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Plant Genomes

Series: Genome Dynamics Volume: 4

Edited By: Jean-Nicolas Volff

152 pages, Figs, tabs

S Karger

Hardback | Jun 2008 | #174919 | ISBN-13: 9783805584913
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Recent major advances in the field of comparative genomics and cytogenomics of plants, particularly associated with the completion of ambitious genome projects, have uncovered astonishing facets of the architecture and evolutionary history of plant genomes. The aim of this book was to review these recent developments as well as their implications in our understanding of the mechanisms which drive plant diversity. New insights into the evolution of gene functions, gene families and genome size are presented, with particular emphasis on the evolutionary impact of polyploidization and transposable elements.

Knowledge on the structure and evolution of plant sex chromosomes, centromeres and microRNAs is reviewed and updated. Taken together, the contributions by internationally recognized experts present a panoramic overview of the structural features and evolutionary dynamics of plant genomes. This volume of "Genome Dynamics" will provide researchers, teachers and students in the fields of biology and agronomy with a valuable source of current knowledge on plant genomes.


Preface: Volff, J.-N.; Paleopolyploidy and its Impact on the Structure and Function of Modern Plant Genomes: Paterson, A.H.; Genomic History and Gene Family Evolution in Angiosperms: Challenges and Opportunities: Sampedro, J.; Cosgrove, D.; The Evolutionary Position of Subfunctionalization, Downgraded: Freeling, M.; Grass Genome Structure and Evolution: Messing, J.; Bennetzen, J.L.; Phylogenetic Insights into the Pace and Pattern of Plant Genome Size Evolution: Grover, C.E.; Hawkins, J.S.; Wendel, J.F.; Plant Transposable Elements: Deragon, J.M.; Casacuberta, J.M.; Panaud, O.; Plant Sex Chromosomes: Charlesworth, D.; Plant Centromeres: Lamb, J.C.; Yu, W.; Han, F.; Birchler, J.A.; miRNAs in the Plant Genome: All Things Great and Small: Meyers, B.C.; Green, P.J.; Lu, C.; Recent Insights into the Evolution of Genetic Diversity of Maize: Rafalski, A.; Tingey, S.; The Rice Genome Structure as a Trail from the Past to Beyond: Sasaki, T.; Author Index; Subject Index.

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