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Title Transformative Paleobotany : Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor / edited by Michael Krings, Carla J. Harper, Néstor Rubén Cúneo, and Gar W. Rothwell
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Academic Press, 2018
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Contents Front Cover; Transformative Paleobotany; Companion Website; Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; Biography; Foreword; Acknowledgments; I -- Early Land Plants: Innovations and Adaptations; 1 -- The Evolutionary Origin of the Plant Spore in Relation to the Antithetic Origin of the Plant Sporophyte; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. THE ANTITHETIC THEORY AS A SCAFFOLD FOR INTERPRETING THE FOSSIL RECORD OF THE ALGAL-PLANT TRANSITION; 3. EARLY CRYPTOSPORE MORPHOLOGY
1. INTRODUCTION2. MATERIAL; 3. MODELING PSEUDOSPOROCHNUS WITH AMAPSIM; 3.1 AmapSim Software; 3.2 Pseudosporochnus Architectural Unit; 3.3 Geometrical Parameters of Pseudosporochnus; 3.3.1 Internode length and diameter (Fig. 3.2); 3.3.2 Number of internodes in each axis category; 3.3.3 LBSs; 3.3.4 Relative growth speed of the trunk and branches; 3.4 Pseudosporochnus Physiological Age Indexing; 4. COMPUTING BIOMASS; 4.1 Biomass of a Pseudosporochnus Tree; 4.2 Biomass of a Pseudosporochnus Stand; 5. RESULTS; 5.1 Simulating the Growth of Pseudosporochnus; 5.2 Carbon Allocation in Pseudosporochnus
3.1 Sporogenesis and Cryptospore Morphology3.2 Early Cryptospore Topology; 3.3 Spore Wall Topology in Relation to the Sporopollenin Transfer Hypothesis; 3.4 The Evolutionary Developmental and Morphological Significance of Laminated Spore Wall Structure; 3.4.1 The Primitive Nature of Laminated Sporoderm; 3.4.2 Variation in Cambrian Spore Wall Lamination; 4. CRYPTOSPORES AND THE ORIGIN OF MEIOSIS IN PLANTS; 5. THE STRATIGRAPHIC RECORD OF THE CRYPTOSPORES AS A RECORD OF SPOROPHYTE EVOLUTION; 6. INTERPRETING ORDOVICIAN-SILURIAN PHYTODEBRIS AS A RECORD OF SPOROPHYTE EVOLUTION; 7. CONCLUSION
3.4.2 North Shore, Gaspe, Quebec: A Puzzle to Be Solved3.4.2.1 Extra-xylary tissues; 4. COMPARISONS; 5. DISCUSSION; 5.1 Implications; 5.1.1 Aligned Cells Considered Primary in Origin-Aligned Metaxylem Versus Vascular Cambium-Derived Secondary Tissues; 5.1.2 Unifacial cambia; 5.2 Evolution of Cambium; 5.3 Information From Developmental Studies; 5.4 Psilophyton- One Taxon or Several?; 5.5 Size is Decoupled From Secondary Tissues in These Early Plants; 6. CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 3 -- Using Architecture Modeling of the Devonian Tree Pseudosporochnus to Compute Its Biomass
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSREFERENCES; 2 -- Early Devonian Woody Plants and Implications for the Early Evolution of Vascular Cambia; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. BACKGROUND; 2.1 Previously Described Occurrences of Secondary Xylem in Fossil Plants; 3. PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED EARLY DEVONIAN TAXA; 3.1 Armoricaphyton chateaupannense (Strullu-Derrien et al., 2014); 3.2 Unnamed New Brunswick Plant A: Preliminary Data; 3.3 Franhueberia gerriennii, Emsian, GaspE; 3.4 Additional Occurrences of Emsian Plants With Secondary Xylem: Preliminary Data; 3.4.1 New Brunswick: Unidentified Axis B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF file page (EBSCO, viewed July 23 2018)
Subject Paleobotany.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Cúneo, Néstor Rubén, editor
Harper, Carla J., editor
Krings, Michael, editor
Rothwell, Gar W., editor
Taylor, Thomas N., honoree
ISBN 012813013X (electronic bk.)
9780128130131 (electronic bk.)