Plant diversification.

Cover of: Plant diversification. | Theodore Delevoryas

Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Plant morphology.,
  • Plants -- Evolution.,
  • Plants -- Variation.

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Includes bibliographies.

Book details

SeriesModern biology series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQK641 .D4
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 145 p.
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5984120M
LC Control Number66013591

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