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The Molecular Organography of Plants

Quentin Cronk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550357
eISBN:
9780191720154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550357.001.1
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Developmental Biology

This book surveys the momentous morphological change in plant evolution that created the terrestrial biosphere as we know it today. It takes as its premise that the study of plant evolution at its ... More


The Greening of the Land

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter points out the impact of plant life on both the evolution of animals and the development of the planet. In particular, the chapter focuses on land plants and their development from ... More


Sources of evidence for the origin and spread of domesticated plants

Daniel Zohary, Ehud Weiss, and Maria Hopf*

in Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199549061
eISBN:
9780191810046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549061.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews the main sources of archaeological evidence on which the present-day assessment of crop-plant evolution is derived. The recovery of species of plant fossils during archaeological ... More


. Fire and California Vegetation

Neil G. Sugihara and Michael G. Barbour

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire is a physical process and an ecological process. It is difficult to overstate the importance of fire in California ecosystems. The modern array of bioregions is a product of millions of years of ... More


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