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Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants
This book provides up-to-date coverage of fossil plants from Precambrian life to flowering plants, including fungi and algae, and major groups of land plants both living and extinct. Expand
Fungal endophytes in a 400-million-yr-old land plant: infection pathways, spatial distribution, and host responses.
The host responses indicate that some of the mechanisms causing host responses in extant plants were in place 400 million yr ago, and Anatomical and life history features of N. aphylla suggest that this plant may have been particularly susceptible to colonization by fungi. Expand
Perithecial ascomycetes from the 400 million year old Rhynie chert: an example of ancestral polymorphism.
The structure and morphology of the fossil fungus is compared with modern ascomycetes that produce perithecial ascocarps, and characters that define the fungus are considered in the context of ascomYcete phylogeny. Expand
Sphenophytes from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of Lunz am See (Lower Austria)
The sphenophytes in the Late Triassic flora of Lunz (Lower Austria) are revised and illustrated for the first time. Three taxa have been identified, i.e. Equisetites arenaceus, E. conicus andExpand
In situ fossil forest from the upper Fremouw Formation (Triassic) of Antarctica: paleoenvironmental setting and paleoclimate analysis
Abstract A structural and ecological study of a standing Triassic forest containing 99 silicified trunks from the Fremouw Formation of Antarctica is detailed. Utilizing quantitative methods, forestExpand
Germination shields in Scutellospora (Glomeromycota: Diversisporales, Gigasporaceae) from the 400 million-year-old Rhynie chert
Glomeromycotan spores from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert provide the first evidence for germination shields in fossil fungi and demonstrate that this complex mode of germination was in place inExpand
Systematics and Paleoecology of a New Peltaspermalean Seed Fern from the Triassic Polar Vegetation of Gondwana
It is suggested that the matatiellacean peltasperms were opportunistic, early successional plants that were particularly successful in colonizing stressed wetland environments in polar latitudes during the Triassic. Expand
Morphology, Growth Habit, and Ecology of Blanzyopteris praedentata (Gothan) nov. comb., a Climbing Neuropteroid Seed Fern from the Stephanian of Central France
The first description of the epidermal anatomy of the late Stephanian (Carboniferous) pteridosperm Blanzyopteris praedentata (Gothan) nov. comb is presented and the species is transferred to the newly established genus Blanziopteris. Expand
Fungi from the Rhynie chert: a view from the dark side
ABSTRACT The exquisite preservation of organisms in the Early Devonian Rhynie chert ecosystem has permitted the documentation of the morphology and life history biology of fungi belonging to severalExpand
Introduction to Paleobotany, How Fossil Plants are Formed
The paleobotanist is a plant historian who attempts to piece together the intricate and complicated picture of the history of the plant kingdom, the only method by which this history can be documented and visualized. Expand