theory of differentiation

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On the basis of the different distribution patterns of the families, genera, and species of flowering plants, the suggestion by some early plant geographers that evolution in this group proceeded from the family level downward into genera and species, rather than the other way around.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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