Chromosomes Today

  • Ettore Olmo
  • Carlo Alberto Redi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Chromosome organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Giorgio Bernardi, Concetta Federico, Salvatore Saccone
      Pages 25-28
    3. Mizuki Ohno, Toyoaki Tenzen, Yoshihisa Watanabe, Tetsushi Yamagata, Shigehiko Kanaya, Toshimichi Ikemura
      Pages 57-69
  4. Chromosome function and behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. R. Bruce Nicklas
      Pages 73-78
    3. María J. Puertas, Guillermo Jiménez, Silvia Manzanero, A. Mauricio Chiavarino, Marcela Rosato, Carlos A. Naranjo et al.
      Pages 79-92
    4. W. Reik, M. Constancia, W. Dean, K. Davies, L. Bowden, A. Murrell et al.
      Pages 93-104
  5. Meiosis

  6. Chromosome evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Belén Maestra, Tomás Naranjo
      Pages 155-167
    3. Lurdes F. de Almeida-Toledo, Fausto Foresti, Silvio de A. Toledo-Filho
      Pages 169-182
    4. Günther Rettenberger, Walther Vogel, Horst Hameister
      Pages 195-204
  7. Medical and cancer cytogenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Jennifer M. Varley, John M. Boyle, Louise A. James, Gail McGown, Mary Thorncroft, Martin Greaves et al.
      Pages 245-255
  8. Mapping and new methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith, Patricia C. M. O’Brien, Willem Rens, Fengtang Yang
      Pages 259-265
    3. J. H. de Jong, X.-B. Zhong, P. F. Fransz, J. Wennekes-van Eden, E. Jacobsen, P. Zabel
      Pages 267-275
    4. I. P. King, W. G. Morgan, I. P. Armstead, J. King, T. A. H. Jones, J. V. Nash et al.
      Pages 277-285
    5. Kiichi Fukui, Nobuko Ohmido, Toshiyuki Wako
      Pages 287-301
  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Herbert C. Macgregor
      Pages 305-313
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


Chromosomes Today, Volume 13 includes the plenary lectures presented at the 13th International Chromosome Conference, covering the most recent advances in the studies on chromosomes. The contributions in this volume were presented by some of the world's leaders in cytogenetic and molecular research and outline the present status of knowledge on the composition, structure, function and evolution of chromosomes, including, among others, the advancement of the human genome project. The use of cytogenetic studies has greatly increased in the last few years, resulting in a progressive improvement in the available methods that has consequently allowed a more detailed analysis of the molecular organization of eukaryotic chromosomes and a precise in situ localisation of specific gene sequences. This volume of Chromosomes Today provides up-to-date information regarding the topics at the forefront of chromosome research: genetic regulation, imprinting, DNA duplication, meiotic pairing, and the regulation of the...


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ettore Olmo
    • 1
  • Carlo Alberto Redi
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Biologia e GeneticaAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Biologia animale / Centro di Studio per l’Istochimica — CNRUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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