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About this book
About this book
Summarises developments in the field since Molecular Systematics of Plants was published in 1992.
1. Choosing an Approach and an Appropriate Gene for Phylogenetic Analysis; D.E. Soltis, P.S. Soltis. 2. Contributions of PCR-based Methods to Plant Systematics and Evolutionary Biology; A.D. Wolfe, A. Liston. 3. Comparative Utility of Chloroplast DNA Restriction Site and DNA Sequence Data for Phylogenetic Studies in Plants; R.K. Jansen, et al. 4. Homology in Molecular Phylogenetics: A Parsimony Perspective; J.J. Doyle, J.I. Davis. 5. Maximum Likelihood as an Alternative to Parsimony for Inferring Phylogeny Using Nucleotide Sequence Data; P.O. Lewis. 6. Patterns of Sequence Evolution and Implications for Parsimony Analysis of Chloroplast DNA; R.G. Olmstead, et al. 7. Molecular Evolution of 18S rDNA in Angiosperms: Implications for Character Weighting in Phylogenetic Analysis; P.S. Soltis, D.E. Soltis. 8. Molecular phylogenetic and Evolutionary Studies of Parasitic Plants; D.L. Nickrent, et al. 9. Estimating Rate and Time in Molecular Phylogenies: Beyond the Molecular Clock? M.J. Sanderson. 10. Phylogenetic Incongruence: Window into Genome History and Molecular Evolution; J.F. Wendel, J.J. Doyle. 11. Assessing Congruence: Empirical Examples from Molecular Data; L.A. Johnson, D.E. Soltis. 12. Ontogenetic Systematics, Molecular Developmental Genetics, and the Angiosperm Petal; V.A. Albert, et al. 13. The Origin and Evolution of Plastids and their Genomes; J.D. Palmer, C.F. Delwiche. 14. Molecular Phylogenetic Insights on the Origin and Evolution of Oceanic Island Plants; B.G. Baldwin, et al. 15. Molecular Markers, Gene Flow, and Natural Selection; M.L. Arnold, S.K. Emms. 16. Genetic Mapping as a Tool for Studying Speciation; L.H. Rieseberg. 17. A Perspective on the Contribution of Plastid rbcL DNA Sequences to Angiosperm Phylogenetics; M.W. Chase, V.A. Albert. 18. Molecular Systematics of the Green Algae; R.L. Chapman, et al. 19. Phylogenetic Studies of Extant Pteridophytes; P.G. Wolf, et al.
574 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
'This is a very useful handbook for university teachers and it is also a good textbook for graduate students in systematics.' trends in plant science, 4:6 (1999) 'The success of Molecular Systematics of Plants (P. Soltis, et al, 1992), which is the precursor of this volume, is indicated by the fact that my paperback copy has recently split into two down the spine after seven years of hard consultation ... The theoretical chapters are excellent. ... I would like to report that I anticipate my copy of this book will also break down the spine through over-use. ... The editors and authors deserve congratulations for the excellence of this book ... I suspect that chapters in this book will provide the backbone of the burgeoning discipline of molecular systematics for the next few years.' Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 57:1 (2000)