Genomic Imprinting

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Rolf Ohlsson

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Robert Trivers, Austin Burt
    Pages 1-21
  3. Joachim Messing, Ueli Grossniklaus
    Pages 23-40
  4. Glenn Herrick, Jon Seger
    Pages 41-71
  5. Mary F. Lyon
    Pages 73-90
  6. Bernhard Horsthemke, Azim Surani, Tharapell James, Rolf Ohlsson
    Pages 91-118
  7. Judith G. Hall
    Pages 119-132
  8. Benjamin Tycko
    Pages 133-169
  9. Gary C. Franklin
    Pages 171-187
  10. Aharon Razin, Ruth Shemer
    Pages 189-204
  11. Tatiana I. Gerasimova, Victor G. Corces
    Pages 229-249
  12. C. Cristofre Martin, Carmen Sapienza
    Pages 251-270
  13. Andràs Pàldi, Yann Jouvenot
    Pages 271-282
  14. Wallace F. Marshall, John W. Sedat
    Pages 283-301
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 303-330

About this book


This book provides an unrivalled in-depth treatise of genomic imprinting, a phenomenon which plays a vital role in many biological processes in developmental biology, evolution and human diseases and genetics. The reason for this broad range of influence derives from the fact that genomic imprinting shields a number of important genes from the full effects of Mendelian inheritance. The importance of this surprising observation, which was discovered less than two decades ago, has been only slowly recognized. The reason for this may be that genomic imprinting is a difficult concept to understand. This book aims at providing interesting, entertaining and detailed information for any scientist, irrespective of their particular field of study.


Activation biology cancer chromosome developmental biology evolution gene gene expression genetics genome influence insects molecular genetics regulation transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Ohlsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Animal Development and GeneticsUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-21956-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69111-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-0412
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