Piper: A Model Genus for Studies of Phytochemistry, Ecology, and Evolution by Lee Dyer
English | Dec 12, 2012 | ISBN: 1475710089 | 226 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Piper is an economically and ecologically important genus of plant that includes a fascinating array of species for studying natural history, natural products chemistry, community ecology, and evolutionary biology. The diversification of this taxon is unique and of great importance in understanding the evolution of plants.
The diversity and ecological relevance of this genus makes it an obvious candidate for ecological and evolutionary studies, but surprisingly, most research on Piper spp. to-date has focused on the more economically important plants P. nigrum (black pepper), P. methysticum (kava), and P. betle (betel leaf).