Topics in Current Genetics

Plant Transposable Elements

Impact on Genome Structure and Function

Editors: Grandbastien, Marie-Angèle, Casacuberta, Josep (Eds.)

  • Ø  Provides state-of-the-art strategies for transposon recognition and study
  • Ø  IIIustrates the impact of transposable elements on genome structure and function
  • Ø  Suitable for both experts and newcomers to the field
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Transposable elements are short lengths of DNA with the capacity to move between different points within a genome. This process can affect the function of genes at or near the insertion site. The present book gives an overview of the impact of transposable elements on plant genomes and explains how to recognize and study transposable elements, e.g. by using state-of-the-art strategies like “new generation sequencing.” Moreover, the impact of transposable elements on plant genome structure and function is reviewed in detail, and also illustrated in examples and case studies. The book is intended both for readers familiar with the field and for newcomers. With large-scale sequencing becoming increasingly available, more and more people will come across transposable element sequences in their data, and this volume will hopefully help to convince them that they are not just “junk DNA.”

Reviews

From the reviews:

“For the 16 chapters of this volume, the editors have brought together contributors from all corners of the diverse field of transposon biology. … This volume is pitched to both transposon biologists and to nonspecialists. … the book provides a good introduction to this very broad research field and will be a key reference for specialists.” (J. Arvid Ågren, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88 (3), September, 2013)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • So Many Repeats and So Little Time: How to Classify Transposable Elements

    Wicker, Thomas

    Pages 1-15

  • Transposable Element Annotation in Completely Sequenced Eukaryote Genomes

    Flutre, Timothée (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • Using Nextgen Sequencing to Investigate Genome Size Variation and Transposable Element Content

    Muñoz-Diez, Concepcion (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Genome-Wide Analysis of Transposition Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies

    Elbaidouri, Moaine (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

  • Hitching a Ride: Nonautonomous Retrotransposons and Parasitism as a Lifestyle

    Schulman, Alan H.

    Pages 71-88

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eBook $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43759-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Transposable Elements
Book Subtitle
Impact on Genome Structure and Function
Editors
  • Marie-Angèle Grandbastien
  • Josep Casacuberta
Series Title
Topics in Current Genetics
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31842-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31842-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31841-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43759-5
Series ISSN
1610-2096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 330
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