Molecular Systematics of Plants II: DNA Sequencing

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Molecular Systematics of Plants II: DNA Sequencing Authors: , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Chapman and Hall Pages: 574 Illustrations and other contents: XIII, 574 p. Language: English ISBN: 9780412111211 Categories: , , , , , , , ,

In the five years since the publication of Molecular Systematics of Plants, the field of molecular systematics has advanced at an astonishing pace. This period has been marked by a volume of new empirical data and advances in theoretical and analytical issues related to DNA. Comparative DNA sequencing, facilitated by the amplification of DNA via the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), has become the tool of choice for molecular systematics. As a result, large portions of the Molecular Systematics of Plants have become outdated. Molecular Systematics of Plants II summarizes these recent achievements in plant molecular systematics. Like its predecessor, this completely revised work illustrates the potential of DNA markers for addressing a wide variety of phylogenetic and evolutionary questions. The volume provides guidance in choosing appropriate techniques, as well as appropriate genes for sequencing, for given levels of systematic inquiry. More than a review of techniques and previous work, Molecular Systematics of Plants II provides a stimulus for developing future research in this rapidly evolving field. Molecular Systematics of Plants II is not only written for systematists (faculty, graduate students, and researchers), but also for evolutionary biologists, botanists, and paleobotanists interested in reviewing current theory and practice in plant molecular systematics.

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`This is a very useful handbook for university teachers and it is also a good textbook for graduate students in systematics.' trends in plant science, 4:6 (1999) `The success of Molecular Systematics of Plants (P. Soltis, et al, 1992), which is the precursor of this volume, is indicated by the fact that my paperback copy has recently split into two down the spine after seven years of hard consultation ... The theoretical chapters are excellent. ... I would like to report that I anticipate my copy of this book will also break down the spine through over-use. ... The editors and authors deserve congratulations for the excellence of this book ... I suspect that chapters in this book will provide the backbone of the burgeoning discipline of molecular systematics for the next few years.' Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 57:1 (2000)