Modes and Mechanisms of Speciation in Pteridophytes

  • Christopher H. Haufler


Curiosity about the origin and maintenance of organic diversity is one of the forces that has propelled the science of biology. From direct observation of the remarkable variety that surrounds and supports us as one of the millions of species on Earth to experiments designed to reproduce the circumstances that generate this variation, natural historians, population biologists, and systematists are driven to discover how and why there are so many species.


Primary Speciation Allopatric Speciation Fern Species Secondary Speciation Reticulate Evolution 
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  • Christopher H. Haufler
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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