Classification and Biology

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Transaction Publishers, 1970 - Biology - 350 pages
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Contents

The Classification of the Sciences
1
The Function of Classification in Natural History
18
The Species in Biological Systematics
27
Classification Below the Species Level
38
Classification Above the Species Level
47
The Classification of Fossils
57
On Classificatory Characters and their Correlation
68
The Classificatory Use of NonStructural Characters
77
The Systematic Value of JT Characters of Immature Stages
186
Numerical Taxonomy
196
The Noncongruence Principle
207
Some Special Classificatory Problems
216
Taxonomic Research
228
The Practical Problems of Phylogenetic Classification
247
Zoological and Botanical Nomenclature
264
The Practical Work of the Present Day Systematist
281

Phylogeny as the Basis of Classification
95
Hosts Parasites and Classification
115
Geographical Distribution I and Classification
131
Heredity and Chromosomes in Relation to Evolution and Classification
145
Phylogenetic Evidence from O Nucleic Acids and Proteins
164
Epilogue The Future of Systematics
292
Bibliography
307
Subject Index
320
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