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1645 American Journal of Botany 91(10): 1645-1655.2004. M ONOCOT RELATIONSHIPS : ANOVERVIEW 1 M ARK W. C HASE 2,3 2 Molecular Systematics Section, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW93DS, UK In 10years, the monocots have gone from being one of the least studied ...

New research initiative on monocot evolution

New research initiative on monocot evolution A major new effort to document the evolution of the economically most important group of plants on earth - the monocots - will be supported by a grant of nearly $2.9M by the National Science Foundation under its Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) Program.

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Monocots and Dicots: A Crash Course in Cutting and Comparing Corn and Coleus Overview After a lecture on monocot and dicot anatomy, fresh mounts of corn and coleus stem material are used to identify tissues and cells and make ...

Leaf Vascular Pattern Formation - INTRODUCTION

lar patterns and their ontogenies in dicots and monocots, refer- ring extensively but not exclusively to Arabidopsis and maize as examples. We also discuss a variety of models that seek to


June 20, 2011 15 4. State which features of the flower structure indicate relative evolutionary advancement over early primitive flower structures.

Early Events in Monocot Evolution

Recent new research on both extant and fossil monocots has significantly increased our knowledge of their biology and evolution. Despite these advances, several questions remain, especially with respect to some aspects of early-divergent monocots and higher-level ordinal relationships.


19 M ONOCOTS Like all flowering plants, monocots produce flowers and form seeds within fruits. The common name of this class of plants derives from the trait of producing 1 seed leaf (cotyledon) at germination.


Journal of Arboriculture 17(2): February 1991 55 MONOCOTS AND DICOTS by Sandy Perry BACK TO BASICS Flowering plants with seeds enclosed in an ovary or fruit are the latest and greatest evolutionary advancement in the plant kingdom.

Are Monocots Particularly Suited to Develop

*Monocot*Mycoheterotrophy* 11 diversity, phylogeny , and evolution in the monocotyledons edited by seberg, peter sen , barf od & davis aarhus university press, denmark , 2010 Are Monocots Particularly Suited to Develop Mycoheterotrophy?

Starchy Pollen in Commelinoid Monocots

Starchy Pollen in Commelinoid Monocots SCOTTZONA Fairchild Tropical Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Miami, FL 33156 USA*and Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 USA Received: 12 July 2000 Returned for revision: 7 September 2000 ...