Cycad Biology and Conservation: The 9th International Conference on Cycad Biology
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Cycads have had considerably less research due to a general perception as esoteric taxonomic relicts. However, renewed interest in the cycads has been quite diverse as evident by the papers included here. This volume represents 21 papers presented at the symposium CYCAD 87 held in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France in 1987. Topics cover current research trends on the Cycadales which are loosely catagorized by historical perspective; morphology; reproductive biology and vegatative propagation; cytology, karyology, and physiology; phytochemistry; ecology and ethnobotany; systematics and floristics. New species are presented including a new genus, Chigua, previously unknown.
Papers included in this volume are listed below. For a complete list of papers produced from cycad proceedings published by NYBG Press, click here.
A Historical Perspective on Cycads from Antiquity to the Present Paolo De Luca http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.002
Morphology and Systematics of the Cycadales Dennis Wm. Stevenson http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.003
Occurrence of Non-Coralloid Aerial Roots in Cycas D. D. Pant and Kabita Das http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.004
Studies of Cycad Reproduction at Fairchild Tropical Garden Knut J. Norstog http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.005
Micropropagation in Cycads Roy Osborne http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.006
Conservation Through Cultivation Cynthia Giddy http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.007
Structural Arrangement of Phycobionts in Coralloid Roots of Cycads Maria Grilli Caiola http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.008
Nitrogen and Carbon Metabolism in Coralloid Roots of Cycads Peter Lindbladhttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.009
Cytotaxonomy of Cycads Aldo Moretti http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.010
Chemotaxonomic Significance of MAM Glycosides and Mucilages in Cycads Gesualdo Siniscalco Gigliano http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.011
Flavonoid Chemistry and the Taxonomy of Cycads P. Mick Richardson http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.012
Notes on the Natural History of Two Species of Encephalartos from South Africa Yves Delange http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.013
Algunos Datos Etnobotanicos de las Cicadas en Mexico Mario Vazquez Torres http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.014
Investigation of the Natural Community of Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang Zhou Lin, Yang Siyuan, and Zhou Zheng http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.015
A New Species of Encephalartos (Zamiaceae) from Northeastern Zaire Paul Bamps and Stanislas Lisowski http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.016
A New Species of Encephalartos (Zamiaceae) from TanzaniaDennis Wm. Stevenson, Aldo Moretti, and Paolo De Lucahttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.017
Zamiaceae, a New Family for ZambiaFrançois Malaisse, Jean-Pierre Sclavo, and Ian Turnerhttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.018
Chigua, A New Genus in the Zamiaceae, with Comments on Its Biogeograhic SignificanceDennis Wm. Stevensonhttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.019
West Indian and South American CycadsSergio Sabatohttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.020
On the Genus Glandulataenia nov. from the Triassic of Nidhpuri, IndiaDivya Darshan Panthttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.021
A World List of CycadsDennis Wm. Stevenson, Roy Osborne, and John Hendrickshttp://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893273507.022
Dennis William Stevenson holds a Ph.D. University of California, Davis 1975. He is Vice President for Laboratory Research at The New York Botanical Garden and Editor, Botanical Review. His expertise is in Cycads, Monocots, and Genomics. His major research interests in the past few years have focused upon the evolution and classification of the Cycadales (cycads) and their placement in seed plant phylogeny. He is conducting research on various facets of the biology of the Cycadales and Gnetales. These facets include reproductive biology, anatomy, cytology, molecular systematics, as well as taxonomic monographs and treatments of these groups for various floras being prepared for the neotropics. Another major research interest is the systematics of the monocots, particularly, the Commelinidae. The topics under investigation include developmental floral morphology, embryology, and inflorescence structure because this basic information is incomplete or unknown for many of these families. These data are being combined with gene sequence data to generate phylogenetic hypothesis on the origin and classification of the monocots. Dennis Wm. Stevenson's Author Page