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Case Studies in Plant Taxonomy : Exercises in Applied Pattern Recognition - Tod F. Stuessy

Case Studies in Plant Taxonomy

Exercises in Applied Pattern Recognition

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Published: 27th October 1994
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Designed to help students make better taxonomic judgments, this case book contains exercises and case studies which describe how to recognize similarities and differences in sets of comparative data. It explains interpretation with reference to the various ranks in the Linnean hierarchy.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Taxonomy and Classificationp. 1
Definitionsp. 1
The Importance of Systematics in Biologyp. 3
The Importance and Universality of Classificationp. 5
The Anatomy of Classificationp. 7
The Taxonomic Hierarchyp. 10
Speciesp. 13
Subspecies, Variety, and Formp. 14
Genusp. 18
Family and Higher Categoriesp. 19
Collection and Use of Datap. 21
Types of Data Commonly Usedp. 21
Gathering Comparative Datap. 28
Scrutiny, Comparison, and Evaluation of Datap. 31
The Three Schoolsp. 33
Understanding Organic Evolutionp. 34
How to Determine Taxonomic Relationshipsp. 35
Recognizing Patternsp. 36
Delineating Groups: Three Hypothetical Problemsp. 39
Ranking the Sorted Groupsp. 47
Case Study Examplesp. 52
Case Study Example 1 (Compositae)p. 52
Case Study Example 2 (Orchidaceae)p. 60
Case Study Example 3 (Compositae)p. 68
Case Study Exercisesp. 73
Case Study Exercise 1 (Gramineae)p. 73
Case Study Exercise 2 (Fagaceae)p. 80
Case Study Exercise 3 (Compositae)p. 86
Case Study Exercise 4 (Liliaceae)p. 95
Case Study Exercise 5 (Ericaceae)p. 100
Case Study Exercise 6 (Lemnaceae)p. 108
Case Study Exercise 7 (Compositae)p. 120
Case Study Exercise 8 (Linaceae)p. 127
Case Study Exercise 9 (Onagraceae)p. 135
Case Study Exercise 10 (Compositae)p. 145
Literature Citedp. 159
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780231076111
ISBN-10: 0231076118
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 171
Published: 27th October 1994
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32