Plant Systematics

Plant Systematics

3rd Edition - November 10, 2019

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  • Author: Michael Simpson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126288
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126295

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Description

Plant Systematics, Third Edition, has made substantial contributions to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level, with the first edition winning The New York Botanical Garden's Henry Allan Gleason Award for outstanding recent publication in plant taxonomy, plant ecology or plant geography. This third edition continues to provide the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution and classification of land plants. A foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence and terminology of plant systematics are presented, along with the most recent knowledge of evolutionary relationships of plants and practical information vital to the field. In this new edition, the author includes greatly expanded treatments on families of flowering plants, as well as tropical trees (all with full-color plates), and an updated explanation of maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference algorithms. Chapters on morphology and plant nomenclature have also been enhanced with new material.

Key Features

  • Covers research developments in plant molecular biology
  • Features clear, detailed cladograms, drawings and photos
  • Includes major revisions to chapters on phylogenetic systematics and plant morphology

Readership

Graduate and undergraduate students in botany, plant taxonomy, plant systematics, plant pathology, plant anatomy, and ecology; scientists and researchers in any of the plant sciences

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Unit I: Systematics
  • Introduction
  • 1: Plant Systematics: An Overview
  • Abstract
  • PLANTS
  • SYSTEMATICS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • GENERAL
  • OTHER PLANT SYSTEMATICS TEXTBOOKS
  • 2: Taxonomy and Phylo Genetic Systematics
  • Abstract
  • TAXONOMY
  • PHYLOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS
  • TAXA AND CHARACTERS
  • FEATURES OF CLADOGRAMS
  • CLADOGRAM CONSTRUCTION
  • CLADOGRAM ANALYSIS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • Unit II: Evolution and Diversity of Plants
  • Introduction
  • 3: Evolution and Diversity of Green and Land Plants
  • Abstract
  • THE GREEN PLANTS
  • EMBRYOPHYTA – LAND PLANTS
  • DIVERSITY OF NONVASCULAR LAND PLANTS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 4: Evolution and Diversity of Vascular Plants
  • Abstract
  • VASCULAR PLANT APOMORPHIES
  • VASCULAR PLANT DIVERSITY
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • WEB SITE
  • 5: Evolution and Diversity of Woody and Seed Plants
  • Abstract
  • LIGNOPHYTES—WOODY PLANTS
  • SPERMATOPHYTES—SEED PLANTS
  • DIVERSITY OF WOODY AND SEED PLANTS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • WEB SITES
  • 6: Evolution of Flowering Plants
  • Abstract
  • ANGIOSPERM APOMORPHIES
  • ORIGIN OF ANGIOSPERMS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 7: Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants: Amborellales, Nymphaeales, Austrobaileyales, Magnoliids, Monocots, and Ceratophyllales
  • Abstract
  • INTRODUCTION
  • MAJOR ANGIOSPERM CLADES
  • FAMILY DESCRIPTIONS
  • AMBORELLALES
  • NYMPHAEALES
  • AUSTROBAILEYALES
  • MAGNOLIIDS
  • LAURALES
  • MAGNOLIALES
  • CANELLALES
  • PIPERALES
  • MONOCOTYLEDONS—MONOCOTS
  • ACORALES
  • ALISMATALES
  • PETROSAVIALES
  • DIOSCOREALES
  • PANDANALES
  • LILIALES
  • ASPARAGALES
  • COMMELINIDS
  • DASYPOGONALES
  • ARECALES
  • COMMELINALES, ZINGIBERALES, AND POALES
  • COMMELINALES
  • ZINGIBERALES
  • POALES
  • CERATOPHYLLALES
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • GENERAL REFERENCES ON ANGIOSPERM RELATIONSHIPS AND EVOLUTION
  • GENERAL REFERENCES ON ANGIOSPERM PHYLOGENY AND ON SPECIFIC GROUPS
  • WEB SITES
  • 8: Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants: Eudicots
  • Abstract
  • EUDICOTS
  • SUPERROSIDS
  • ROSIDS
  • FABIDS
  • MALVIDS
  • SUPERASTERIDS
  • ASTERIDS
  • CAMPANULIDS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • GENERAL ANGIOSPERM FAMILY CLASSIFICATION, DESCRIPTIONS, AND IMAGES
  • GENERAL REFERENCES ON ANGIOSPERM PHYLOGENY AND ON SPECIFIC EUDICOT GROUPS
  • Unit III: Systematic Evidence and Descriptive Terminology
  • Introduction
  • 9: Plant Morphology
  • Abstract
  • PLANT STRUCTURE
  • GENERAL TERMINOLOGY
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • WEBSITES
  • 10: Plant Anatomy and Physiology
  • Abstract
  • PLANT CELL STRUCTURE
  • PLANT GROWTH
  • PLANT TISSUES AND SPECIALIZED CELL TYPES
  • ROOT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
  • SHOOT AND STEM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
  • SECONDARY GROWTH
  • LEAF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
  • PHOTOSYNTHESIS
  • ANATOMY AND SYSTEMATICS
  • PLANT ANATOMY TECHNIQUE
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 11: Plant Embryology
  • Abstract
  • ANTHER AND POLLEN DEVELOPMENT
  • OVULE DEVELOPMENT
  • SEED DEVELOPMENT
  • EMBRYOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS
  • EMBRYOLOGICAL TECHNIQUE
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 12: Palynology
  • Abstract
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PALYNOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGY
  • PALYNOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS
  • PALYNOLOGICAL TECHNIQUE
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 13: Plant Reproductive Biology
  • Abstract
  • SEXUAL REPRODUCTION
  • ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION
  • HYBRIDIZATION, INTROGRESSION, AND POLYPLOIDY
  • TESTING FOR BREEDING MECHANISM
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 14: Plant Molecular Systematics
  • Abstract
  • ACQUISITION OF MOLECULAR DATA
  • TYPES OF PLANT DNA SEQUENCE DATA
  • DNA SEQUENCING
  • WHOLE GENOME METHODS
  • REDUCED REPRESENTATION METHODS
  • NON-SEQUENCING METHODS
  • ANALYSIS OF MOLECULAR DATA
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
  • Unit IV: Resources in Plant Systematics
  • Introduction
  • 15: Plant Identification
  • Abstract
  • MOLECULAR PLANT IDENTIFICATION
  • MORPHOLOGICAL PLANT IDENTIFICATION
  • PRACTICAL IDENTIFICATION
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • WEBSITES
  • 16: Plant Nomenclature
  • Abstract
  • PRINCIPLES OF NOMENCLATURE
  • BOTANICAL NAMES
  • PRONUNCIATION OF NAMES
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 17: Plant Collecting and Documentation
  • Abstract
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHODS OF COLLECTING PLANTS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • 18: Herbaria and Data Information Systems
  • Abstract
  • HERBARIUM SPECIMENS
  • HERBARIUM OPERATIONS
  • FLORAS AND MONOGRAPHS
  • HERBARIUM DATABASES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • WEBSITES
  • Unit V: Species Concepts and Conservation Biology
  • Introduction
  • 19: Species and Conservation in Plant Systematics
  • Abstract
  • INTRODUCTION
  • REPRODUCTION, LINEAGES, AND CLADES
  • SPECIES CONCEPTS
  • SYSTEMATICS AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • WEBSITES
  • Appendix 1: Plant Description
  • Appendix 2: Botanical Illustrations
  • Appendix 3: Scientific Journals in Plant Systematics
  • EXERCISES
  • Appendix 4: Statistics and Morphometrics in Plant Systematics
  • QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE CHARACTERS
  • STATISTICS IN TAXONOMY
  • DATA
  • SIMPLE STATISTICS
  • UNIVARIATE AND BIVARIATE PLOTS
  • STATISTICAL TESTS
  • MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
  • MAPPING OF MORPHOLOGICAL DATA
  • MORPHOMETRICS
  • QUANTITATIVE CHARACTERS IN PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • EXERCISES
  • RESEARCH ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
  • SOME STATISTICS AND MORPHOMETRIC BOOKS
  • COMPUTER SOFTWARE
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 774
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126288
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126295

About the Author

Michael Simpson

Dr. Michael G. Simpson has been a professor of Biology at San Diego State University since 1986. His area of expertise is plant systematics, dealing with the description, identification, naming and classification of plants with the overriding goal of inferring the pattern of evolutionary history (phylogeny). Dr. Simpson has taught courses in Principles of Organismal Biology, Plant Systematics, Taxonomy of California Plants, Economic Botany, Genetics and Evolution, and Seminar in Systematics and Evolution. Additionally, he serves as the Curator of the SDSU Herbarium where he oversees the maintenance, organization, and use of the collection and facilitates additions to the herbarium. Currently, his field work in Chile and Argentina is supported in part by the National Geographic Society.

In addition to publishing numerous articles in technical journals, Dr. Simpson has authored of the widely used textbook Plant Systematics (Elsevier-Academic Press, 2006; 2nd ed. 2010.)

Affiliations and Expertise

professor of Biology at San Diego State University, California, USA

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  • Pamela C. Mon Sep 27 2021

    Plant Systematics

    Only partly read. Very thorough with tons of information. Will take ages to read and absorb