Typogenesis

Typogenesis

 

the origin of new high-ranking taxonomic groups in the course of evolution. The term “typogenesis” was introduced in 1936 by the German geologist and paleontologist O. Schindewolf, who believed that new high-ranking groups originated not by gradual development but suddenly, by a quantum jump. Schindewolfs erroneous hypothesis of typogenesis was based on an exaggeration of the significance of incomplete paleontological records.

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Therefore, the organism, which is the entity of life, must be placed in the center of biology for understanding typogenesis.
Again we observe that typogenesis of the polytelic synflorescence is a complex event with different developmental changes which must play together.
The typogenesis of the open repens-type can be observed in several different families of the angiosperms.