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Plant taxonomy : the systematic evaluation of comparative data

Author: Tod F Stuessy
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tod F Stuessy
ISBN: 9780231147125 0231147120 9780231518642 0231518641
OCLC Number: 781470981
Description: XX, 539 str. : ilustr. ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Acknowledgments for the first edition Acknowledgments for the second edition I. PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY Section 1. The Meaning of Classification 1. A few definitions 2. The relevance of systematics 3. The importance and universality classification 4. Characters Section 2. Different approaches to biological classification 5. The anatomy of classification and the artificial approach 6. Natural and phyletic approaches 7. Phenetic approach 8. Cladistic approach 9. Evaluation of the three major approaches and explicit phyletics Section 3. Concepts of Categories 10. The taxonomic hierarchy 11. Species 12. Subspecies, variety, and form 13. Genus 14. Family and higher categories II. TAXONOMIC DATA Section 4. Types of data 15. Morphology 16. Anatomy 17. Embryology 18. Palynology 19. Phytochemistry 20. Cytology and cytogenetics 21. Molecular biology 22. Genetics and population genetics 23. Reproductive biology 24. Ecology Section 5. Handling of Data 25. Gathering and storage of data 26. Presentation of data Epilogue Literature Cited Author Index Subject Index
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