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Is there a place for plant morphology in the contemporary research?

Abstract

Tetiana Pochynok

The change of early plant morphologists’ thoughts is shortly summarized in the paper. The establishment of this discipline was taking place under influence of scientists’ views, thoughts and knowledge in combination with social life and beliefs. Some scientists tried to set margins all the time limiting morphology from other disciplines; others were widening its horizons due to interaction with different studies and application of new methods. Nowadays, it happens to hear that morphological data is less important than molecular. Though, morphology always served as a base for taxonomy in species determination and it still maintains its significance in the lineages reconstruction. Studying the morphological aspects of plant structure and function, one should keep in mind that he is dealing with a whole plant organism.

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