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Silversword Alliance, The: The Remarkable Evolution of Plants in an Island Setting

Synopsis
Discusses the adaptive radiation of genetically very close species of plants classified into three genera, ‘Argyroxiphium’, ‘Dubautia’ and ‘Wilkesia’, known as the Silversword Alliance. Shows habit and habitat of 13 species, examples of hybridisation, the adaptive radiation throughout the Hawaiian archipelago, and the origin of the Hawaiian genome.
Series
Evolution, Course S365
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
botany; evolution; plants

Credits

Producer
David Jackson

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Name

Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Web
http://www.eb.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 312 347 7944
Fax
+1 312 347 7903
Address
Chicago, IL 60604
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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