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Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Transposable Elements

Editors: Saedler, Heinz, Gierl, Alfons (Eds.)

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Most genes are lined up on chromosomes like pearls on a string. However, a certain class of genes differ by being highly mobile; and the mecha­ they are termed transposons. Their properties of transposition will be described in this book. nism is the rule, irregularities like a spot on a Where uniformity plain-coloured surface strike the eye. Thus the phenomenon of has long been a source of fascina­ variegation among organisms In plants, variegation is most easily recognised as irregulari­ tion. in pigment patterns on leaves, flowers and seeds, but other ties as leaf or flower form might also show characteristics such In 1588, such a variegation pattern was described in variegation. kernels of Zea mays by Jacob Theodor of Bergzabern, a village is so detailed that if south of Strasbourg. The report by Theodor one counts the different kernel phenotypes described it be­ is looking at a Mendelian segrega­ comes clear that the author had tion. It goes without saying that Latin-American Indians already bred such variegated material much earlier, but no descriptions have yet been uncovered. Meanwhile, genetically heritable variegation patterns have been described at many different loci in more than 34 different plant species.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Bacterial Insertion Sequences

    Ohtsubo, E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Transposon Tn7

    Craig, N. L.

    Pages 27-48

  • Tn10 and IS10 Transposition and Chromosome Rearrangements: Mechanism and Regulation In Vivo and In Vitro

    Kleckner, N. (et al.)

    Pages 49-82

  • Transposition of Phage Mu DNA

    Lavoie, B. D. (et al.)

    Pages 83-102

  • P Elements in Drosophila

    Engels, W. R.

    Pages 103-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transposable Elements
Editors
  • Heinz Saedler
  • Alfons Gierl
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
204
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79795-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79795-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79797-2
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 234
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