Molecular Systematics of Plants

Editors: Soltis, Pamela S., Soltis, Douglas E., Doyle, J.J. (Eds.)

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The application of molecular techniques is rapidly transforming the study of plant systematics. The precision they offer enables researchers to classify plants that have not been subject to rigorous classification before and thus allows them to obtain a clearer picture of evolutionary relationships. Plant Molecular Systematics is arranged both conceptually and phylogenetically to accommodate the interests not only of general systematists, but also those of people interested in a particular plant family. The first part discusses molecular sequencing; the second reviews restriction site analysis and the sequencing of mitochondrial DNA. A third section details the analysis of ribosomal DNA and chloroplast DNA. The following section introduces model studies involving well-studied families such as the Onagraceae, Compositae and Leguminosae. The book concludes with a section addressing theoretical topics such as data analysis and the question of morphological vs. molecular data.

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This is clearly a worthy volume, with a wealth of information and ideas on the application of molecular data to taxonomy. - Plant Varieties and Seeds; ...an excellent introduction to the field right now - Acta Botanica Useful for everybody interested in Plant Systematics and in the use and problems of modern techniques more recently applied. Highly recommended to people interested in this field. - Journal of Plant Physiology; This is clearly a worthy volume, with a wealth of information and ideas on the application of molecular data to taxonomy. - Plant Varieties and Seeds; ...an excellent introduction to the field right now - Acta Botanica Useful for everybody interested in Plant Systematics and in the use and problems of modern techniques more recently applied. Highly recommended to people interested in this field. - Journal of Plant Physiology; This is clearly a worthy volume, with a wealth of information and ideas on the application of molecular data to taxonomy. - Plant Varieties and Seeds

Table of contents (9 chapter)

  • Chloroplast DNA and the Study of Plant Phylogeny: Present Status and Future Prospects

    Michael T. Clegg, Gerard Zurawski

    Pages 1-13

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  • Mitochondrial DNA in Plant Systematics: Applications and Limitations

    Jeffrey D. Palmer

    Pages 36-49

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  • Ribosomal RNA as a Phylogenetic Tool in Plant Systematics

    R. Keith Hamby, Elizabeth A. Zimmer

    Pages 50-91

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  • Molecular Evidence and Plant Introgression

    Loren H. Rieseberg, Steven J. Brunsfeld

    Pages 151-176

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  • Molecular Data and Polyploid Evolution in Plants

    Pamela S. Soltis, Jeff J. Doyle, Douglas E. Soltis

    Pages 177-201

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Systematics of Plants
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3276-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3276-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-02241-8
Edition Number
1
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