Plant Evolutionary Biology

  • Leslie D. Gottlieb
  • Subodh K. Jain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. An overview of evolutionary biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Molecular evolution and species phylogeny

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Steven D. Tanksley, Eran Pichersky
      Pages 55-83
    3. Peter H. Raven
      Pages 85-107
    4. Charles M. Rick
      Pages 133-147
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 149-153
  4. Development and evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 177-181
  5. Adaptation: two perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. James R. Ehleringer, Curtis Clark
      Pages 221-248
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 249-251
  6. Genetics and ecology of populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Michael T. Clegg, Bryan K. Epperson
      Pages 255-273
    3. Janis Antonovics, Norman C. Ellstrand, Robert N. Brandon
      Pages 275-303
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 331-337
  7. Life histories in a community context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 395-399
  8. Epilogue

    1. Leslie D. Gottlieb, Subodh K. Jain
      Pages 401-403
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 405-414

About this book


There are still heroes in science. They are recognized because the issues and problems they chose to study became the issues and problems of a major field of research. They are also recognized because their insights and solutions are the ones that are tested and evaluated when new ideas and technologies become available. In the field of plant evolutionary biology, the hero is George Ledyard Stebbins. His first scientific publi­ cation appeared in 1929 and has been followed by nearly 60 magnificent years of seminal ideas, proofs, and proposals that defined much of what was worth doing in plant biosystematics, evolution and biological conser­ vation. His energy, enthusiasm and good humor (widely shared at many congresses and symposia in the 'Singalongs with Stebbins') made him a wonderful teacher for both undergraduates and graduate students. He is the mentor of several generations of botanists, plant geneticists and evo­ lutionists. A brief biography and publication list were included in Topics in Plant Population Biology, edited by Otto T. Solbrig, Subodh Jain, George Johnson and Peter Raven (Columbia University Press, 1979) which resulted from a symposium held on the occasion of Ledyard Stebbins' 70th birthday. In this volume, population biology and physio­ logical ecology received major attention particularly in relation to plant form and function.


biology evolution evolutionary biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie D. Gottlieb
    • 1
  • Subodh K. Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Agronomy and Range ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7036-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1207-6
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