Pollen And Spores: Patterns of Diversification

Hardcover | January 19, 1992

EditorS. Blackmore, S. H. BarnesbyBlackmore

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Pollen and spores are ubiquitous, and preserve exceptionally well. This, with their great structural diversity, offers exceptional opportunities for integrating findings from studies of both recent and fossil material, and for developing new insights into pathways and processes ofdiversification. This volume brings together novel approaches from such diverse fields as palaeobotany, ontogeny, molecular biology, and systematics. Three main issues are discussed: the evidence provided by the fossil record, the contribution of ontogenetic data, and methods of systematic analysis. The informationprovided will be of great interest and relevance to such disparate disciplines as vegetational history, geology, plant taxonomy, and plant evolution.

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Pollen and spores are ubiquitous, and preserve exceptionally well. This, with their great structural diversity, offers exceptional opportunities for integrating findings from studies of both recent and fossil material, and for developing new insights into pathways and processes ofdiversification. This volume brings together novel appr...

S. Blackmore is the Keeper of Botany at The Natural History Museum. S.H. Barnes is Head of Electron Microscopy and Mineralogy at The Natural History Museum.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:402 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.15 inPublished:January 19, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198577461

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"The editors make a realistic appeal for palynologists to go beyond mere static descriptive work by striving to interpret and analyze their data as part of broader systematic studies, and this aim is met. This study may serve as a model for quantifying data and more carefully justifyingdiscontinuity of pollen character states in systematic studies. . . . this book would be worthy of selective reading to many, particularly those interested in development, land plant phylogeny, and application of new palynological techniques." --Science"The volume is characterized primarily by its diversity and wide range of topics." --American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Newsletter"Each themem is covered equally with many informative micrographs, tables, charts, and other graphics. . . . demonstrates the critical importance of palynogical techniques in increasing our understanding of developmental and systematic biology." --Cynthia M. Morton, Brittonia