This book is designed to introduce the fundamentals of systematics in a simple, concise and balanced manner. The book aims to equip the students with the basics of plant taxonomy and at the same time also update them with the most recent advances in the field of plant systematics. The book has been organized into 21 chapters that introduce and explain different concepts in a stimulating manner. The text is supplemented with relevant illustrations and photographs. Relevant literature has been added to provide a better picture of the most recent updates in the field of plant systematics.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Plant identification 3. Herbaria 4. Botanic gardens 5. Taxonomic literature 6. Taxonomic hierarchy 7. Plant nomenclature 8. Morphology 9. Anatomy 10. Embryology 11. Palynology 12. Chromosomes 13. Phytochemistry 14. Molecular systematics 15. Systems of classification: Artificial to Phylogenetic 16. APG IV classification 17. Phenetics (numerical taxonomy) and biometrics 18. Cladistics 19. Origin and evolution of angiosperms 20. Phylogenetic systematics 21. DNA barcoding
Arun K. Pandey, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Shruti Kasana, University of Delhi, Delhi, India