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Author Stuessy, Tod F.

Title Plant taxonomy : the systematic evaluation of comparative data / Tod F. Stuessy.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  580.12 STUE    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xx, 539 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-484) and indexes.
Contents A few definitions -- The relevance of systematics -- The importance and universality of classification -- Characters -- The anatomy of classification and the artificial approach -- Natural and phyletic approaches -- The phenetic approach -- The cladistic approach -- Evaluations of the three major approaches and explicit phyletics -- The taxonomic hierarchy -- The species -- The subspecies, variety, and form -- The genus -- The family and higher categories -- Morphology -- Anatomy -- Embryology -- Palynology -- Phytochemistry -- Cytology and cytogenetics -- Molecular biology -- Genetics and population genetics -- Reproductive biology -- Ecology -- The gathering and storage of data -- The presentation of data.
Summary "The field of plant taxonomy has transformed rapidly over the past fifteen years, especially with regard to improvements in cladistic analysis and the use of new molecular data. The second edition of this popular resource reflects these far-reaching and dramatic developments with over 3,000 new references and many new figures. Synthesizing current research and trends, Plant Taxonomy now provides the most up-to-date overview in relation to monographic, biodiversity, and evolutionary studies, and continues to be an essential resource for students and scholars."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Plants -- Classification.
Standard Number 2853146
ISBN 9780231147125 (hbk.)
0231147120 (hbk.)
9780231518642 (ebook)
0231518641 (ebook)