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Do Species Exist?: Principles Of Taxonomic Classification

By: Werner Kunz(Author)

288 pages, 8 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 2012 | #199141 | ISBN-13: 9783527332076
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About this book

A readily comprehensible guide for biologists, field taxonomists and interested laymen to one of the oldest problems in biology: the species problem. Written by a geneticist with extensive experience in field taxonomy, this practical book provides the sound scientific background to the problems arising with classifying organisms according to species. It covers the main current theories of specification and gives a number of examples that cannot be explained by any single theory alone.


Contents of the book

Chapter 1. Introduction into the topic
Chapter 2. Why is there a species problem?
Chapter 3. What is a biological species?
Chapter 4. The biological species as a class or as an individual
Chapter 5. What are traits?
Chapter 6. Differences in traits, polymorphisms and the polytypic species
Chapter 7. The biological species as a gene flow community
Chapter 8. The cohesion of organisms through lineage (cladistics)

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