Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
This book presents a concise, up-to-date and fully-integrated discussion of present-day plant taxonomy. It emphasises the dynamic nature of taxonomy which results from it being a fundamental discipline and a synthesis of all biological knowledge. Since publication of the first edition there have been many developments in the subject. Perhaps the most important of these has been the rise in popularity of cladistics, and the author fully discusses this controversial methodology.
agamospecies algae anatomical angiosperms apomictic apomixis apomorphous areas base-number biosystematic biotypes Botanical botanists bryophytes centres Chapter characteristics chemical Chlorophyta chromosome number cladistics cladogram considered delimited dicotyledons diploid disjunction distinct distribution diversity ecological ecophenes ecotypes endemics evidence evolution evolutionary example extremely families Festuca Flora flowering plants gametophyte genera genetic genome genus geographical groups of plants habitats herbaria herbarium hybrids ICBN important inbreeding infraspecific interspecific keys known large number latter less Linnaeus major meiosis methods monographs monophyletic morphological natural nomenclature number of species numerical taxonomy occur organisms OTUs pairing parents pathways pattern petals phenetic plant taxonomy ploidy Poaceae pollen polyploid produced proteins pteridophytes range ranks Ranunculus recognized relatively represent seed separate sequence sexual similar Species Plantarum specimens sterile structure subspecies taxa taxometrics taxon taxonomic taxonomic characters taxonomists tetraploid tion tropical usually variation various vascular plants vegetative vicariance Vulpia
Page 233 - Cockburn, W. 1985. Variation in photosynthetic acid metabolism in vascular plants: CAM and related phenomena. New Phytologist.