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About this book
About this book
This volume is the second in the series on 'Higher Plants', otherwise termed Phanerogam or Spermatophyte. The earlier volume, 1A, covered several taxa of Phanerogams and one of
Bryophyte. A concurrent series (volume 2A, 2B and so on) cover the lower groups, represented by Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes and Lichens. Bryophyte, because of its importance in evolution of seed plants vis-a-vis higher groups, has been included in both volumes.
The present volume includes articles dealing with certain fundamental issues of genomics as well as phylogeny and evolution of certain economic agricultural and medicinal crops. Of these, economic crops include coffee, coconut and papaya; medicinals cover Artemisia and Costus; fodder and agricultural crops include Phleum, Lolium and Triticale; horticultural species include Orchis and Allium and forest plant is represented by Populus species.
In general, this volume contains discussions on molecular patters of basic angiosperms as well as genomics and phylogeny of different families covering several commercial, medicinal and agricultural crops. Those working on molecular genetics, evolution and phylogeny of flowering plants, including species of medicinal and agricultural value will find this book interesting.
Amino Acid Versus Nucleotide Characters for Phylogenetic Interference of the "Basal" Angiosperms: Mark P. Simmons; Phylogenetics, Floral Evolution, and Rapid Radiation in the Tropical Monocotyledon Family Costaceae (Zingiberales): Chelsea Dvorak Specht; Cytogenetic Diversity in Orchis s.l. and Allied Genera (Orchidinae, Orchidaceae): Saverio D'Emerico; Heterochromatin and Microevolution in Phleum: Andrzej Joachimiak; Molecular Market Technology for the Study of Genetic Variation and Comparative Genetics in Pasture Grasses: John W. Forster et al. Genetic Diversity and Relationships of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Revealed by Microsatellite Markers: Lalith Perera; Genome Diversity of Triticale (x Triticosecale Witt.) Using the Chromosome Heterochromatin Marker: Stanislawa Maria Rogalska; Sequencing Populus: An Impetus for Understanding Tree Biodiversity and Evolution: Yanru Zeng et al. Origin, Evolution, and Diversity of Coffee (Coffee arabica L.) Genome: Francois Anthony and Philippe Lashermes; Molecular Diversity of Carica papaya and Related Species: Ray Ming et al. Artemisia and its Allies: Genome Organization and Evolution and their Biosystematic, Taxonomic, and Phylogenetic Implications in the Artemisiinae and Related Subtribes (Asteraceae, Anthemideae): Joan Valles and Teresa Garnatje; Mother of Potato: Kazuyoshi Hosaka; Author Index; Detailed Contents