Table of contents for Plant taxonomy : the systematic evaluation of comparative data / Tod Stuessy.

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Contents
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgments for the first edition
Acknowledgments for the second edition
PART ONE. PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY
Section 1. The Meaning of Classification 	1
	Chapter 1. A few definitions 
		Classification, taxonomy and systematics 	
		Nomenclature 	
		Identification	
		Biosystematics 	
		Experimental taxonomy 	
		The new systematics 	
		Comparative biology 
	Chapter 2. The relevance of systematics
		The importance of systematics in society 	
		The contributions of systematics to biology 	
	Chapter 3. The importance and universality classification 
		The process of classification 	
		Hierarchical system of classes 	
	Chapter 4. Characters
		General terms 	
		Role of characters and states 	
		Kinds of characters 	
		Criteria for selecting characters and states 	
Section 2. Different approaches to biological classification 
	Chapter 5. The anatomy of classification and the artificial approach 
		Aesthetics and classification 	
		The process of classification 	
		Artificial classification 
	Chapter 6. Natural and phyletic approaches
		Natural classification 	
		Phyletic (evolutionary) classification 	
		Definitions of "naturalness" 	
	Chapter 7. Phenetic approach 
		Definitions 	
		History of phenetics 	
		Methodology of phenetics 	 	
		Impact of phenetics 		
	Chapter 8. Cladistic approach 
		Definitions 	
		History of cladistics 	
		Methodology of cladistics 
		Formal classification 	
		Impact of cladistics 	
	Chapter 9. Evaluation of the three major approaches and explicit phyletics
		Historical influences 	
		Previous evaluations 	
		Evaluation of the process of classification 		
		Evaluation of the resultant hierarchy 		 
		Explicit phyletics 	
		Hypothetical taxa 
Section 3. Concepts of Categories
	Chapter 10. The taxonomic hierarchy 
		History		
		Logical structure 
	Chapter 11. Species 	266
		History of species concepts 	
		Reality of species 	
		Naturalness of species 	
		Species as individuals 	
		Current species concepts 	 	
		Recommended species concept for general use 	
	Chapter l2. Subspecies, variety, and form 
		History of varietal and subspecific categories 	
		Difficulties in application of varietal and subspecific concepts 	
		Forms 	
		Biosystematic infraspecific categories 	
		Recommended infraspecific concepts 	
	Chapter 13. Genus
		History of generic concepts 	
		Types of data to delimit genera 	 
		Phenetic delimitation of genera 	
		Cladistic delimitation of genera 	
		Naturalness of genera 	
		Remodeling of genera 	
		Paleontological genera 	
		Monotypic genera 	
	Chapter 14. Family and higher categories 
		History of concepts of higher categories 	
		Naturalness of higher categories 	
		Higher categories as individuals 	
		Size of higher taxa 	
		Vertical vs. horizontal classification 	
		Practical difficulties 	
		Types of data used with higher categories 	
		Numerical approaches with morphological data 	
		Evolution of higher taxa 
PART TWO. TAXONOMIC DATA
Section 4. Types of data
	Chapter 15. Morphology	364
		History of morphology in plant taxonomy	
		General morphological texts and references	
		Types of morphological data 	
		Investments for gathering morphological data	
		Efficacy of morphological data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with morphological data 	
	Chapter 16. Anatomy
		History of anatomy in plant taxonomy	
		General anatomical texts and references	
		Types of anatomical data		 
		Investments for gathering anatomical data	
		Efficacy of anatomical data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with anatomical data	
	Chapter 17. Embryology
		History of embryology in plant taxonomy	
		General embryological texts and references	
		Types of embryological data		
		Investments for gathering embryological data	
		Efficacy of embryological data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with embryological data	
	Chapter 18. Palynology
		History of palynology in plant taxonomy	
		General palynological texts and references	
		Types of palynological data 
		Investments for gathering palynological data	
		Efficacy of palynological data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with palynological data
	Chapter 19. Phytochemistry
		History of phytochemistry in plant taxonomy	
		General phytochemical and chemotaxonomic texts and references	
		Types of phytochemical data 	
		Investments for gathering phytochemical data	
		Efficacy of phytochemical data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with phytochemical data	
	Chapter 20. Cytology and cytogenetics
		History of cytology and cytogenetics in plant taxonomy	
		General cytological and cytogenetic texts and references	
		Genomic organization	
		Types of cytological and cytogenetic data 	
		Investments for gathering cytological and cytogenetic data	
		Efficacy of cytological and cytogenetic data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with cytological and cytogenetic data	
	Chapter 21. Molecular biology
		History of molecular biology in plant taxonomy	
		General molecular biological and molecular systematics texts and references	
		Types of molecular biological data 	
		Investments for gathering molecular biological data	
		Efficacy of molecular biological data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with molecular biological data		 
	Chapter 22. Genetics and population genetics
		History of genetics and population genetics in plant taxonomy	
		General genetic and population genetic texts and references	
		Types of genetic and population genetic data
		Investments for gathering genetic and population genetic data	
		Efficacy of genetic and population genetic data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with genetic and population genetic data	
	Chapter 23. Reproductive biology 
		History of reproductive biology in plant taxonomy	
		General reproductive biological texts and references	
		Types of reproductive biological data		
		Investments for gathering reproductive biological data	
		Efficacy of reproductive biological data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with reproductive biological data	
	Chapter 24. Ecology 
		History of ecology in plant taxonomy	
		General ecological texts and references	
		Types of ecological data	
		Investments for gathering ecological data	
		Efficacy of ecological data in the taxonomic hierarchy	
		Special concerns with ecological data	
Section 5. Handling of Data
	Chapter 25. Gathering and storage of data
		Collection of data		
		Storage of data	
		Evaluation of data	
		Relative efficacy of different kinds of data	
	Chapter 26. Presentation of data
		History of graphics in plant taxonomy	
		General graphics references	
		Types of graphics	 	
		Graphic design
Epilogue
Literature Cited
Author Index
Subject Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Plants -- Classification.