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Plant taxonomy and biosystematics

This book presents a concise, up-to-date and fully-integrated discussion of present-day plant taxonomy. It emphasises the dynamic nature of taxonomy which results from it being a fundamental discipline and a synthesis of all biological knowledge. Since publication of the first edition there have been many developments in the subject. Perhaps the most important of these has been the rise in popularity of cladistics, and the author fully discusses this controversial methodology
Print Book, English, 1989
E. Arnold ; Distributed in the USA by Routledge, Chapman and Hall, London, New York, NY, 1989
vii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780713129557, 9780713129809, 0713129557, 0713129808
Sect. 1. The basis of plant taxonomy. 1. The scope of taxonomy
2. The development of plant taxonomy
Sect. 2. Sources of taxonomic information. 3. Structural information
4. Chemical information
5. Chromosomal information
6. Information from breeding systems
7. Information from plant geography and ecology
Sect. 3. Taxonomy in practice. 8. The process of classification
9. Ways and means
10. Taxonomy in the service of man