Assembling the Tree of Life
This edited volume is provides an authoritative synthesis of knowledge about the history of life. All the major groups of organisms are treated, by the leading workers in their fields. With sections on: The Importance of Knowing the Tree of Life; The Origin and Radiation of Life on Earth; The Relationships of Green Plants; The Relationships of Fungi; and The Relationships of Animals. This book should prove indispensable for evolutionary biologists, taxonomists, ecologists interested in biodiversity, and as a baseline sourcebook for organismic biologists, botanists, and microbiologists. An essential reference in this fundamental area.
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The Origin and Radiation of Life on Earth
The Relationships of Green Plants
The Relationships of Fungi
The Relationships of Animals Overview
The Relationships of Animals Lophotrochozoans
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Acad algae amphibians angiosperms animals annelids Archaea arthropods Ascomycota bacteria basal bilaterians Biol biology birds branches Cambrian Cannatella cells characters chordate Chytridiomycota clade cladistic classification complex crustaceans data sets Devonian diversity DNA sequences early echinoderms Eernisse eukaryotic evidence Evol evolution evolutionary extant extinct families Figure fishes fossil fossil record frogs fungi gastropods genera genes genetic genome genus Giribet habitats hemichordates hominin hypothesis inferred insects interrelationships known land plants larvae lineages Littlewood living major mammals marine mitochondrial molecular data molecular phylogeny Mollusca monophyletic monophyly morphological morphological data Natl node organisms origin paraphyletic parasites patterns phyloge phylogenetic analysis phylogenetic relationships phylogeny Placentalia plastids Proc protein rDNA recent relatives ribosomal rRNA Science sister group sister taxon Soltis species SSU rRNA structure studies suggest synapomorphies Syst systematics taxa taxon taxonomic tetrapods tion tree vertebrates virus viruses Wheeler worms Zool