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Plant Taxonomy: The Systematic Evaluation of Comparative Data

Tod F. Stuessy
Format
Book
Published
New York : Columbia University Press, c2009.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
ISBN
0231147120 (cloth : alk. paper), 0231518641 (ebook : alk. paper)
Contents
  • A few definitions
  • The relevance of systematics
  • The importance and universality 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.
Description
xx, 539 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-484) and indexes.
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