ISBN: 978-81-7319-925-7 Publication Year: 2009
Binding: Paper Back Dimension: 185mm x 240mm Weight: 400
About the book
Cytogenetics, starting with description of structure and function of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells discusses mitosis, meiosis, cell cycle and chromosome behavior during cell division. Chromosome morphology, its organization and chromosome banding techniques are discussed in detail. Mendelís laws of heredity and the phenomena leading to deviation from Mendelian segregation, genetic recombination, its mechanisms and construction of genetic map are described along with a detailed discussion on variations in chromosome number (euploidy-auto- and allopolyploidy, aneuploidy, haploidy) and structural variations in chromosomes (duplication, deletion/deficiency, inversion and reciprocal translocation). Cytogenetic structures of a few crops are also given and methods provided for genomic and subgenomic manipulation for practical purposes. Also discussed in this book are the production of 2n gametes, its application and endosperm genetics and various cytological techniques which will help in conducting practical classes in cytogenetics.
ē Includes a set of questions in cytogenetics and genetics to help students understand the subject better
Table of Contents
Preface / Cell (Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes) / Chromosome and Chromosome Structure / Mendelís Laws of Heredity / Linkage and Genetic Recombination / Study of Chromosome Number Variation / Aneuploidy / Haploidy / Structural Changes in Chromosome / Reciprocal Translocation / Chromosome Behavior / Cytogenetic Structure of Crop Plant Species / Chromosome Manipulation / 2n Gametes and its Applications / Cytoplasmic Manipulation / Cytological Techniques / Problems in Cytogenetics and Genetics / References / Index.
Graduate and Postgraduate Students of Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Agriculture and Teachers and Research Workers in the field of plant, animal or human cytogenetics