Published January 1, 1989
by Timber Press, Incorporated .
Written in English
|Contributions||T. R. Dudley (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||318|
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Originally published in , this second edition of a successful textbook describes and explains in a refreshingly clear way the origin and evolution of plants as revealed by the fossil record and summarises paleobotanical information relevant to our understanding of the relationships between the major plant groups, extant and extinct. As in the first edition, the text is profusely 4/5(2). The Evolution of Plants. Second Edition. Kathy Willis and Jennifer McElwain. The most accessible and contemporary book on plant evolution available; Brings together information from the plant fossil record with genotypic data from biomolecular studies to explore biological evolution in a coherent, unified way. Thus, despite continued popularity for the descriptive terms derived from the theory in evolutionary studies of early land plants, time has come to replace it with a more explicit, testable approach. Presented here is an attempt to clarify perhaps the most important issue raised by the telome theory—whether simple changes in basic Cited by: Considerations on the Embryophyte Evolution. Many aspects of difficult interpretation exist in the phylogenetic history of land plants. Already on the origin of plant lineage, we still have no safe dating for the endosymbiotic event, i.e., the integration of a cyanobacterium to form the precursor of chloroplasts.
About this book. Although plants comprise more than 90% of all visible life, and land plants and algae collectively make up the most morphologically, physiologically, and ecologically diverse group of organisms on earth, books on evolution instead tend to focus on animals. Focusing on the key events during the evolution of plants - from the colonization of land to the first forests, the emergence of seed plants to the evolution of flowering plants - its straightforward explanations and clear illustrations provide the reader with the most accessible introduction to plant evolution available/5(12). Get this from a library! Palaeobiology II. [D E G Briggs; Peter R Crowther;] -- This follow-up title to "Palaeobiology: A Synthesis" reflects the exciting developments in the field, including accounts of spectacular newly discovered fossils, and embraces data from other. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Snowdon's plants since the glaciers, Palaeozoic palaeobotany of Great Britain, British upper carboniferous stratigraphy, Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants.