Identification of Genes Involved in Evolutionary Diversification of Leaf Morphology; Evolution of Vascular Plant Body Plans; The Telome Theory; A Developmental Perspective on the Evolution of Leaves; An Overview of Seed Plant Leaf Evolution; Comparative Developmental and Molecular Genetic Aspects of Leaf Dissection; Developmental Signals Regulating Leaf Form; Evolutionary History of the Monocot Leaf; Diatoms; Identifying the Genetic Causes of Phenotypic Evolution.
543 pages, 3 col plates, figs, tabs
'Collectively, the chapters in this symposium volume from the Systematics Association present a vibrant view of this growing field. Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution brings together a variety of approaches and systems where we are beginning to glean some of the answers.'Vivian F. Irish, Science, vol. 298, December 2002 'A book of this sort should help to keep the dialogue going between developmentalists and evolutionists. I think all players in this game can learn from the diverse and interesting perspective and approaches presented.' R. Geeta, American Journal of Botany, 2003