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The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Donald A. Levin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-05-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Combining insights from observation, experimentation, and theory, The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species offers a broad overview of species as dynamic entities that arise, have unique evolutionary histories, and ultimately go extinct. It begins with a review of species concepts and the exposition of a new concept; it
Plant Evolution and the Origin of Crop Species
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: James F. Hancock
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: CABI

This book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with the evolutionary processes, describing the chromosome structure, genetic variation, multifactorial genome, polyploidy, gene duplication and speciation. Part 2 deals with the origins of agriculture and the dynamics of plant domestication, covering some cereal grains, protein plants, starchy staple and
Fitness Landscapes and the Origin of Species (MPB-41)
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Sergey Gavrilets
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-26 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The origin of species has fascinated both biologists and the general public since the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859. Significant progress in understanding the process was achieved in the "modern synthesis," when Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr, and others reconciled Mendelian genetics with Darwin's natural selection. Although evolutionary
Population Viability in Plants
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Christy A. Brigham, Mark W. Schwartz
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-29 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Providing a quantitative assessment of threatened plant populations, that holds for varying management scenarios, has become an essential part of conservation planning. Here, renowned plant ecologists provide information on: major threats to plants, when and where to conduct a plant viability assessment (PVA), what type of PVA to conduct, what
The Role of Chromosomal Change in Plant Evolution
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Donald A. Levin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The application of new molecular technology has greatly increased our understanding of the role of chromosomal change in plant evolution. There is now a broad database on genome size variation within and among species and a wide array of nuclear and cytoplasmic genetic markers. There is a variety of literatures