Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2

Physical Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Plant Genomes

Editors: Editor-in-chief: Leitch, Ilia J.
Greilhuber, Johann, Dolezel, Jaroslav, Wendel, Jonathan (Eds.)

  • Most comprehensive book about plant genomes on the market
  • Contributes to the understanding of genetic evolution and variety
  • Detailly describes the mechanism of evolution
  • Edited and written by international experts
  • Interesting for all plant scientist and molecular biologists alike
  • Best addition to the first Volume on Plant Genome Diversity, Volume1 - plant genomes their residents and evolutionary dynamics
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This second of two volumes on Plant Genome Diversity provides, in 20 chapters, insights into the structural evolution of plant genomes with all its variations. Starting with an outline of plant phylogeny and its reconstruction, the second part of the volume describes the architecture and dynamics of the plant cell nucleus, the third examines the evolution and diversity of the karyotype in various lineages, including angiosperms, gymnosperms and monilophytes. The fourth part presents the mechanisms of polyploidization and its biological consequences and significance for land plant evolution. The fifth part deals with genome size evolution and its biological significance. Together with Volume I, this comprehensive book on the plant genome is intended for students and professionals in all fields of plant science, offering as it does a convenient entry into a burgeoning literature in a fast-moving field.

About the authors

Ilia J. Leitch studied biology at Bristol University, followed by postdoctoral research at the John Innes Institute, UK, applying the technique of fluorescent in situ hybridization to study grass chromosome organization. Since 1993 she has been at the Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where her work is focused on understanding the evolutionary significance of the immense diversity of plant genomes (e.g. size, number, organization and composition).

Johann Greilhuber is an Associate Professor at the University of Vienna (Faculty of Life Sciences) in the Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany (formerly the Institute of Botany), where he has been a member of staff since 1968. He received his PhD in 1973 and became Professor in 1978 (Habilitation). His main research interests are genome size and the cytometric methods used to estimate it, chromosome banding, cytogenetics and karyosystematics.

Jaroslav Doležel holds a PhD degree in Genetics, which he received from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague in 1983. He spent most of his research career at the Institute of Experimental Botany in Olomouc, Czech Republic, where he established the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cytometry and pioneered the use of DNA flow cytometry in plants. He is an Associate Professor at the Palacký University in Olomouc and his research interests focus on plant genome structure and evolution.

Jonathan F. Wendel is a Professor and Chair of the Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Department at Iowa State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. Research interests in his lab encompass molecular and genome evolution, phylogenetics, and the phenotypic evolution of higher plants. His research group employs a diverse set of genomic technologies and approaches to explore the manner in which genomes change over evolutionary time, as well as the relationship between these events and morphological change. They have a particular interest in the mysterious and common phenomenon of polyploidy, with a special focus on the cotton genus.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Angiosperm Phylogeny: A Framework for Studies of Genome Evolution

    Soltis, Pamela S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Plant Nucleus at War and Peace: Genome Organization in the Interphase Nucleus

    Jones, R. Neil (et al.)

    Pages 13-31

  • The Organization of Genomic DNA in Mitotic Chromosomes: A Novel View

    Takata, Hideaki (et al.)

    Pages 33-44

  • Structural Organization of the Plant Nucleus: Nuclear Envelope, Pore Complexes and Nucleoskeleton

    Kiseleva, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • The Plant Nucleolus

    Shaw, Peter

    Pages 65-76

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1673-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2
Book Subtitle
Physical Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Plant Genomes
Editors
  • Ilia J. Leitch
  • Johann Greilhuber
  • Jaroslav Dolezel
  • Jonathan Wendel
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1160-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1160-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1159-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1673-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 356
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