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Plant diversity and evolution: genotypic and phenotypic variation in higher plants.

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This book contains 15 chapters that review the aspects of plant evolution as it relates to variation in plant genomes (gene level) and associated variations in plant phenomes (trait level). Topics covered include chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes, reticulate evolution, polyploidy, population genetics within a species, the evolution of the flower, diversity in plant cell walls and in secondary ...

Chapter 7 (Page no: 97)

Polyploidy and evolution in plants.

In this chapter some of the salient features of polyploidy in plants, including a brief description of its prevalence and modes of formation are discussed. Several model systems are presented for the study of polyploids and provide example case studies, hoping to illuminate how the 'internal' and 'external' processes associated with polyploidy contribute to evolutionary success and to the generation of biodiversity.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Importance of plant diversity. Author(s): Henry, R. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Relationships between the families of flowering plants. Author(s): Chase, M. W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Diversity and evolution of gymnosperms. Author(s): Hill, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Chloroplast genomes of plants. Author(s): Raubeson, L. A. Jansen, R. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) The mitochondrial genome of higher plants: a target for natural adaptation. Author(s): Mackenzie, S. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) Reticulate evolution in higher plants. Author(s): McKinnon, G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Crucifer evolution in the post-genomic era. Author(s): Mitchell-Olds, T. Al-Shehbaz, I. A. Koch, M. A. Sharbel, T. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 139) Genetic variation in plant populations: assessing cause and pattern. Author(s): Coates, D. J. Byrne, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 165) Evolution of the flower. Author(s): Soltis, D. E. Albert, V. A. Kim, S. Yoo, M. J. Soltis, P. S. Frohlich, M. W. Leebens-Mack, J. Kong, H. Wall, K. Depamphilis, C. Ma, H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 201) Diversity in plant cell walls. Author(s): Harris, P. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 229) Diversity in secondary metabolism in plants. Author(s): Waterman, P. G.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 249) Ecological importance of species diversity. Author(s): Beierkuhnlein, C. Jentsch, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 287) Genomic diversity in nature and domestication. Author(s): Nevo, E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 317) Conserving genetic diversity in plants of environmental, social or economic importance. Author(s): Henry, R. J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 0851999042
  • Record Number
  • 20083015361