Plant Biosystematics

Plant Biosystematics

1st Edition - August 1, 1984

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  • Editor: William F. Grant
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273709

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Plant Biosystematics is a compendium of papers from a symposium titled "Plant Biosystematics: Forty Years Later" held in Montreal in July 1983. This collection reviews the current field of biosystematics, particularly the evolution of natural biota, and how plant biosystematics can contribute to the welfare of humans. One paper reviews biosystematics, compares new approaches, and discusses the latest trend in comparative, molecular evolution of genes. One author discusses the cytology and biosystematics concerning the discontinuities and genetic independence occurring in the evolutionary process. Another author discusses chromosome pairing in species and hybrids that includes models of chromosome pairing in diploids. The text also describes chromosome banding and biosystematics, as well as the problems of chromosome banding that should be addressed to in future research. With estimates of the number of species being threatened with extinction numbering around 20,000 one paper address the issue of conservation and biosystematics. The author suggests that more biological information should be published to avoid duplication of effort, and possibly drive scientists to have their views more widely felt. Agriculturists, botanists, conservationists, environmentalists, and researchers in the field of botany, conservation, and plant genealogy will find this book valuable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    Biosystematics 1983

    Cytology and Cytogenetics

    Cytology and Biosystematics: 1983

    The Genome, the Natural Karyotype, and Biosystematics

    Chromosome Pairing in Species and Hybrids

    Nuclear DNA Variation and the Homology of Chromosomes

    Chromosome Banding and Biosystematics

    Chromosome Evolution and Adaptation in Mistletoes

    Differentiation and Evolution of the Genus Campanula in the Mediterranean Region

    Breeding Systems and Hybridization

    The Biological Species Concept Reexamined

    The Pursuit of Hybridity and Population Divergence in Isotoma Petraea

    The Role of Hybridization in the Evolution of Bidens on the Hawaiian Islands

    Hybridization in the Domesticated-Weed-Wild Complex

    Plant Reproduction and Reproduction Isolation

    Plant Reproductive Strategies

    The Relationships between Self-incompatibility, Pseudo-compatibility, and Self-compatibility

    Apomixis and Biosystematics

    Constraints on the Evolution of Plant Breeding Systems and Their Relevance to Systematics

    Pollination by Animals and Angiosperm Biosystematics

    Methodologies in Biosystematics

    The Biosystematic Importance of Phenotypic Plasticity

    A Biosystematic and Phylogenetic Study of the Dipsacaceae

    Evolution of rDNA in Claytonia Polyploid Complexes

    Isozyme Evidence and Problem Solving in Plant Systematics

    Phytochemical Approaches to Biosystematics

    Pollen Morphology and Biosystematics of the Subfamily Papilionoideae (Leguminosae)

    Numerical Taxonomy and Biosystematics

    Problems of Hybridity in the Cladistics of Crataegus (Rosaceae)

    Population Biology and Biogeography

    Population Biology and Biosystematics: Current Experimental Approaches

    Cytogeography and Biosystematics

    Biosystematics of Macaronesian Flowering Plants

    Biosystematics of Tropical Forest Plants: A Problem of Rare Species

    Biosystematics of Mosses and Ferns

    Biosystematics of Bryophytes: An Overview

    Biosystematic Studies on Pteridophytes in Canada: Progress and Problems

    Biosystematics and Its Practical Applications

    Biosystematics and Medicine

    Modes of Evolution in Plants Under Domestication

    Zea—A Biosystematical Odyssey

    Biosystematics and Hybridization in Horticultural Plants

    Biosystematics and Conservation


    A Comparison of Taxonomic Methods in Biosystematics

    Observations on IOPB 1983 and Notes on the Discussions among Participants


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  • No. of pages: 690
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: August 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273709

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William F. Grant

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