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Homologous Recombination and Gene Silencing in Plants

Editors: Paszkowski, J. (Ed.)

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Higher eukaryotes are characterized by the allocation of distinct functions to numerous types of differentiated cells. Whereas in animals the well-defined, protected cells of the germ line separate early, germ cells in plants differentiate from somatic cells only after many cycles of mitotic division. Therefore somatic mutations in plants can be transmitted via the germ cells to the progeny. There is thus a clear need for somatic tissues to maintain their genetic integrity in the face of environmental challenges, and two types of interactions have been shown to play important roles in the conservation as well as flexibility of plant genomes: homologous recombination of repeated sequences and silencing of multiplied genes. Sensitive methods have been developed that allow greater insights into the dynamics of the genome. This book summarizes current knowledge and working hypotheses about the frequencies and mechanisms of mitochondrial, plastid, nuclear and viral recombination and the inactivation of repeated genes in plants. Despite rapid developments in the field, it is often not possible to provide final answers. Thus, it is an additional task of this book to define the open questions and future challenges.
The book is addressed to scientists working on plant biology and recombination, to newcomers in the field and to advanced biology students.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Genetic RNA-RNA Recombination in Positive-Stranded RNA Viruses of Plants

    Pages 1-24

    Bujarski, Jozef J. (et al.)

  • Recombination of a Plant Pararetrovirus: Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

    Pages 25-38

    Hohn, Thomas

  • Recombination in the Geminiviruses: Mechanisms for Maintaining Genome Size and Generating Genomic Diversity

    Pages 39-60

    Bisaro, David M.

  • Recombination of Plant Mitochondrial Genomes

    Pages 61-81

    Conklin, Patricia L. (et al.)

  • Homologous Recombination and Integration of Foreign DNA in Plastids of Higher Plants

    Pages 83-93

    Maliga, Pal (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homologous Recombination and Gene Silencing in Plants
Editors
  • J. Paszkowski
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1094-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1094-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2704-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4478-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 385
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