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Author Wang, Xin, Dr.

Title The dawn angiosperms / by Xin Wang
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2010
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Series Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 121
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 121
Contents Note continued: 5.4.8. Affinity -- 6. Flower-Related Fossils from the Jurassic -- 6.1. Schmeissneria -- 6.1.1. Previous Studies -- 6.1.2. Misunderstandings and Clarifications -- 6.1.3. New Information -- 6.1.4. Emended Diagnosis -- 6.1.5. Description -- 6.1.6. Development -- 6.1.7. Pollination -- 6.1.8. Fruit Dispersal -- 6.1.9. Affinity -- 6.1.10. Ecology and Environment -- 6.1.11. Comparison with Other Relatives -- 6.1.12. Summary -- 6.2. Xingxueanthus -- 6.2.1. Background -- 6.2.2. Features of the Plant -- 6.2.3. Description -- 6.2.4. Affinity -- 6.2.5. Evolutionary Implications -- 6.2.6. Problem Unsolved -- 6.2.7. Summary -- 6.3. Solaranthus -- 6.3.1. Possibly Related Previous Studies -- 6.3.2. New Information and Implications -- 6.3.3. Diagnosis and Description -- 6.3.4. Affinity -- 6.3.5. Implications for the Origin of Angiosperms -- 6.4. General Summary -- 7. Trace of Possible Angiosperms in the Jurassic -- 7.1. Taxon A -- 7.1.1. Diagnosis -- 7.2. Taxon B -- 7.2.1. Diagnosis -- 8. Making of the Flower -- 8.1. Definition of a Carpel -- 8.1.1. Difficulties for Applying the Classic Definition -- 8.1.2. Converging on a New Definition -- 8.1.3. Derivation of the Carpel -- 8.2. Ovule -- 8.3. Placenta -- 8.3.1. Isolation of Placenta from Carpel -- 8.3.2. Origin of Placenta -- 8.4. Enclosing Ovules -- 8.5. Flower -- 8.6. Angiosperm Prototype and Its Relationship to Other Seed Plants -- 8.7. Merits of the Unifying Theory -- 8.7.1. Simplicity and Directness -- 8.7.2. Evidence from Various Fields -- 8.7.3. Difficulties Negotiated -- 8.7.4. Wide Applicable Range -- 8.7.5. Controversies Settled -- 8.8. General Regularities in Seed Plant Evolution -- 8.8.1. Enclosure -- 8.8.2. Overgrowth and Reduction -- 8.8.3. Sterilization and Neofunctionalization -- 8.8.4. Fusion
Note continued: 8.8.5. Diverted Development -- 8.9. Problems Unsolved -- 8.9.1. From Unisexual to Bisexual -- 8.9.2. Boundary Between Cordaitales-Like Plants and Angiospermae -- 8.9.3. Prediction and Test -- 8.10. Implications for Seed Plant Phylogeny -- 9. General Conclusions -- 9.1. Origins and Ancestors of Angiosperms -- 9.1.1. Time of Origin -- 9.1.2. Location and Habitat of Early Angiosperms -- 9.1.3. Ancestors -- 9.2. Monophyly or Polyphyly -- 9.3. Animals and Plants -- 9.4. Road to Success -- 9.5. Idiosyncrasy of Angiospermae or a Grade of Evolution? -- 9.6. Digging Deeper -- 10. Appendix -- 10.1. List of Morphological Characters Used for Cladistic Analysis -- 10.2. Morphological Matrix -- 10.3. List of Fauna Elements -- 10.3.1. Jiulongshan Fauna -- 10.3.2. Yixian Fauna -- 10.4. List of Flora Elements -- 10.4.1. Jiulongshan Flora -- 10.4.2. Yixian Flora -- 10.5. Morphological Matrix for Seed Plant Cladistics
Subject Angiosperms, Fossil.
Paleobotany -- Jurassic.
Paleobotany -- Cretaceous.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3642011616
9783642011610