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One Hundred Years of Chromosome Research and What Remains to be Learned

  • A. Lima-de-Faria

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

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  3. Nine Periods of Chromosome Research: 1795 to 2010

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  4. The Technology that Allowed the Study of the Chromosome: 1900 to 2001

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  5. In Search of the Eukaryotic Chromosome

  6. The Three Unique Regions of the Eukaryotic Chromosome

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  7. No Chromosome Can Function Outside a Cell

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  8. Specific Types of Chromosomes

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  9. The Antithetical Properties of the Chromosome

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    3. The Chromosome’s Rigidity

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    4. The Chromosome’s Plasticity

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  10. Chromosome Models and what They do not Tell Us

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About this book

Introduction

One Hundred Years of Chromosome Research: What Remains to be Learned, offers the reader a critical analysis of the observations and experiments that shaped the last 100 years of chromosome research, as well as the ideas which prevailed during this period.
Emphasis is placed on what remains to be learned, particularly in light of reality of the sequencing of DNA which leaves the previous era of chromosome research as a prehistoric event. It is at this turning point, that well formulated questions can be asked about many of the chromosome's properties, which remain to be unveiled.

The author, Lima-de-Faria is Professor Emeritus of Molecular Cytogenetics at Lund Unviersity, Sweden, previously Head of the Institute of Molecular Cytogenetics, Lund University.

Keywords

Chromosom DNA DNA sequencing Protozoa Telomere cell division chromosome cytoplasm electron microscopy gene therapy genetics microbiology microscopy molecular biology virus

Authors and affiliations

  • A. Lima-de-Faria
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  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0167-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6350-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0167-9
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