The Springer series "Genome Dynamics and Stability" encompasses intriguing key aspects of the biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of the integrity and dynamics of genomes.
While not excluding prokaryotes, it focuses on eukaryotes and metazoans, whose genomes are structured by a patchwork of active and inactive mobile genetic elements. As transposition, recombination, and DNA/chromatin maintenance are central components in the evolution of recent genome structures, and because replication, recombination and repair were fundamental prerequisites for the origin of life, all these topics will unite the volumes and serve as the cohesive force underlying this comprehensive series.
The main aim of the series is to cover and elucidate the interdisciplinary issues linking all aspects of genome integrity and dynamics. These aspects include a broad range of fields such as medical research, epigenetics, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, gene therapy, virology and molecular evolution.
Each volume comprises reviews and/or a combination of essays, reviews and short reports, written by internationally leading scientists. Their expertise and state-of-the-art research guarantee the high quality and topicality of all volumes. The series will be a useful reference source and guideline for scientists and graduate students alike.