Molecular Techniques in Taxonomy

  • Godfrey M. Hewitt
  • Andrew W. B. Johnston
  • J. Peter W. Young

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. A Prologue

    1. Jean R David
      Pages 1-3
  3. Overviews

    1. M. Solignac, M. Pélandakis, F. Rousset, A. Chenuil
      Pages 73-85
    2. Robert Cedergren, Yvon Abel, David Sankoff
      Pages 87-99
    3. Jeff J. Doyle, Jane L. Doyle
      Pages 101-115
    4. Jeffrey R. Powell, Adalgisa Caccone
      Pages 117-132
    5. L. Bachmann, M. Raab, J. Schibel, D. Sperlich
      Pages 133-143
    6. David T Parkin, J H Wetton
      Pages 145-157
    7. J. F. Y. Brookfield
      Pages 159-169
  4. Case Studies

  5. Protocols

    1. Jeffrey Doyle
      Pages 283-293
    2. Royston E. Carter
      Pages 323-328
    3. Chris Simon, Adrian Franke, Andrew Martin
      Pages 329-355
    4. Martin Kreitman
      Pages 357-367
    5. Michel Solignac
      Pages 369-377
    6. Brion D W Jarvis, George Ionas, John C Clarke
      Pages 379-383
    7. Adalgisa Caccone, Jeffrey R. Powell
      Pages 385-407
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-413

About this book


Taxonomy is fundamental to understanding the variety of life forms, and exciting expansions in molecular biology are re- volutionising the obtained data. This volume reviews the ma- jor molecular biological techniques that are applied in ta- xonomy. The chapters are arranged in three main sections:1) Overviews of important topics in molecular taxonomy; 2) Case studies of the successful application of molecular methods to taxonomic and evolutionary questions; 3) Protocols for a range of generally applicable methods. The described techni- ques include DNA-DNA hybridization, DNA fingerprinting, RFLP analysis, and PCR sequencing.


DNA PCR Phylogenie biology evolution evolutionary biology gene genetics molecular aspects molecular biology plant plant systematics plants systematics taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Godfrey M. Hewitt
    • 1
  • Andrew W. B. Johnston
    • 1
  • J. Peter W. Young
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.John Innes InstituteNorwichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83964-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83962-7
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