Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution

Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution

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A benchmark text, Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution integrates the recent revolution in the molecular-developmental genetics of plants with mainstream evolutionary thought. It reflects the increasing cooperation between strongly genomics-influenced researchers, with their strong grasp of technology, and evolutionary morphogenetists and systematists who are more deeply rooted in comparative biology and patterns of plant evolution. The book discusses our increasing understanding of gene function and expression, along with modern phylogenies. It integrates morphological and molecular data to highlight specific key transitions in plant evolution that warrant additional intensive study. Furthermore, it explores increasing knowledge of the physical expression of plant development from disciplines such as anatomy and paleobotany. Rather than focus on the technical aspects of plant genomics, this book provides genuinely integrated explanations of plant evolution. The distinguished panel of contributors has succeeded in capturing a demanding subject in an accessible volume for a wide range of professional botanists and students in developmental biology, applied molecular biology, molecular evolution, morphogenesis, organismal botany, and theoretical systematics.Floral zygomorphy (monosymmetry sensu Endress, 1999) occurs in many genera of Solanaceae, and has been the cause of much debate as to taxonomic placement of ... 1 (a) Generalised floral diagram of a member of the Scrophulariaceae.

Title:Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution
Author:Quentin C.B. Cronk, Richard M. Bateman, Julie A. Hawkins
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-04-18


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