Phylogeny And Evolution Of The Angiosperms: Revised And Updated Edition

Hardcover | August 1, 2017

byDouglas Soltis, Pamela Soltis, Peter Endress

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Although they are relative latecomers on the evolutionary scene, having emerged only 135-170 million years ago, angiosperms—or flowering plants—are the most diverse and species-rich group of seed-producing land plants, comprising more than 13,000 genera and over 300,000 species. Not only are they a model group for studying the patterns and processes of evolutionary diversification, outside the laboratory they also play major roles in our economy, diet, and our courtship rituals, producing our fruits, legumes, and grains, not to mention the flowers in our Valentine’s bouquets. They are also crucial ecologically, dominating most terrestrial and some aquatic landscapes.

This fully revised edition of Phylogeny and Evolution of the Angiosperms provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the evolution of and relationships among these vital plants, as well as of our attempts to reconstruct these relationships. Incorporating molecular phylogenetics with morphological, chemical, developmental, and paleobotanical data, as well as a more detailed account of early angiosperm fossils and important fossil information for each evolutionary branch of the angiosperms, the new edition integrates fossil evidence into a robust phylogenetic framework. Also including a wealth of new color images, this highly synthetic work further reevaluates long-held evolutionary hypotheses related to flowering plants and will be an essential reference for botanists, plant systematists, and evolutionary biologists alike.

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Although they are relative latecomers on the evolutionary scene, having emerged only 135-170 million years ago, angiosperms—or flowering plants—are the most diverse and species-rich group of seed-producing land plants, comprising more than 13,000 genera and over 300,000 species. Not only are they a model group for studying the patterns...

Douglas Soltis and Pamela Soltis are distinguished professors in the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. Together, they are coeditors of Polyploidy and Genome Evolution and, with Jeff J. Doyle, Molecular Systematics of Plants II: DNA Sequencing. Peter Endress is professor emeritus of botany at the University...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Relationships of Angiosperms to Other Seed Plants
Chapter 2. The Age and Diversity of Early Angiosperms: Integration of the Fossil Record and Molecular Dates
Chapter 3. Phylogeny of Angiosperms: An Overview
Chapter 4. The ANA Grade
Chapter 5. Magnoliids and Chloranthales
Chapter 6. Character Evolution: The Ancestral Angiosperm and General Trends
Chapter 7. Monocots
Chapter 8. Eudicots (+ Ceratophyllaceae): Introduction and Early-Diverging Lineages
Chapter 9. Core Eudicots: Introduction, Gunnerales, and Dilleniales
Chapter 10. Superrosids
Chapter 11. Superasterids
Chapter 12. Angiosperm Classification
Chapter 13. Parallel and Convergent Evolution
Chapter 14. Floral Diversification
Chapter 15. The Evolution of Genome Size
Chapter 16. Polyploidy
Descriptions of Major Clades
Acknowledgments
Reference List
Index

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“The book’s goals are to review the molecular phylogeny of all flowering plants and use this information to inform systematics and our understanding of major evolutionary trends; in this it succeeds admirably. . . . It will be a valuable reference for every botanist and many ecologists, and compelling reading for anyone who works on plant morphology, systematics, and evolution.”