The Role of Chromosomal Change in Plant Evolution

The Role of Chromosomal Change in Plant Evolution

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The application of molecular technology has greatly increased our understanding of the role of chromosomal change in plant evolution. There is now a broad database on genome size variation within and among species and a wide array of nuclear and cytoplasmic genetic markers. There is a variety of literatures addressing this subject but much of it is scattered. This book created a contemporary synthesis of work in this area and addresses issues such as heterogeneity, polyploidy, chromosomal rearrangements within species and phenotypic consequences of chromosome doubling.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 162 x 244 x 19mm | 533g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 halftones & numerous line figures
  • 0195138597
  • 9780195138597

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... provides researchers and students alike with overview of the present state of research on chromosome evolution in plants ... a valuable reference. BioEssaysshow more

Table of contents

1. Heterogeneity in Genome Size 3; 2. Chromosomal Rearrangements within Species; 3. Euploid and Aneuploid Diversification within Genera; 4. Chromosomal Barriers to Interspecific Gene Exchange; 5. Permanent Translocation Heterozygosity; 6. Polyploidy:Incidence, Types, and Modes of Establishment; 7. Phenotypic Consequences of Chromosomal Doubling; 8. Chromosomal and Genetic Consequences of Chromosome Doubling; 9. The Evolution of Polyploid Lineagesshow more