Plant Evolutionary Biology

Editors: Gottlieb, L. (Ed.)

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There are still heroes in science. They are recognized because the issues and problems they chose to study became the issues and problems of a major field of research. They are also recognized because their insights and solutions are the ones that are tested and evaluated when new ideas and technologies become available. In the field of plant evolutionary biology, the hero is George Ledyard Stebbins. His first scientific publi­ cation appeared in 1929 and has been followed by nearly 60 magnificent years of seminal ideas, proofs, and proposals that defined much of what was worth doing in plant biosystematics, evolution and biological conser­ vation. His energy, enthusiasm and good humor (widely shared at many congresses and symposia in the 'Singalongs with Stebbins') made him a wonderful teacher for both undergraduates and graduate students. He is the mentor of several generations of botanists, plant geneticists and evo­ lutionists. A brief biography and publication list were included in Topics in Plant Population Biology, edited by Otto T. Solbrig, Subodh Jain, George Johnson and Peter Raven (Columbia University Press, 1979) which resulted from a symposium held on the occasion of Ledyard Stebbins' 70th birthday. In this volume, population biology and physio­ logical ecology received major attention particularly in relation to plant form and function.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Essays in comparative evolution. The need for evolutionary comparisons

    Stebbins, G. Ledyard

    Pages 3-20

  • Evolution and variation in plant chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes

    Birky, C. William

    Pages 23-53

  • Organization and evolution of sequences in the plant nuclear genome

    Tanksley, Steven D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-83

  • Onagraceae as a model of plant evolution

    Raven, Peter H.

    Pages 85-107

  • Phylogenetic aspects of the evolution of self-pollination

    Wyatt, Robert

    Pages 109-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Evolutionary Biology
Editors
  • L. Gottlieb
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Chapman and Hall Ltd
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1207-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1207-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7036-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 414
Topics