Variation and evolution in plants and microorganisms: toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins.

@article{Ayala2000VariationAE,
  title={Variation and evolution in plants and microorganisms: toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins.},
  author={Francisco J. Ayala and W. M. Fitch and Michael T. Clegg},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={97 13},
  pages={6941-4}
}
T present book is intended as a progress report on [the] synthetic approach to evolution as it applies to the plant kingdom’’ (ref. 1, p. ix). With this simple statement, G. Ledyard Stebbins formulated the objectives of Variation and Evolution in Plants (1), published in 1950, the last of a quartet of classics that, in the second quarter of the 20th century, set forth what became known as the ‘‘synthetic theory of evolution’’ or ‘‘the modern synthesis.’’ The other books are Theodosius… CONTINUE READING
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