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Grasses

Systematics and Evolution

Hardback
May 2000
9780643064386
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th May 2000
  • ISBN 9780643064386
  • Language English
  • Pages 392 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"
  • Images illus
$210.00

Grasses: Systematics and Evolution is a selection of the very best papers from the Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Grass Systematics and Evolution held in Sydney, Australia in 1998. The papers represent some of the leading work from around the world on grasses and include reviews and current research into the comparative biology and classification.


All 41 papers have been peer-reviewed and edited.

“These proceedings provide a timely synthesis of the progress achieved in grass evolutionary biology over the past 13 years, a period that has seen the greatest leaps in understanding the relationships among living things, including grasses. … Overall, care was taken to include contributions, including several fine reviews, from many of the major contributors to the field on tropics that integrate evolutionary pattern (phylogeny) with morphology, geography, ecology and reproductive biology.” --M.S. Mayer (CHOICE January 2001)

“These proceedings provide a timely synthesis of the progress achieved in grass evolutionary biology over the past 13 years, a period that has seen the greatest leaps in understanding the relationships among living things, including grasses. … Overall, care was taken to include contributions, including several fine reviews, from many of the major contributors to the field on tropics that integrate evolutionary pattern (phylogeny) with morphology, geography, ecology and reproductive biology.” --M.S. Mayer (CHOICE January 2001)

General

A Phylogeny of the Grass Family (Poaceae), as Inferred from Eight Character Sets -- The Grass Phylogeny Working Group (GPWG)
A Systematic View of the Development of Vascular Systems in Culms and Inflorescences of Grasses --Thompson Demetrio Pizzolato
The Grass Inflorescence -- C. Vegetti and Ana M. Anton

Bamboos
Phylogeny and Classification of the Bambusoideae (Poaceae) -- Weiping Zhang and Lynn G. Clark
Woody Bamboos (Gramineae-Bambusoideae) ofMadagascar --Soejatmi Dransfield
Preliminary Studies on Taxonomy and Biosystematics of the AA Genome Oryza Species (Poaceae) -- Bao-Rong Lu, Ma. Elizabeth B. Naredo, Amita B. Juliano, and Michael T. Jackson Pooids
Phylogenetic Structure in Poaceae Subfamily Pooideae as Inferred from Molecular and Morphological Characters: Misclassification versus Reticulation --Robert J. Soreng and Jerrold I. Davis
Relationships within the Stipoid Grasses (Gramineae) -- S.W.L. Jacobs, Joy Everett, Mary E. Barkworth and Cathy Hsiao
Preliminary Views on the Tribe Meliceae (Gramineae: Pooideae) -- Teresa Mejia-Saulés and Frank A. Bisby
The Species of Bromus (Poaceae: Bromeae) in South America -- Ana M. Planchuelo and Paul M. Peterson
Phylogenetic Analysis of the Triticeae Using the Starch Synthase Gene, and a Preliminary Analysis of some North American Elymus species
-- Roberta J. Mason-Gamer and Elizabeth A. Kellogg
Changing Perceptions of the Triticeae --Mary E. Barkworth

Panicoids
A Cladistic Analysis of the Paniceae: a Preliminary Approach --Fernando O. Zuloaga, Osvaldo Morrone and Liliana M. Giussani
Phylogeny of the Subfamily Panicoideae with Emphasis on the Tribe Paniceae: Evidence from the trnL-F cpDNA Region -- Rosalba Gómez-Martínez and Alastair Culham
Austral South American Species of Eriochloa -- Mirta O. Arriaga
Molecular and Morphological Evolution in the Andropogoneae --Elizabeth A. Kellogg
The Relation of Space and Geography to Cladogenic Events in Agenium and Homozeugos (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) in South America and Africa -- Gerald F. Guala
Andropogoneae Systematics and Generic Limits in Sorghum -- Russell E. Spangler

Chloridoids
Phylogenetic Relationships in Subfamily Chloridoideae (Poaceae) Based on matK Sequences: A Preliminary Assessment -- K. W. Hilu and L. A. Alice
On the Classification of the Chloridoideae: Results from Morphological and Leaf Anatomical Data Analyses -- An Van den Borre and Leslie Watson
Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Sporobolus (Poaceae: Eragrostideae) Based on Nuclear Ribosomal DNA ITS Sequences -- Juan-Javier Ortiz-Diaz and Alastair Culham
Phylogenetics of Bouteloua and Relatives (Gramineae: Chloridoideae): Cladistic Parsimony Analysis of Internal Transcribed Spacer (nrDNA) and trnL-F (cpDNA) Sequences -- J. Travis Columbus, Michael S. Kinney, Maria Elena Siqueiros Delgado, and J. Mark Porter
Systematics of the Muhlenbergiinae (Chloridoideae: Eragrostideae) -- Paul M. Peterson
A Phylogeny of Triodieae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae) based on the ITS Region of nrDNA: Testing Conflict between Anatomical and Inflorescence Characters --J.G. Mant, R.J. Bayer, M.D. Crisp and J.W.H. Trueman

Arundinoids
The Danthonieae: Generic Composition and Relationships --Nigel P. Barker, Cynthia M. Morton and H. Peter Linder
Biogeography of the Danthonieae -- H.P. Linder and N.P. Barker

Physiology / Ecology
Contributions of Prolamin Size Diversity and Structure to the Systematics of the Poaceae -- K.W. Hilu
Ecological Significance of South-West African Grass Leaf Phytoliths: A Climatic Response of Vegetation Biomes to Modern Aridification Trends
-- Christian Mulder and Roger P. Ellis
Effects of Elevated Atmospheric [CO2] in Panicum Species of Different Photosynthetic Modes (Poaceae: Panicoideae) -- Claudia Tipping and David R. Murray
Ecophysiological Investigations of the Distribution of Poaceae and Restionaceae in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa --T. L. Bell, W. D. Stock and H. P. Linder

Breeding Systems
Adaptive Plasticity in Reproduction and Reproductive Systems of Grasses -- James A. Quinn
Dioecism in Grasses in Argentina -- H.E. Connor, Ana M. Anton and Marta E. Astegiano
Apomixis and Amphimixis Comparative Biogeography: a Study in Poa (Poaceae) -- Robert J. Soreng
Comparative Reproductive Biology of the Vulnerable and Common Grasses in Bothriochloa and Dichanthium -- Ping Yu, N. Prakash and R. D. B. Whalley
Apomixis in Monocotyledons -- R. Czapik

Biogeography
Chorology of Grasses – a Review -- T.A. Cope
Grasses in North America: A Geographic Perspective -- Mary E. Barkworth and Kathleen M. Capels
Tropical Grasslands and Savannas -- Robert B. Shaw
Temperate Grasslands of the Southern Hemisphere -- R.H. Groves
Future of Temperate Natural Grasslands in the Northern Hemisphere -- Arthur W. Bailey
Endemic Grass Genera of Maharashtra State, Peninsular India -- C.B. Salunkhe

Index

J. Everett

J. Everett

S.W.l. Jacobs

S.W.l. Jacobs