4 edition of Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants (Ecology, Phytogeography & Physiology Series) found in the catalog.
Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants (Ecology, Phytogeography & Physiology Series)
January 1, 1989
by Timber Press, Incorporated
Written in English
|Contributions||T. R. Dudley (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||318|
The origin and early evolution of plants on land The origin and early evolution of land plants in the mid-Palaeozoic era, between about and million years ago, systematics of living plants, provides a revised perspective on the evolution of early land plants and suggests new directions for future research. Photosynthesizing algae first arose in the oceans. As improbable as it may seem, a single species of green algae, living in the water, was likely responsible for giving rise to every form of land plant that followed. This was a monumental step in the evolution of life on Earth, yet it was also a kind of accident—an accident repeated over and over until life stuck to dry land once and for all.
(a) Overview of land plant evolution. Land plants (embryophytes) evolved from freshwater multicellular algae, probably related to the extant charophyte groups Charales or Coleochaetales [1–4].Together, land plants and charophytes form a monophyletic group, the streptophytes, which is sister to the other green algae: the chlorophytes (figure 1).The most basal and simple streptophytes, such as Cited by: Although a book of nearly pages can hardly be seen as an introductory text, this book offers the most complete overview of fossil plants currently available. It is definitely the standard reference work. Thomas, B.A. & Spicer, R.A. (): The evolution an palaeobiology of land plants. Croom Helm, London. ix + pp. ISBN
This book provides up-to-date coverage of fossil plants from Precambrian life to flowering plants, including fungi and algae. It begins with a discussion of geologic time, how organisms are preserved in the rock record, and how organisms are studied and interpreted and takes the student through all the relevant uses and interpretations of fossil plants.5/5(1). Type of seeded plants that flower. the most species rich lineage of land plants. Found in almost every habitat except deep oceans. Flowers hold pollen, nectar, attract organisms but can be wind pollinated too.
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Pre-land plants --First land plants --Early evolutionary trends --Geological time scale, fossilisation processes and evolution --Time, space and species --Specialism in form and function --Pteridophyte success and specialisation --Progynmosperms and ovule evolution --Early evolution in the gymnosperms --Origin and evolution of conifers.
The Evolution of Plants blends evidence from the fossil record and data from biomolecular studies to tell the story of plant evolution from the earliest forms of life to the present day. Focusing on the key events during the evolution of plants - from the colonization of land to the first forests, the emergence of seed plants to the evolution Cited by: out of 5 stars Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants is Great.
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, Verified Purchase. It is really a fascinating subject and I like the book's layout. I think it is nicely written as well. Read more. One person found this by: Paleobiology (or palaeobiology) is a growing and comparatively new discipline which combines the methods and findings of the life science biology with the methods and findings of the earth science is occasionally referred to as "geobiology".Paleobiological research uses biological field research of current biota and of fossils millions of years old to answer questions about the.
The Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Barry A. Thomas and Robert A. Spicer. Dioscorides Press, Inc., S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR Cited by: 5. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cambridge Earth Science: Palaeobiology of Angiosperm Origins: Problem of Mesozoic Seed-Plant Evolution by Norman F.
Hughes (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants book for many products. Originally published inthis second edition of a successful textbook describes and explains in a refreshingly clear way the origin and evolution of plants as revealed by the fossil record and summarises paleobotanical information relevant to our understanding of the relationships between the major plant groups, extant and extinct.
As in the first edition, the text is profusely 4/5(2). The Evolution of Plants. Second Edition. Kathy Willis and Jennifer McElwain.
The most accessible and contemporary book on plant evolution available; Brings together information from the plant fossil record with genotypic data from biomolecular studies to explore biological evolution in a coherent, unified way. Thus, despite continued popularity for the descriptive terms derived from the theory in evolutionary studies of early land plants, time has come to replace it with a more explicit, testable approach.
Presented here is an attempt to clarify perhaps the most important issue raised by the telome theory—whether simple changes in basic Cited by: Considerations on the Embryophyte Evolution.
Many aspects of difficult interpretation exist in the phylogenetic history of land plants. Already on the origin of plant lineage, we still have no safe dating for the endosymbiotic event, i.e., the integration of a cyanobacterium to form the precursor of chloroplasts.
About this book. Although plants comprise more than 90% of all visible life, and land plants and algae collectively make up the most morphologically, physiologically, and ecologically diverse group of organisms on earth, books on evolution instead tend to focus on animals.
Focusing on the key events during the evolution of plants - from the colonization of land to the first forests, the emergence of seed plants to the evolution of flowering plants - its straightforward explanations and clear illustrations provide the reader with the most accessible introduction to plant evolution available/5(12).
Get this from a library. Palaeobiology II. [D E G Briggs; Peter R Crowther;] -- This follow-up title to "Palaeobiology: A Synthesis" reflects the exciting developments in the field, including accounts of spectacular newly discovered fossils, and embraces data from other.
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Snowdon's plants since the glaciers, Palaeozoic palaeobotany of Great Britain, British upper carboniferous stratigraphy, Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants.
About this book. Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants provides up-to-date coverage of fossil plants from Precambrian life to flowering plants, including fungi and algae.
It begins with a discussion of geologic time, how organisms are preserved in the rock record, and how organisms are studied and interpreted and takes the student through all the relevant uses and.
This book provides up-to-date coverage of fossil plants from Precambrian life to flowering plants, including fungi and algae. It begins with a discussion of geologic time, how organisms are preserved in the rock record, and how organisms are studied and interpreted and takes the student through all the relevant uses and interpretations of fossil plants/5(16).
The Evolution of Plants blends evidence from the fossil record and data from biomolecular studies to tell the story of plant evolution from the earliest forms of life to the present day.
Focusing on the key events during the evolution of plants - from the colonization of land to the first forests, the emergence of seed plants to the evolution /5(25).
The key structures and functions of land plants are most often studied in flowering plant models. However, the evolution of these traits (character states) is often difficult to infer, because we lack an accurate phylogenetic frame of by: “Palaeobiology II is an essential reference work for any geology library and most palaeobiologists will want their own copies, but do not lend them out as they may never return.
The editors have done an excellent job of marshalling their authors and the huge volume of information into a readily usable structure and format.”.
Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants: ISBN () Hardcover, Timber Press, Incorporated, A Masque and Pageant in Honour of the Genius of the Minstrel of the North: Entitled a Vision of the Bard. Early terrestrial ecosystems record a fascinating transition in the history of life. Animals and plants had previously lived only in the oceans, but, starting approximately million years ago, began to colonize the previously barren continents.
This paper provides an introduction to this period in life’s history, first presenting background information, before focusing on one animal group Cited by: Plants are thought to have evolved from a class of freshwater green algae called the charophytes.
Two particular groups of charophyte, the Coleochaetales and the Charales, resemble the earliest land plants (bryophytes) in a variety of ways, including the structure of their chloroplasts and sperm cells, and the way their cells divide during.Plant fossils include roots, wood, leaves, seeds, fruit, pollen, spores, phytoliths, and amber (the fossilized resin produced by some plants).
Fossil land plants are recorded in terrestrial, lacustrine, fluvial and nearshore marine sediments. Pollen, spores and algae (dinoflagellates and acritarchs) are used for dating sedimentary rock (unranked): Diaphoretickes.