About this book
Reprint of Cytogenetic and Genome Research 2005, Vol. 109, No. 1-3.
Plants have played a significant role in the discovery of inheritance principles and many biological phenomena, such as the chromosomal basis of inheritance, the genome dynamics conferred by transposable elements, or the evolutionary implications of chromosomal mutations. While the molecular basis of gene structure and function has been widely studied, many aspects of chromosome structure, its functional significance and evolutionary implications remain to be established.
This special issue of Cytogenetic and Genome Research presents an excellent compilation of current research in a wide range of cultivated and wild plant species. The contributions, reviews as well as original articles by experts in the field, reflect representative aspects of nuclear and chromosome organization, behavior in somatic and germ cells, evolution, and manipulation in breeding programs. It is an excellent source of information for investigators and students in plant genetics, plant biology and agronomy.
Preface Cytogenetics and Genomics, Physical Mapping Microdissection and microcloning of plant chromosomes: Fominaya A, Linares C, Loarce Y, Ferrer E Organization and evolution of highly repeated satellite DNA sequences in plant chromosomes: Sharma S, Raina SN Unraveling the genome structure of polyploids using FISH and GISH; examples of sugarcane and banana: D'Hont A Diversity of a major repetitive DNA sequence in diploid and polyploid Triticeae: Contento A, Heslop-Harrison JS, Schwarzacher T Variability of the chromosomal distribution of Ty3-gypsy retrotransposons in the populations of two wild Triticeae species: Belyayev A, Raskina O, Nevo E Nuclear and Chromosome Organization McClintock's controlling elements: the full story: Jones RN Ribosomal DNA heterochromatin in plants: Neves N, Delgado M, Sllva M, Caperta A, Morais-Cecillo L, Viegas W The positioning of rye homologous chromosomes added to wheat through the cell cycle in somatic cells untreated and treated with colchicine: Corredor E, Diez M, Shepherd K, Naranjo T Movement ability of rye terminal neocentromeres: Puertas MJ, Garcia-Chico R, Sotillo E, Gonzalez-Sanchez M, Manzanero S The simple ultrastructure of the maize kinetochore fits a two-domain model: Dawe RK, Richardson EA, Zhang X Molecular analysis of holocentric centromeres of Luzula species: Halzel T, Lim YK, Leitch AR, Moore G Cell Division, Mitosis and Meiosis A strategy to investigate the plant meiotic proteome: Sanchez-Moran E, Mercier R, Higgins JD, Armstrong SJ, Jones GH, Franklin FCH Plant chromosome homology: hypotheses relating rendezvous, recognition and reciprocal exchange: Wilson PJ, Riggs CD, Hasenkampf CA Recombination nodules in plants: Anderson LK, Stack SM Understanding the cytological diploidization mechanism of polyploid wild wheats: Blazquez S, Melchor L, Pradillo M, Santos JL Chromosome Evolution, Cytotaxonomy Genome evolution of allopolyploids: a process of cytological and genatic diploidization: Ma X-F, Gustafson JP Allopolyploidy - a shaping force in the evolution of wheat genomes: Feldman M, Levy AA The genome organization and diversification of maize and its allied species revisited: evidences from classical and FISH-GISH cytogenetic analysis: Poggio L, Gonzalez G, Confalonieri V, Comas C, Naranjo CA Architecture and evolution of dinoflagellate chromosomes: an enigmatic origin: Costas E, Goyanes V The relationships among lemons, limes and citron: a chromosomal comparison: Carvalho R, Soares Filho WS, Brasileiro-Vldal AC, Guerra M Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding Wheat cytogenetics in the genomics era and its relevance to breeding: Gupta PK, Kulwal PL, Rustgl S Recent developments in durum wheat chromosome engineering: Ceoloni C, Forte P, Gennaro A, Micali S, Carozza R, Bitti A Production of alien chromosome additions and their utility in plant genetics: Chang S-B, de Jong H Recent progress in barley improvement using wild species of Hordeum: Plckering R, Johnston PA Detection of alien chromatin introgression from Thinopyrum into wheat using S genomic DNA as a probe - A landmark approach for Thinopyrum genome research: Chen Q Characterization of derivatives from wheat-Thinopyrum wide crosses: Fedak G, Han F