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13th International Chromosome Conference

8–12 September 1998, Ancona, Italy

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    Centromeres and telomeres

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    5. Vershinin AV, Schwarzacher T, Corresponding author Heslop-Harrison JS. (1995) The large-scale genomic organization of repetitive DNA families at the telomeres of rye chromosomes.Plant Cell 7: 1823–1833 (John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK)

    Mitosis, meiosis and recombination

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    3. Corresponding author Nagele R, Freeman T, McMorrow L, Lee Hsin-yi. (1995). Precise spatial positioning of chromosomes during prometaphase: Evidence for chromosomal order.Science 270: 1831–1834. (UMDNJ School of Osteopathy and Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA)

    4. Ortiz M, Corresponding author. Puertas MJ, Jimenez MM, Romera F, Jones RN. (1996) B-chromosomes in inbred lines of rye (Secale cereale L.). II. Effects on metaphase I and first pollen mitosis.Genetica 97: 65–72. (University of Complutense, Department of Genetics, Madrid, 28040, Spain)

    5. Corresponding author. Stratmann R, Lehner CF. (1996). Separation of sister chromatids in mitosis requires theDrosophila ‘pimples’ product, a protein degraded after the metaphase/anaphase transition.Cell 84: 25–35. (Friedrich Miescher Lab. Max Planck Gesell., Spemannstr. 37–38, Tubingen, 72076, Germany)

    6. Corresponding author. Thomas HM, Thomas BJ. (1996) Meiosis of triploidLolium. III. Synaptonemal complex formation in the two inverse autoallotriploids ofL. temulentum andL. multiflorum, TTM and TMM.Heredity 76: 28–35. (Institute of Grassland EMBO J15): 457–467. (Univeersity of Tokyo, Institute of Medical Science, 4–6–1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108, Japan)

    7. Yin Beihong, Corresponding author. Forer A. (1996) Coordinated movements between autosomal half-bivalents in crane-fly spermatocytes: Evidence that ‘stop’ signals are sent between partner halfbivalents.J Cell Sci 109: 155–63. Jan (York University, Deptartment of Biology, Downsview, M3J, 1P3, Canada)

    8. Zhang Dahong, Corresponding author. Nicklas RB. (1995) Chromosomes initiate spindle assembly upon experimental dissolution of the nuclear envelope in grasshopper spermatocytes.J Cell Biol 131: 1125–1131. (Duke University, Department of Zoology, Durham, NC 27708, USA)

    Chromatin, chromosome structure

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    2. Corresponding author. Bickmore WA, Oghene K. (1996) Visualizing the spatial relationships between defined DNA sequences and the axial region of extracted metaphase chromosomes.Cell 84: 95–104. (Western General Hospital, MCR Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU, UK)

    3. Bishop CP, Corresponding author. Jackson CM. (1996). Genomic imprinting of chromatin inDrosophila melanogaster.Genetica 97: 33–37. (Ohio School of Medicine, Department of Physiology & Molecular Medicine, Toledo, OH 43699, USA)

    4. Clemson CM, NcNeil JA, Willard HF, Lawrence JB. (1996) XIST RNA paints the inactive X chromosome at interphase: Evidence for a novel RNA involved in nuclear/chromosome structure.J Cell Biol 132: 259–275. (University of MA Medical Center, Department of Cell Biology, Worcester, MA 01655, USA)

    5. Hock R, Carl M, Lieb B, Corresponding author. Gebauer D, Scheer U. (1996) A monoclonal antibody against DNA topoisomerase II labels the axial granules ofPleurodeles lampbrush chromosomes.Chromosoma 104: 358–466. (University of Wurzburg, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Wurzburg, 97074, Germany)

    6. Peterson DG, Price HJ, Johnston JS, Corresponding author. Stack SM. (1996) DNA content of heterochromatin and euchromatin in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) pachytene chromosomes.Genome 39: 77–82. (CO SU, Department of Biology, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA)

    Genome and chromosome evolution

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    3. Corresponding author. Schubert I, Rieger R, Fuchs, J. (1995) Alteration of basic chromosome number by fusion-fission cycles.Genome 38: 1289–1292. (Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plants Research, Gatersleben, 06466, Germany)

    4. Tihy F, Lemieux N, Lombard M, Corresponding author. Dutrillaux B. (1996) Comparative RB1 gene mapping inHomo sapiens, Pithecia pithecia, Macaca sylvana, andCercopithecus aethiops tantalus.Cytogenet Cell Genet 72: 9–11. (CNRS, UMR 147, Institut Curie, Rech. Sect., 26 Rue Ulm, Paris 75231, France)


    1. Fuchs J, Houben A, Brandes A, Corresponding author. Schubert I. (1996) Chromosome ‘painting’ in plants — A feasible technique?Chromosoma 104: 315–320. (Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plants Research, Gatersleben, 06466, Germany)

    2. Monier K, Usson Y, Mongelard F, Szepetowski, P, Robert-Nicoud M, Vourc'h C. (1966) Metaphase and interphase mapping by FISH: Improvement of chromosome banding and signal resolution in interphase nuclei by means of iterative deconvolution.Cytogenet Cell Genet 72: 200–204. (Universit Joseph Fourier, Inst. Albert Bonniot, La Tronche, 38706, France)

    3. Nagelhus TA, Slupphaug G, Krokan H, Corresponding author. Lindmo T. (1996) Fading correction for fluorescence quantitation in confocal microscopy.Cytometry 23: 187–195. (University of Trondheim, Department of Physics, Trondheim, 7034, Norway)

    4. Xie Hongyan, Corresponding author. Troyer DL. (1996). Chemiluminescent detection of unique sequences on chromosomes after on-slide PCR.Biotechniques 20: 54–56. (KS SU, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA)

    5. Yurov YB, Soloviev IV, Vorsanova SG, Marcais B, Roizes G, Lewis R. (1996) High resolution multicolor fluorescencein situ hybridization using cyanine and fluorescein dyes: Rapid chromosome identification by directly fluorescently labeled alphoid DNA probes.Hum Genet 97: 390–398. (INSERM U249, NRS 9008, Institute of Biology, Montpellier, France)

    Other topics

    1. Clemson CM, NcNeil JA, Willard HF, Lawrence JB. (1996) XIST RNA paints the inactive X chromosome at interphase: Evidence for a novel RNA involved in nuclear/chromosome structure.J Cell Biol 132: 259–275. (University of MA Medical Center, Department of Cell Biology, Worcester, MA 01655, USA)

    2. Cuadrado A, Ceoloni C, Corresponding author Jouve N. (1995) Variation in highly repetitive DNA composition of heterochromatin in rye studied by fluorescencein situ hybridization.Genome 38: 1061–1069. (University of Alcala de Henares, Department of Cell Biology & Genetics, Alcala de Henares, 28871, Spain)

    3. Patnaik PK, Axelrod N, Van Der Ploeg LHT, Cross GAM. (1996) Artificial linear-chromosomes forTrypanosoma brucei.Nucleic Acids Res 24: 668–675. (NIMR, Division of Parasitology, The Ridgeway, London, NW7 1AA, UK)

    4. Pedersen C, Giese H, Linde-Laursen I. (1995) Towards an integration of the physical and the genetic chromosome maps of barley byin situ hybridization.Hereditas 123: 77–88. (Riso National Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science & Technology, Roskilde 4000, Denmark)

    5. Strick R, Corresponding author. Laemmli UK. (1995) SARs arecis DNA elements of chromosome dynamics: Synthesis of a SAR rèpressor protein.Cell 83: 1137–1148. (University of Geneva, Department of Biochemistry, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland)

    Reviews (late 1995 to early 1996)

    1. Boulikas T. (1995) Chromatin domains and prediction of MAR sequences.Int Rev Cytol 162A: 279–388.

    2. Campisi J. (1996) Replicative senescence: an old lives' late?Cell 84: 497–500.

    3. Guyer MS, Collins FS. (1995) How is the Human Genome Project doing, and what have we learned so far?Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 92: 10841.

    4. Jones RN. (1995) Tansley Review No. 85: B chromosomes in plants.New Phytol 131: 411–434.

    5. Lichen M, Goldman ASH. (1995) Meiotic recombination hotspots.Annu Rev Genet 294: 23–44.

    6. Pardue ML, Danileyskaya ON, Lowenhaupt K, Slot F, Traverse KL. (1996)Drosophila telomeres: New views on chromosome evolution.Trends Genet 12: 48–52.

    7. Patterton D, Wolffe AP. (1996) Developmental roles for chromatin and chromosomal structure.Dev Biol 173: 2–13.

    8. Wolffe AP, Pruss D. (1996) Deviant nucleosomes: the functional specialization of chromatin.Trends Genet 12: 58–62.

    9. Zakian VA. (1996) Telomere functions: lessons from yeast.Trends cell Biol 6: 29–33.

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