Organelle Genetics

Evolution of Organelle Genomes and Gene Expression

Editors: Bullerwell, Charles E. (Ed.)

  • The only current overview of cutting-edge techniques and discoveries in organelle genetics
  • Contributions from an international board of authors, all respected members of the organelle genetics community
  • Improves the understanding of genome evolution
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Mitochondria and chloroplasts are eukaryotic organelles that evolved from bacterial ancestors and harbor their own genomes. The gene products of these genomes work in concert with those of the nuclear genome to ensure proper organelle metabolism and biogenesis.

This book explores the forces that have shaped the evolution of organelle genomes and the expression of the genes encoded by them. Some striking examples of trends in organelle evolution explored here are the reduction in genome size and gene coding content observed in most lineages, the complete loss of organelle DNA in certain lineages, and the unusual modes of gene expression that have emerged, such as the extensive and essential mRNA editing that occurs in plant mitochondria and chloroplasts. This book places particular emphasis on the current techniques used to study the evolution of organelle genomes and gene expression.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Mitochondrial Origins

    Gabaldón, Toni

    Pages 3-18

  • Plastid Origins

    Archibald, John M.

    Pages 19-38

  • Unusual Mitochondrial Genomes and Genes

    Burger, Gertraud (et al.)

    Pages 41-77

  • Plastid Genomes of Parasitic Plants: A Trail of Reductions and Losses

    Krause, Kirsten

    Pages 79-103

  • Mitochondria, Hydrogenosomes and Mitosomes in Relation to the CoRR Hypothesis for Genome Function and Evolution

    Paula, Wilson B. M. (et al.)

    Pages 105-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organelle Genetics
Book Subtitle
Evolution of Organelle Genomes and Gene Expression
Editors
  • Charles E. Bullerwell
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22380-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22380-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22379-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43172-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 482
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