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Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

2nd Edition

Out of Print

  • Date Published: June 1992
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2005
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521427852

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  • This book presents a concise, up-to-date and fully-integrated discussion of present-day plant taxonomy. It emphasises the dynamic nature of taxonomy which results from it being a fundamental discipline and a synthesis of all biological knowledge. Since publication of the first edition there have been many developments in the subject. Perhaps the most important of these has been the rise in popularity of cladistics, and the author fully discusses this controversial methodology.

    • A fully updated second edition which pays particular attention to the impact of the techniques of molecular biology and the principles of cladistics
    • Well-ordered, providing essential background whilst stimulating the student to progress further
    • By the same author as New Flora of the British Isles
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    From the reviews of the first edition:

    "...a refreshing new approach to plant taxonomy....Read it, use it in class, teach from it. It deserves to be the newest standard among plant taxonomic texts." Taxon

    From the reviews of the first edition...

    "It is well-ordered, provides the background essential to understanding and stimulates the student to progress further by introducing more specialized areas. An extensive literature list is appended." British Journal of Linnean Society

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521427852
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 154 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2005
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Basis of Plant Taxonomy:
    1. The scope of taxonomy
    2. The development of plant taxonomy
    Part II. Sources of Taxonomic Information:
    3. Structural information
    4. Chemical information
    5. Chromosomal information
    6. Information from breeding systems
    7. Information from plant geography and ecology
    Part III. Taxonomy in Practice:
    8. The process of classification
    9. Ways and means
    10. Taxonomy in the service of man

  • Author

    Clive Anthony Stace, University of Leicester

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