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Author Kenrick, Paul.

Title The origin and early diversification of land plants : a cladistic study / Paul Kenrick, Peter R. Crane.

Published Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1997]


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 UniM Store FA  14027    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 441 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-422) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Plants in the Hierarchy of Life -- 3. Embryobiota -- 4. Polysporangiophytes -- 5. Zosterophyllopsida and Basal Lycophytes -- 6. Lycopsida -- 7. Perspectives on the Early Evolution of Land Plants -- App. 1. Summary Descriptions of Fossil and Extant Taxa -- App. 2. Data for Analyses of Embryobiota -- App. 3. Data for Analyses of Polysporangiophytes -- App. 4. Data for Analyses of Zosterophyllopsida -- App. 5. Data for Analyses of Lycopsida.
Summary Douglas H. Erwin and V.A. Funk, series editors. This monograph series presents innovative studies in the field of comparative evolutionary biology, especially by authors introducing new ideas or expanding accepted views.
The first comprehensive application of cladistics to the massive body of data on both living and fossil plants, this book clarifies phylogenetic patterns within and among basal groups of land plants. In its analysis of the patterns and processes underlying the origin of land plants, the book sheds light on central questions surrounding the initial assembly of terrestrial ecosystems.
Other author Crane, Peter R.
Subject Plants -- Evolution.
Plants -- Cladistic analysis.
Cladistic analysis.
ISBN 1560987294 (paper : alk. paper)
1560987308 (cloth : alk. paper)