Polyploidy and Genome Evolution

Editors: Soltis, Pamela, Soltis, Douglas E. (Eds.)

  • First book to give a complete overview on polyploidy
  • Written by experts in plant genetics and genomics
  • Special focus on evolutionary aspects
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Polyploidy – whole-genome duplication (WGD) – is a fundamental driver of biodiversity with significant consequences for genome structure, organization, and evolution.  Once considered a speciation process common only in plants, polyploidy is now recognized to have played a major role in the structure, gene content, and evolution of most eukaryotic genomes.  In fact, the diversity of eukaryotes seems closely tied to multiple WGDs. Polyploidy generates new genomic interactions – initially resulting in “genomic and transcriptomic shock” – that must be resolved in a new polyploid lineage.  This process essentially acts as a “reset” button, resulting in genomic changes that may ultimately promote adaptive speciation.

 

This book brings together for the first time the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of polyploid genome evolution with syntheses of the patterns and processes of genome evolution in diverse polyploid groups.  Because polyploidy is most common and best studied in plants, the book emphasizes plant models, but recent studies of vertebrates and fungi are providing fresh perspectives on factors that allow polyploid speciation and shape polyploid genomes.  The emerging paradigm is that polyploidy – through alterations in genome structure and gene regulation – generates genetic and phenotypic novelty that manifests itself at the chromosomal, physiological, and organismal levels, with long-term ecological and evolutionary consequences.

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“This book by Soltis and Soltis can be fully recommended to students, teachers and advanced researchers or other professionals in all fields of plant science, and not only in evolutionary genetics, for whom it will provide a valuable overview of the recent advances made in the field of the polyploidy-based evolution of eukaryotes, and notably of angiosperms.” (Eric Jenczewski and Karine Alix, Annals of Botany, Vol. 113 (7), May, 2014)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Significance of Whole-Genome Duplication

    McGrath, C. L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Genetic Consequences of Polyploidy in Plants

    Birchler, James A.

    Pages 21-32

  • Meiosis in Polyploid Plants

    Zielinski, Marie-Luise (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Origins of Novel Phenotypic Variation in Polyploids

    Finigan, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Identifying the Phylogenetic Context of Whole-Genome Duplications in Plants

    Burleigh, J. Gordon

    Pages 77-92

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyploidy and Genome Evolution
Editors
  • Pamela Soltis
  • Douglas E. Soltis
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31442-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31442-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31441-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43281-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 420
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