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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83962-7
  • 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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