Plant Systematics

Plant Systematics

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Plant Systematics is a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated text, covering the most up-to-date and essential paradigms, concepts, and terms required for a basic understanding of plant systematics.

This book contains numerous cladograms that illustrate the evolutionary relationships of major plant groups, with an emphasis on the adaptive significance of major evolutionary novelties. It provides descriptions and classifications of major groups of angiosperms, including over 90 flowering plant families; a comprehensive glossary of plant morphological terms, as well as appendices on botanical illustration and plant descriptions. Pedagogy includes review questions, exercises, and references that complement each chapter.

This text is ideal for graduate and undergraduate students in botany, plant taxonomy, plant systematics, plant pathology, ecology as well as faculty and researchers in any of the plant sciences.
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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 213.4 x 276.9 x 30.5mm | 1,769.03g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126444609
  • 9780126444605
  • 1,390,395

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"The botanical community has been waiting for a textbook like this for a long time - the wait is finally over!" - Kenneth M. Cameron, The New York Botanical Garden, U.S.A.

"This book...will inspire readers to consider joining the ranks of a new generation of plant systematists. - Bruce G. Baldwin, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

"Mike Simpson has authored a comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly, and profusely illustrated textbook that will facilitate the teaching of plant systematics...." - Wayne J. Elisens, University of Oklahoma, Norman, U.S.A.
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About Michael G. Simpson

By Michael Simpson
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Table of contents

Preface
UNIT 1. SYSTEMATICS
1. Plant Systematics: An Overview
2. Phylogenetic Systematics
UNIT 2. EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF PLANTS
3. Evolution and Diversity of Green and Land Plants
4. Evolution and Diversity of Vascular Plants
5. Evolution and Diversity of Woody and Seed Plants
6. Evolution of Flowering Plants
7. Diversity of Flowering Plants: Amborellales, Nymphaeales, Austrobaileyales, Magnoliids, Ceratophyllales, and Monocots
8. Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants: Eudicots
UNIT 3. SYSTEMATIC EVIDENCE AND DESCRIPTIVE TERMINOLOGY
9. Plant Morphology
10. Plant Anatomy
11. Plant Embryology
12. Palynology
13. Plant Reproductive Biology
14. Plant Molecular Systematics
UNIT 4. RESOURCES IN PLANT SYSTEMATICS
15. Plant Identification
16. Plant Nomenclature
17. Plant Collecting and Documentation
18. Herbaria and Data Information Systems
Appendix 1. Plant Description
Appendix 2. Botanical Illustrations
Appendix 3. Scientific Journals in Plant Systematics
Glossary
Index
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