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About this book
About this book
Reprinted from `Plant Molecular Biology'.
Introduces broad topics in evolutionary biology and summarizes advances in plant molecular phylogenetics, with emphasis on model plant systems. Also presents a series of case studies of gene family evolution, and an overview of the evolution of important plant processes such as disease resistance, nodulation, and polyploidy.
Preface. Section I: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics: General Issues. 1. Evolution of genes and taxa: a primer; J.J. Doyle, B.S. Gaut. 2. Examining rates and patterns of nucleotide substitution in plants; S.V. Muse. 3. Contributions of plant molecular systematics to studies of molecular evolution; D.E. Soltis, P.S. Soltis. Section II: Evolution of gene families and gene functions: case histories. 4. Molecular evolution of the chalcone synthase multigene family in the morning glory; M.L. Durbin, et al. 5. Myrosinase: gene family evolution and herbivore defense in Brassicaceae; L. Rask, et al. 6. A short history of MADS-box genes in plants; G. Theissen, et al. 7. Knots in the family tree: evolutionary relationships and functions of knox homeobox genes; L. Reiser, et al. Section III: The evolution of important phenomena in plants. 8. Evolutionary genetics of self-incompatibility in the Solanaceae; A.D. Richman, J.R. Kohn. 9. The Evolution of nodulation; G. Gaultieri, T. Bisseling 10. The evolution of disease resistance genes; T.E. Richter, P.C. Ronald. 11. Hybridization, introgression, and linkage evolution; L.H. Rieseberg, et al. 12. Genome evolution in polyploids; J. Wendel. 13. Transposable element contributions to plant gene and genome evolution; J.L. Bennetzen.