Plant Biosystematics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122956805, 9781483273709

Plant Biosystematics

1st Edition

Editors: William F. Grant
eBook ISBN: 9781483273709
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 1984
Page Count: 690
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Description

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

Preface

Introduction

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

Overviews

A Comparison of Taxonomic Methods in Biosystematics

Observations on IOPB 1983 and Notes on the Discussions among Participants

Index

Details

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

About the Editor

William F. Grant

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