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The Gymnosperms

  • Chhaya Biswas
  • B. M. Johri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-11
  3. Seed Development

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      Pages 12-19
  4. Classification

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      Pages 20-23
  5. Progymnospermopsida

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      Pages 24-26
  6. Gymnospermopsida

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      Pages 27-27
  7. Gymnospermopsida—Cycadophytes

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      Pages 28-35
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      Pages 36-43
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      Pages 44-81
  8. Gymnospermopsida—Gymnosperms of Uncertain Relationship

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      Pages 82-85
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      Pages 86-93
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      Pages 94-97
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      Pages 98-126
  9. Gymnospermopsida—Coniferophytes

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      Pages 127-136
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      Pages 137-143
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      Pages 144-291
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      Pages 292-310
  10. Gnetopsida

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      Pages 311-311
  11. Ephedrales

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      Pages 312-342
  12. Welwitschiales

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      Pages 343-365
  13. Gnetales

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      Pages 366-404
  14. Phylogenetic Considerations: Ephedra, Welwitschia and Gnetum

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      Pages 405-407
  15. In Vitro Experimental Studies

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      Pages 408-439
  16. Economic Importance

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      Pages 440-456
  17. Concluding Remarks

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      Pages 457-459
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 460-494

About this book

Introduction

The Gymnosperms is a well-illustrated comprehensive account of living and fossil plants of this group. Chapters 1 and 2 give a general account, and describe similarities and dissimilarities with pteridophytes and angiosperms. Chapter 3 deals with classification. The next 18 chapters (4-21) deal sequentially with fossil and living taxa. Phylogenetic relationships are considered for each order. Chapter 22 discusses the in vitro experimental studies on the growth, development and differentiation of vegetative and reproductive organs and tissues. Chapter 23 summarizes the economic importance of gymnosperms. Chapter 24 gives the conciuding remarks. Thus, there is a complete coverage of significant findings concerning morphology, anatomy, reproduction, development of embryo and seed, cytology, and -evolutionary trends and phylogeny. Ultrastructural and histochemical details are given wherever considered necessary. There is a comprehensive list of literature citations, and a plant index. This book is essentially meant for the postgraduate students in India and abroad. Undergraduate students can also use it profitably. The entire course should be taught in 25-30 lectures/hours and about 75 hours of field and laboratory work.

Keywords

Gymnospermen Gymnosperms Morphologie Nacktsamer Pflanzensystematik morphology plant plants systematics development Embryo growth plant systematics plants systematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Chhaya Biswas
    • 1
  • B. M. Johri
    • 2
  1. 1.Gargi CollegeUniversity of Delhi South CampusNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Central Reference LibraryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-13164-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-13166-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-13164-0
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