Hot off the press: Part 2/1 of Engler’s Syllabus of Plant Families – Photoautotrophic eukaryotic Algae provides a thorough treatise of the world-wide morphological and molecular diversity of the Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachniophyta/Cercozoa, Euglenophyta/Euglenozoa, Chlorophyta, and Streptophyta (p.p.) (The red algae will be treated in Part 2/2).
Engler’s Syllabus of Plant Families has since its first publication in 1887 aimed to provide a concise survey of the plant kingdom as a whole, presenting all higher systematic units right down to families and genera of plants and fungi. In 1954, more than 60 years ago, the 12th edition of the well-known “Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien” (“Syllabus of Plant Families”) was published.
Now, the completely restructured and revised 13th edition of Engler’s Syllabus published in 5 parts and in English language for the first time also considers molecular data, which have only recently become available in order to provide an up-to-date evolutionary and systematic overview of the plant groups treated.