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Plant Systematics

An Intergrated Approach, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

Edited by G Singh

CRC Press

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Description

The focus of the present edition has been to further consolidate the information on the principles of plant systematic, include detailed discussion on all major systems of classification, and significantly, also include discussion on the selected families of vascular plants, without sacrificing the discussion on basic principles. The families included for discussion are largely those which have wide representation, as also those that are less known but significant in evaluating the phylogeny of angiosperms. The discussion of the families also has a considerable focus on their phylogenetic relationships, as evidenced by recent cladistic studies, with liberal citation of molecular data. Several additional families have been included for detailed discussion in the present volume.

Table of Contents

Preface

PLANTS, TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS

Plants and Kingdoms of Life

Taxonomy and Systematics

BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE

Need for Scientific names

Development of Botanical Code

Contents of Botanical Code

Unified Biological Nomenclature

HIERARCHICAL CLASSIFICATION

Taxonomic groups, categories and ranks

Utilization of categories

DESCRIPTIVE TERMINOLOGY

Habit and life span

Habitat

Roots

Stems

Leaves

Inflorescence

Flower

Fruit

Floral formula

Floral diagram

PROCESS OF IDENTIFICATION

Specimen preparation

Herbarium methods

Identification methods

VARIATION, BIOSYSTEMATICS, POPULATION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

Types of variation

Variance analysis

Reproductive systems

Population genetics

Evolution

TAXONOMIC EVIDENCE

Morphology

Anatomy

Embryology

Palynology

Micromorphology and Ultrastructure

Chromosomes

Chemotaxonomy

Molecular systematics

DEVELOPING CLASSIFICATIONS

Phenetic methods

Cladistic methods

Phylogenetic data analysis

PHYLOGENY OF ANGIOSPERMS

Origin of Angiosperms

Basal living angiosperms

Evolutionary trends

SYSTEMS OF CLASSIFICATION

Classifications based on gross morphology

Sexual System

Natural Systems

Phylogenetic Systems

FAMILIES OF PTERIDOPHYTES

Lycopodiophtes

Psilopsida

Equisetopsida

Pteropsida

FAMILIES OF GYMNOSPERMS

Cycadales

Ginkgoales

Coniferales

Gnetales

MAJOR FAMILIES OF ANGIOSPERMS

Angiosperms roll of honour

Chloranthidae

Magnoliidae

Alismatidae

Liliidae

Commelinidae

Ranunculidae

Hamamelididae

Caryophyllidae

Rosidae

Malvidae

Asteridae

Lamiidae

REFERENCES

INDEX

About the Originator

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General