Satellite DNA

  • Thengiz Beridze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


The organization of genomes in higher organisms has been studied extensively in recent years. With current achievements in gene engineering, it seems quite realistic that they will be specifically modified in the nearest future to produce new, economi­ cally valuable forms of animals and plants. The success of these experiments will depend greatly on the level of our knowledge of the structural features of plant and animal DNAs. Comparative studies of DNA from different organisms began with discovery of its genetic significance in the late 1950's. A few years later it was found that nuclear DNA, the main storage of genetic information,~an consist of several fractions differ­ ing in some physical and chemical properties. Along with the "major" DNA, bearing the main load during the genotype functioning, the so-called satellite DNAs were discovered. T. G. Beridze, the author of this book, is one of the pioneers in the study of these extraordinary DNAs. The results of his experiments with plant satellite DNAs have essentially influenced the formation of our current ideas on their structure and prop­ erties.


DNA Drosophila Nucleotide base chromosome evolution gene genome influence plants protein regulation replication structure transcription

Authors and affiliations

  • Thengiz Beridze
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  1. 1.Institute of Plant BiochemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Georgian SSRSU-TbilisiUdSSR

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70773-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70771-1
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