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Title:
Plant systematics
Author:
Gurcharan Singh.
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Publication Information:
Enfield, N.H. : Science Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781578080816

9781578080779
Format :
Book

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Central Library QK95 .S57 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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In this basic book on plant systematics, Singh (Univ. of Delhi) lists seven "aims" of this area of study: (1) to provide a convenient method of identification and communication; (2) to provide an inventory of the world's flora; (3) to detect evolution at work; (4) to provide a system of classification that depicts evolution within the group; (5) to provide an integration of all available information; (6) to provide an information reference, supplying methodology for information storage, retrieval, exchange, and utilization; (7) to provide new concepts, reinterpret the old, and develop new procedures for correct determination of taxonomic affinities in terms of phylogeny and phenetics. Four chapters are devoted to plant identification and nomenclature in the broad sense, and another four chapters treat classification and phylogeny in the broad sense--this also includes discussions of cladistics and numerical taxonomy. The balance of the book includes introduction, history, references, and a very useful 11-page listing of Web sites--no doubt now out-of-date but nonetheless providing an extremely useful indication of material on plant systematics available on the Internet. Undergraduates. G. P. DeWolf Jr.; Massachusetts Bay Community College


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