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Origin and evolution of gymnosperms

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Gymnosperms, Fossil.,
  • Gymnosperms -- Origin.,
  • Gymnosperms -- Evolution.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Charles B. Beck.
ContributionsBeck, Charles B.
LC ClassificationsQE975 .O75 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 504 p. :
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2038379M
ISBN 10023106358X
LC Control Number88014758

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A short history about the evolution of gymnosperms. A short history about the evolution of Plants like these should be investigated to determine the origin of the gymnosperms. 1 4 5. 2 3. Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. Author: Charles Beck. 2. Essay on the Origin of Gymnosperms. The major question, whether gymnosperms had one, two, three or more ancestral origins, or whether they represent a monophyletic, di-phyletic, tri-phyletic or polyphyletic group, remains still to be solved. They held the view that dicotyledons and monocotyledons had arisen independently from a hypothetical group of extinct gymnosperms (allied coniferae) with unisexual strobilus which developed in the Mesozoic. Thus, according to them, the angiosperms had a polyphyletic origin, and evolution took place on several parallel lines from the beginning.

In Origin and Evolution of Gymnosperms, Charles Beck has brought together a number of outstanding international experts to synthesize state-of-the-science data and present their own recent original research. The companion to his acclaimed book on angiosperms, this compilation will bring about important changes in ideas about gymnosperms. This chapter considers the origin and evolution of the key innovations of seed plants and surveys the diversity of living gymnosperms. The Origin of Seeds, Pollen, and Wood. 4 A variety of intriguing fossils from the Devonian and early Carboniferous periods. The evolution of plants has resulted in a wide range of complexity, from the earliest algal mats, through multicellular marine and freshwater green algae, terrestrial bryophytes, lycopods and ferns, to the complex gymnosperms and angiosperms of today. While many of the earliest groups continue to thrive, as exemplified by red and green algae in marine environments, more recently derived groups. A THEORY OF ANGIOSPERM EVOLUTION - Axelrod - - Evolution - Wiley Online Library Core angiosperms. The flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, Angiospermae [5] [6] or Magnoliophyta, [7] are the most diverse group of land plants, with 64 orders, families, approximately 13, known genera and, known species/

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