Chromosome Structure and Aberrations

  • Tariq Ahmad Bhat
  • Aijaz Ahmad Wani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Abdul Rauf Shakoori
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ryan N. Douglas, James A. Birchler
    Pages 13-39
  4. Abdul Rauf Shakoori
    Pages 41-73
  5. Mahpara Kashtwari, Showkat A. Zargar, Aijaz Ahmad Wani
    Pages 75-107
  6. Mihir Halder, Sayantani Nath, Sumita Jha
    Pages 109-126
  7. Aijaz Ahmad Wani, Tariq Ahmad Bhat
    Pages 127-140
  8. M. M. Lekhak, P. B. Yadav, S. R. Yadav
    Pages 141-165
  9. Peerzada Arshid Shabir, Aijaz Ahmad Wani, Irshad A. Nawchoo
    Pages 167-180
  10. Kátia Ferreira Marques de Resende
    Pages 181-200
  11. Jahangir A. Dar, Zahoor A. Beigh, Aijaz Ahmad Wani
    Pages 201-218
  12. Abdul Rauf Shakoori, Saira Aftab, Khalid Al-Ghanim
    Pages 245-274
  13. Abdul Rauf Shakoori, Saira Aftab, Farah Rauf Shakoori
    Pages 275-306
  14. Uzma Qaisar, Asima Tayyeb, Tariq Ahmad Bhat
    Pages 307-330
  15. Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Mohd Gulfishan, Aijaz Ahmad Wani
    Pages 331-342

About this book


This book is a compilation of various chapters contributed by a group of leading researchers from different countries and covering up to date information based on published reports and personal experience of authors in the field of cytogenetics. Beginning with the introduction of chromosome, the subsequent chapters on organization of genetic material, karyotype evolution, structural and numerical variations in chromosomes, B-chromosomes and chromosomal aberrations provide an in-depth knowledge and easy understanding of the subject matter. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of a series of chapters on various types of chromosomal aberrations and their impact on breeding behaviour and crop improvement. The possible mechanism, their consequences and role in genetic analysis has been emphasized in these chapters.  A few chapters have also been dedicated on various techniques routinely used in the laboratory by students and researchers. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography so that the students and researchers may find it relevant to consult more literature on the subject than a book of this size can offer. The book is intended to fulfill the needs of undergraduate and post graduate students of botany, zoology and agriculture besides, teachers and researchers engaged in the field of genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. In general the readers will find each chapter of the book informative and easy to understand.


Chromosome Chromosome analysis Cytology Numerical changes Structural aberrations

Editors and affiliations

  • Tariq Ahmad Bhat
    • 1
  • Aijaz Ahmad Wani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationGovernment of Jammu and KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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