Plant morphology: outdated or advanced discipline in modern plant sciences?

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Abstract

In the last decades, with the increase of molecular studies, the study of plant forms has gone through a steady decline in interest, and researches on this topic are often neglected and underestimated. Notwithstanding, comparative morphology as integrative discipline still assumes a pivotal role in modern sciences, remaining fundamentally relevant to nearly all fields of plant biology, such as systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, not to mention also agriculture, bioengineering, and forensic botany. Contrary to common belief, plant morphology is not a conservative finished science, but, like other sciences, it is open to constant innovations involving both concepts and methods. This contribution aims to promote a reflective discourse on the role of plant morphology in modern sciences and provides some examples of significant supports from plant morphology to different botanical issues.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)163-180
Numero di pagine18
RivistaFlora Mediterranea
Volume29
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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