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Title Reconstructing the tree of life : taxonomy and systematics of species rich taxa / edited by Trevor R. Hodkinson, John A.N. Parnell
Published Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (351 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Series The Systematics Association special volume series ; 72
Systematics Association special volume ; no. 72.
Contents Cover Front cover Preface The Editors Contributors Contents Section A: Introduction and General Context Chapter 1. Introduction to the Systematics of Species Rich Groups Chapter 2. Taxonomy/Systematics in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 3. Assembling the Tree of Life: Magnitude, Shortcuts and Pitfalls Section B: Reconstructing and Using the Tree of Life Chapter 4. Evolutionary History of Prokaryotes: Tree or No Tree? Chapter 5. Supertree Methods for Building the Tree of Life: Divide-and-Conquer Approaches to Large Phylogenetic Problems Chapter 6. Taxon Sampling versus Computational Complexity and Their Impact on Obtaining the Tree of Life Chapter 7. Tools to Construct and Study Big Trees: A Mathematical Perspective Chapter 8. The Analysis of Molecular Sequences in Large Data Sets: Where Should We Put Our Effort? Chapter 9. Species-Level Phylogenetics of Large Genera: Prospects of Studying Coevolution and Polyploidy Chapter 10. The Diversification of Flowering Plants through Time and Space: Key Innovations, Climate and Chance Chapter 11. Skewed Distribution of Species Number in Grass Genera: Is It a Taxonomic Artefact? Chapter 12. Reconstructing Animal Phylogeny in the Light of Evolutionary Developmental Biology Section C: Taxonomy and Systematics of Species Rich Groups (Case Studies) Chapter 13. Insect Biodiversity and Industrialising the Taxonomic Process: The Plant Bug Case Study (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) Chapter 14. Cichlid Fish Diversity and Speciation Chapter 15. Fungal Diversity Chapter 16. Matters of Scale: Dealing with One of the Largest Genera of Angiosperms Chapter 17. Supersizing: Progress in Documenting and Understanding Grass Species Richness Chapter 18. Collecting Strategies for Large and Taxonomically Challenging Taxa: Where Do We Go from Here, and How Often? Chapter 19. Large and Species Rich Taxa: Diatoms, Geography and Taxonomy Chapter 20. Systematics of the Species Rich Algae: Red Algal Classification, Phylogeny and Speciation Index Systematics Association Publications Back cover Last Page
Summary To document the world's diversity of species and reconstruct the tree of life we need to undertake some simple but mountainous tasks. Most importantly, we need to tackle species rich groups. We need to collect, name, and classify them, and then position them on the tree of life. We need to do this systematically across all groups of organisms and because of the biodiversity crisis we need to do it quickly. With contributions from key systematic and taxonomic researchers, Reconstructing the Tree of Life: Taxonomy and Systematics of Species Rich Taxa outlines the core of the problem and e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biology -- Classification.
classification (information handling function)
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Taxonomy.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Hodkinson, Trevor R.
Parnell, John A. N.
ISBN 9781420009538