Best Reference Books – Biosystematics, Taxonomy and Evolution

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Biosystematics, Taxonomy and Evolution subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Biosystematics, Taxonomy and Evolution along with reviews.

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1. “Textbook of Biosystematics: Theory and Practicals” by T Pullaiah

“Textbook of Biosystematics: Theory and Practicals” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive account on biosystematics with emphasis on plants. In the introductory chapter the concept of biosystematics is introduced to the reader. Biosystematic categories are dealt with in the second chapter followed by static and dynamic concepts on plant taxonomy. Concept of population and concept of character are dealt with in chapter 4 and 5. Methods of sampling and processing data are given in the next chapter followed by breeding systems. Chapter 8 deals with methods in experimental taxonomy followed by the source of Taxonomic characters. Subsequent chapters deal with taximetrics, species concept and germplasm preservation. Practical biosystematics is given at the end.

2. “Plant Toxonomy and Biosystematics: Classical and Modern Methods” by T S Rana

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“Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics: Classical and Modern Methods”
Book Review: The manual provides updated information on basic as well as applied aspects of plant systematics on various groups of plants like algae, lichens, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms. 1 to 3 describe the various approaches and methods to study microbial and fungal diversity, which is basically a very useful precursor to the students and young researchers. 4 and 5 provide deals with the multi-dimensional approaches in Lichen systematics. The book progresses upwards through the plethora of information on the diversity and systematics of algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes and gymnosperms ( 6-10). 11 to 15 contain on the plant methodological details identification, approaches and methods of Flora, revision, monograph and development of herbarium, 14 and 15 particularly provide all the relevant information on the International code of plant nomenclature including cultivated plants. Book for the students and young faculties who intend to pursue their research in plant taxonomy. The book provides the information about CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden and its various repositories.

3. “Biosystematics and Bioecology of Aphis Spireacola Patch” by Vinay Kumar Singh and Shweta Dubey

“Biosystematics and Bioecology of Aphis Spiraecola Patch” Book Review: The book provides biosystematics and bioecological study of the aphids furnishes useful taxonomical, biological and ecological infestation and is necessary for formulating and control programme. Topics included pestiferous over 65 plant genera especially asteraceae, brassicaceae, cucurbitaceae, fabaceae, malvaceae, polygonaceae, rosaceae, rubiaceae, rutaceae and solanaceae.

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4. “Biosystematics Taxonomy and Biostatistics” by M P Goswami
5. “Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae in Egypt: Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae” by Joss Van Der Maesen and Kadry Abdel Khalik

“Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae in Egypt: Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae” Book Review: The book contains information about brassicaceae, areas where it can be found, cultivated areas and occupy distributed sites, roadsides, waste grounds throughout the world, most important genus, how they are grown, what type they are grown. It also contains species cultivated as vegetable and salad plants are cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, turnip, chinese or indian mustard. Other crops include the radish, watercress, eruca and cress. Textbook is all about 104 species belonging to 53 genera, assigned to 9 tribes.

6. “Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics” by Clive Anthony Stace

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“Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics” Book Review: This book presents a discussion of present-day plant taxonomy. It includes the dynamic nature of taxonomy which results from it being a fundamental discipline and a synthesis of all biological knowledge. It also discusses the rise in popularity of statistics.

7. “Taxonomy Evolution At Work” by M Daniel

“Taxonomy Evolution At Work” Book Review: The book includes strategies in which the different plant groups evolved over time and their struggle for survival by developing new and better characters. The problems faced by the primitive group of land plants are explained and the methods by which the plants intelligently outwitted the adversaries such as insects, herbivores, parasites etc. or adverse environmental situations are described. The adaptations thus achieved by the plants made them an evolved taxon. All plant groups are described in terms of their successful adaptational characters and the study of these processes.

8. “Principles and Techniques of Contemporary Taxonomy (Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience)” by Donald L J Quicke

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“Principles and Techniques of Contemporary Taxonomy (Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience)” Book Review: Serves as a textbook for ethologists. physiologist. biochemist and ecologist. It contains topics of the evolutionary relationships between organisms. and it is the science of taxonomy that can develop testable phylogenetic hypotheses and ultimately provide the best estimates of evolutionary history and relationships, current biological thought and biological methodology.

9. “Evolution and Taxonomy” by John Henry Comstock

“Evolution and Taxonomy” Book Review: Contains the application of the theory of natural selection in the classification of animals and plants, illustrated by a study of the evolution of the wings of insects, and by a contribution to the classification of the lepidoptera.

10. “Empire Biota: Taxonomy and Evolution” by Bernard Pelletier

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“Empire Biota: Taxonomy and Evolution” Book Review: The book contents are comprehensive account of taxonomy, including historical overviews, the first cladistic analyses of bacteria based on classical evidence, the most comprehensive cladistic analyses of eukaryotes based on classical evidence, cladograms, tables and lists, descriptions of the various groups, profiles of taxonomists, and coverage of classifications for lower groups, evolution, and fossils, with edits and a chapter on ecology and biogeography and one on geological time.

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