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This volume is a compilation of twenty articles written by scientists from different parts of the world dealing with various aspects of repetitive sequences in chromosomes, telomeric sequences and their maintenance by telomerase, chromatin structure and gene activation, centrometric complexity in holocentric chromosomes, translocation frequencies in X and Y chromosomes and evolution of DNA repair mechanisms, cytogenetics of certain groups of animals viz. lepidoptera, fishes and birds, and radiosensitivity as an indicator of predisposition to breast cancer. The molecular genetics of various cancers viz., gastrointestinal, lung, prostate, and bladder is also discussed.
Preface. 1. Aspects of Tandemly Organized, Repetitive Sequences in Chromosomal DNA; J.T. Epplen, A. Epplen-Haupt. 2. Mapping and Organization of Highly-Repeated Sequences by Means of Fluorescence in situ Hybridization Against Synaptonemal Complex-Associated Chromatin of Rye; N. Cunado, et al. 3. Some Insights on the Mechanism of in situ DNA Digestion by Restriction Enzymes and on Fluorochrome Banding: Case of the Argentata group; J.C. Pierzarka, M.S. Mattevi. 4. Structural Differences of Chromosomes in Plants Detected by Fluorescence in situ Hybridization Using Probes of rDNA, Arabidopsis-type Telomere Sequence Repeats and pCrT7-4; K. Kondo, et al. 5. Planococcus citri (Homoptera. Coccoidea): A Paradigmatic Case of Chromosome Structure as an Epigenetic Way to Control Gene Expression; M. Ferraro. 6. Cytogenetic and Molecular Analysis of Heterochromatic Areas in the Holocentric Chromosomes of Different Aphid Species; G.C. Manicardi, et al. 7. Translocation Frequencies for X and Y Chromosomes Predicted by Computer Simulations of Nuclear Structure; G. Kreth, et al. 8. Evolution of DNA Repair Mechanisms; B. Kaina, et al. 9. Cytogenetics of Lepidopteran Insects; V.L. Sharma, R.C. Sobti. 10. Chromosome Structure in Fishes; C. Oliveira, et al. 11. A Review of Chromosome Banding in Fishes; O.P. Sharma, et al. 12. Chromosomes in Birds; V.L. Sharma, R.C. Sobti. 13. Chromosomal Analysis in Human Population Monitoring; G. Wolf, H. Fender. 14. Genotoxic Investigations on Occupationally Exposed Cattle Yard Workers; J.S. Yadav, V.K. Kaushik. 15. Telomeres, Telomerase and Cancer; R.S. Sobti, et al. 16. Chromosomal Radio- sensitivity as an Indicator of Genetic Predisposition to Breast Cancer; R. Parshad, K.K. Sanford. 17. Molecular Genetics of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers; R.C. Sobti, et al. 18. Molecular Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer; R.C. Sobti, et al. 19. Bladder Cancer: Genetic and Epidemiological Factors Involved in its Genesis; R.C. Sobti, et al. 20. Molecular Genetics of Prostate Cancer; R.C. Sobti, et al. Index.