Plant Molecular Evolution

  • Jeff J. Doyle
  • Brandon S. Gaut

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics: General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. Jeff J. Doyle, Brandon S. Gaut
      Pages 1-23
  3. Evolution of Gene Families and Gene Functions: Case Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Mary L. Durbin, Bonnie McCaig, Michael T. Clegg
      Pages 79-92
    3. Lars Rask, Erik Andréasson, Barbara Ekbom, Susanna Eriksson, Bo Pontoppidan, Johan Meijer
      Pages 93-113
    4. Günter Theissen, Annette Becker, Alexandra Di Rosa, Akira Kanno, Jan T. Kim, Thomas Münster et al.
      Pages 115-149
    5. Leonore Reiser, Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo, Sarah Hake
      Pages 151-166
  4. The Evolution of Important Phenomena in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Adam D. Richman, Joshua R. Kohn
      Pages 169-179
    3. Gustavo Gualtieri, Ton Bisseling
      Pages 181-194
    4. Todd E. Richter, Pamela C. Ronald
      Pages 195-204
    5. Loren H. Rieseberg, Stuart J. E. Baird, Keith A. Gardner
      Pages 205-224
    6. Jonathan F. Wendel
      Pages 225-249
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-272

About this book


Plant molecular biology has produced an ever-increasing flood of data about genes and genomes. Evolutionary biology and systematics provides the context for synthesizing this information. This book brings together contributions from evolutionary biologists, systematists, developmental geneticists, biochemists, and others working on diverse aspects of plant biology whose work touches to varying degrees on plant molecular evolution. The book is organized in three parts, the first of which introduces broad topics in evolutionary biology and summarizes advances in plant molecular phylogenetics, with emphasis on model plant systems. The second segment presents a series of case studies of gene family evolution, while the third gives overviews of the evolution of important plant processes such as disease resistance, nodulation, hybridization, transposable elements and genome evolution, and polyploidy.


Brassicaceae Solanaceae evolution evolutionary biology genes genetics hybridization molecular biology molecular evolution polyploidy systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff J. Doyle
    • 1
  • Brandon S. Gaut
    • 2
  1. 1.L.H. Bailey HortoriumCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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