Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2

Physical Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Plant Genomes

  • Johann Greilhuber
  • Jaroslav Dolezel
  • Jonathan F. Wendel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis
    Pages 1-11
  3. Hideaki Takata, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Kazuhiro Maeshima
    Pages 33-44
  4. Elena Kiseleva, Jindriska Fiserova, Martin W. Goldberg
    Pages 45-64
  5. Peter Shaw
    Pages 65-76
  6. Zoltán Magyar, Masaki Ito, Pavla Binarová, Binish Mohamed, Laszlo Bogre
    Pages 77-97
  7. Jolanta Maluszynska, Bozena Kolano, Hanna Sas-Nowosielska
    Pages 99-119
  8. Eric Jenczewski, Raphael Mercier, Nicolas Macaisne, Christine Mézard
    Pages 121-136
  9. Martin A. Lysák, Ingo Schubert
    Pages 137-147
  10. Andreas Houben, Ali Mohammad Banaei-Moghaddam, Sonja Klemme
    Pages 149-165
  11. Bohuslav Janoušek, Roman Hobza, Boris Vyskot
    Pages 167-186
  12. Petr Bureš, František Zedek, Michaela Marková
    Pages 187-208
  13. Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss, Gerald M. Schneeweiss
    Pages 209-230
  14. Brian G. Murray
    Pages 231-243
  15. Michael S. Barker
    Pages 245-253
  16. Jeffrey A. Fawcett, Yves Van de Peer, Steven Maere
    Pages 277-293
  17. Ilia J. Leitch, Andrew R. Leitch
    Pages 307-322
  18. Johann Greilhuber, Ilia J. Leitch
    Pages 323-344
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 345-353

About this book


This second of two volumes on Plant Genome Diversity provides, in 20 chapters, insights into the structural evolution of plant genomes with all its variations. Starting with an outline of plant phylogeny and its reconstruction, the second part of the volume describes the architecture and dynamics of the plant cell nucleus, the third examines the evolution and diversity of the karyotype in various lineages, including angiosperms, gymnosperms and monilophytes. The fourth part presents the mechanisms of polyploidization and its biological consequences and significance for land plant evolution. The fifth part deals with genome size evolution and its biological significance. Together with Volume I, this comprehensive book on the plant genome is intended for students and professionals in all fields of plant science, offering as it does a convenient entry into a burgeoning literature in a fast-moving field.


Chromosomes Evolution of plant genomes Karyotype Plant cell nucleus Polyploidy

Editors and affiliations

  • Johann Greilhuber
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Dolezel
    • 2
  • Jonathan F. Wendel
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Botanik und Botanischer GartenUniversität WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Inst. Experimental Botany, Dept. Plant BiotechnologyASCR OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic
  3. 3.Dept. BotanyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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