Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution

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Quentin C.B. Cronk, Richard M. Bateman, Julie A. Hawkins
CRC Press, Jan 29, 2004 - Science - 543 pages
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A benchmark text, Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution integrates the recent revolution in the molecular-developmental genetics of plants with mainstream evolutionary thought. It reflects the increasing cooperation between strongly genomics-influenced researchers, with their strong grasp of technology, and evolutionary morphogenetists and systematists who are more deeply rooted in comparative biology and patterns of plant evolution.

The book discusses our increasing understanding of gene function and expression, along with modern phylogenies. It integrates morphological and molecular data to highlight specific key transitions in plant evolution that warrant additional intensive study. Furthermore, it explores increasing knowledge of the physical expression of plant development from disciplines such as anatomy and paleobotany. Rather than focus on the technical aspects of plant genomics, this book provides genuinely integrated explanations of plant evolution.

The distinguished panel of contributors has succeeded in capturing a demanding subject in an accessible volume for a wide range of professional botanists and students in developmental biology, applied molecular biology, molecular evolution, morphogenesis, organismal botany, and theoretical systematics.
 

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Contents

TheiKen G MaxPlanckInstitut fur Ziichtungsforschung Abteilung Molekulare
12
Impact of transposons on plant genomes
15
Contributors
27
Wolf P G Department of Biology Utah State University Logan UT 843225305
29
impact on systematic theory
32
Abbott R J Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology Harold Mitchell
49
Transference of function heterotopy and the evolution of plant
52
Are macroevolution and microevolution qualitatively different?
70
Floral diversity and evolution in the Solanaceae
267
Coen E S Department of Genetics John Innes Centre Colney Lane Norwich
302
Identification of genes involved in evolutionary diversification of leaf
315
Cranfill R University Herbarium University of California Berkeley CA 94720
329
a phylogenetic perspective
330
Pryer K M Department of Biology Duke University Durham NC 277080338
338
Rudall P J Jodrell Laboratory Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Richmond Surrey
355
The telome theory
365

A Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Harvard Uni
82
summary and update
85
Institute of Systematic Botany University of Zurich Zollikerstrasse 107
107
the role of MADSbox
158
Evolution of adaptive petal cell morphology
160
evolution and molecular development
206
Involvement of nonABC MADSbox genes in determining stamen
220
genetics and evolution of radiate
233
Frederiksen S Botanical Institute Gothersgade 140 DK1123 Copenhagen
241
Role of TCP genes in the evolution of morphological characters
247
A developmental perspective on the evolution of leaves
388
An overview of seed plant leaf evolution
395
Developmental signals regulating leaf form
418
Evolutionary history of the monocot leaf
431
the evolution of morphogenetic complexity in singlecelled
459
a review
493
Glossary
508
Subject index
530
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Quentin C. B. Cronk is Lecturer at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and at the University of Edinburgh.

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