Book ID: 96861
Plant Cytogenetics. 2011. Genome Structure and Chromosome Function. 2011. (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models, Vol. 4). 500 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
The field of cytogenetics is currently expanding at the same fastpace that genome technologies are moving but no reliablereference exists that captures the current state of progress. The goal then of the proposed reference is to provide a scholarly and timely review of plant cytogenetics that covers traditional aspects of plant cytogenetics together with the emerging and exciting new areas of genomics, epigenetics, evolution, and chromosome engineering. Advances in plant genetics and genomics are driving major changes in how we view fundamental concepts such as gene regulation, genome organization, and plant evolution. Plant Cytogenetics: Genome Structure and Chromosome Function provides a unique and critical perspective on these precepts. Our proposed new reference on cytogenetics will be offered in two separate and individual but complementary volumes. This volume will consist of 16 chapters and a glossary, and collectively present a must-have reference for researchers, instructors, students, or breeders whosework on plants can be described as genetics, structural or functional genomics, evolution, or epigenetics.