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Plant Molecular Evolution

Edited By: Jeff J Doyle and Brandon S Gaut
272 pages, Figs, tabs
Plant Molecular Evolution
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  • Plant Molecular Evolution ISBN: 9780792360964 Hardback Dec 2000 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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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.

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Edited By: Jeff J Doyle and Brandon S Gaut
272 pages, Figs, tabs
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'...tantalizing sampler of how two of the main menus of current biological research...can join and produce much richer results. ...this [first of Section 1] article provides one of the best expositions of the essential issues in contemporary molecular systematics...recommend it as required reading for any advanced student of evolutionary biology. The second chapter...contributes an excellent and readable explanation of the basic logical assumptions and statistical methods of likelihood estimation. ...extremely well and clearly written [two chapters in the third section]... Plant Molecular Evolution nicely complements recent contributions... (Soltis et al. 1998)...deserves a place in the library of any plant evolutionary biologist or molecular biologist.' Plant Systematics and Evolution, 226:1-2 (2001)
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