Book ID: 88259
Plant Species - level Systematics. New perspectives on pattern and process. 2005. (Regnum Vegetabile, 143). illus.(some col.) 348 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 978-3-906166-39-1)
Plant systematics has seen dramatic changes in the last decade,mainly due to application of molecular markers in phylogeneticreconstruction at the generic level and above. In contrast, species -level patterns and processes in plants are still less well understood,partly because of limited resolution of commonly used phylogeneticmarkers. This has hampered our understanding of the patterns and hence,processes of plant speciation. Nevertheless, considerable progress hasbeen made recently, and it is now time to examine new developments inunderstanding species - level phenomena. This volume reviews currentissues in (molecular) biosystematics and plant speciation, focusingon the following important topics: Plant species radiations/ Molecularevolution in time and space/ Multiple genomes: plant hybrids, polyploidsand genome evolution. - This book will be of special interest toplant evolutionary biologists in general, and in particular to advancedstudents and researchers in plant systematics, taxonomy, ecology andpopulation genetics.