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Chromosome Biology

Author: Rudi Appels; Rosalind Morris; B S Gill; Cedric E May
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1998.
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Chromosome biology has been brought to a golden age by phenomenal advanced in molecular genetics and techniques. This is true in the plant arena, and it is becoming increasingly true in animal studies, where chromosomes are more difficult to work with. With advanced knowledge of transformation, scientists can tell exactly where a new element enters a chromosome. Conversely, molecular biologists can make large  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Appels; Rosalind Morris; B S Gill; Cedric E May
ISBN: 9781461374701 1461374707 9781461554097 1461554098
OCLC Number: 851829709
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 401 p.)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: I Introduction to the Study of Chromosomes --
1. Introduction --
2. A Historical Perspective on Chromosome Structure, Function, and behavior --
3. Microscopes: Basic Tools for Cytogenetics --
II Mitosis, Meiosis, and Chromosomal Karyotypes --
4. Chromosomes in the Mitotic Cell Cycle --
5. Meiosis and Gamete Formation: A View of Chromosomes in the Germline --
6. Chromosome Morphology and Number --
III Chromosome Structure and Rearrangements --
7. Structural Stability of Chromosomes --
8. Losses and Gains of Chromosome Segments --
9. Rearrangements of Chromosome Segments --
IV Chromosome Polyploidy, Aneuploidy, and Haploidy --
10. Multiples of Basic Chromosome Numbers --
Polyploidy --
11. Deviations from Basic Chromosome Numbers --
Aneuploidy --
12. The Cytogenetic Analysis of Haploids --
V Gene Locations, Genetic Manipulations, and Rearrangements --
13. Locating Genes in Diploids Using Chromosome Aberrations --
14. Locating Genes in Polyploids Using Chromosome Aberrations --
15. Gene Transfers by Chromosome Manipulations --
VI DNA Organization, Structure, and Replication --
16. Organization of DNA Sequences in Protosomes and Chromosomes --
17. Variable Structure and Folding of DNA --
18. Replication of Protosomes and Chromosomes --
VII In Situ Hybridization, Chromosome Landmarks, Genetic Mapping --
19. Exploring Chromosomes by In Situ Biochemical Reactions --
20. Molecular Analysis of Chromosomal Landmarks --
21. Genetic and Molecular Mapping of Chromosomes --
VIII Cytoplasmic DNA, Genetic Engineering, Organisms of Importance --
22. Cytoplasmic DNA and Maternally Inherited Traits --
23. Engineering the Genome --
24. Organisms of Importance to Genetics and Cytogenetics.
Responsibility: by Rudi Appels, Rosalind Morris, Bikram S. Gill, Cedric E. May.

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Chromosome biology has been brought to a golden age by phenomenal advanced in molecular genetics and techniques. This is true in the plant arena, and it is becoming increasingly true in animal studies, where chromosomes are more difficult to work with. With advanced knowledge of transformation, scientists can tell exactly where a new element enters a chromosome. Conversely, molecular biologists can make large mistakes if they do not understand the behavior of chromosomes. Written by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is the most authoritative work on the subject to date. Students of genetics, crop science and plant breeding, entomology, animal science, and related fields will benefit from this comprehensive and practical textbook.

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