SECTION I Structure, Variation, and Mapping in Plant Cytogenetics1. Plant Chromosomal Deletions, Insertions, and. Rearrangements Donald L. Auger and William F. Sheridan2. Genome Structure and Chromosome. FunctionKhwaja G. Hossain and Shahryar F. Kianian3. Plant B Chromosomes-what makes them different? Andreas Houben and Mariana Carchilan4. Cytogenetic Mapping in PlantsDebbie M. Figueroa, Ina E. Amarillo, and Hank W. Bass5. DNA and Chromatin Fiber-based Plant CytogeneticsJason G. Walling and Jiming JiangSECTION II Function, Organization, and Dynamics in Plant Cytogenetics6. Plant Centromeres James A. Birchler, Zhi Gao, and Fangpu Han7. Plant TelomeresJonathan C. Lamb, Eugene V. Shakirov, and Dorothy E. Shippen8. Genetics and Cytology of Meiotic Chromosome Behavior in Plants Shaun P. Murphy and Hank W. Bass9. Chromosomal Distribution and Functional Interpretation of Epigenetic Histone Marks in PlantsJörg Fuchs and Ingo SchubertSECTION III Methods, Informatics, and Instruction in Plant Cytogenetics10. Chromosome microdissection and utilization of microisolated DNAAndreas Houben11. Maize Antibody Procedures: Immunolocalization and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) X. Li, C. N. Topp, and R. K. Dawe12. Methods of Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization on Extended DNA Fibers (fiber-FISH) Jason G. Walling, Robert M. Stupar, and Jiming Jiang13. Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization and in Situ PCR James A. Birchler and Tatiana V. Danilova14. Plant Cytogenetics in Genome DatabasesLisa C. Harper, Taner Z. Sen, and Carolyn J. Lawrence15. Practical Laboratory Exercises for Plant Molecular CytogeneticsScott A. Jackson, Shahryar F. Kianian, Khwaja G. Hossain, and Jason G. Walling
This reference book provides information on plant cytogenetics for students, instructors, and researchers. Topics covered by international experts include classical cytogenetics of plant genomes; plant chromosome structure; functional, molecular cytology; and genome dynamics. In addition, chapters are included on several methods in plant cytogenetics, informatics, and even laboratory exercises for aspiring or practiced instructors. The book provides a unique combination of historical and modern subject matter, revealing the central role of plant cytogenetics in plant genetics and genomics as currently practiced. This breadth of coverage, together with the inclusion of methods and instruction, is intended to convey a deep and useful appreciation for plant cytogenetics. We hope it will inform and inspire students, researchers, and teachers to continue to employ plant cytogenetics to address fundamental questions about the cytology of plant chromosomes and genomes for years to come.
Hank W. Bass is a Professor in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University.
James A. Birchler is a Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri.
Presents the origin and the use of nomenclature, and the key concepts in cytogeneticsDiscusses aspects of structural genomics and specifically treat the analyses of the plant genome structure, the use of cytogenetic techniques to develop maps, karyotypes, and associated resources, and the development of new technologiesLooks at functional cytogenetics and chromosome processes with emphasis on cytogenetic approaches to understanding fundamental plant genetic and genomic processes