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Chromosome Structure and Function

Impact of New Concepts

  • J. Perry Gustafson
  • R. Appels
Book

Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jack Van’t Hof
    Pages 75-89
  3. Marjorie P. Maguire
    Pages 117-144
  4. S. C. R. Elgin, S. A. Amero, J. C. Eissenberg, G. Fleischmann, D. S. Gilmour, T. C. James
    Pages 145-156
  5. Steven D. Tanksley, Joyce Miller, Andrew Paterson, Robert Bernatzky
    Pages 157-173
  6. G. P. Rédei, Csaba Koncz, Jeff Schell
    Pages 175-200
  7. R. L. Phillips, M. D. McMullen, S. Enomoto, I. Rubenstein
    Pages 201-214
  8. Terry Orr-Weaver, Allan Spradling
    Pages 243-261
  9. Stephen L. Dellaporta, Irwin Greenblatt, Jerry L. Kermicle, James B. Hicks, Susan R. Wessler
    Pages 263-282
  10. Robert T. Fraley, Stephen G. Rogers, Robert B. Horsch, Ganesh M. Kishore, Roger N. Beachy, Nilgun N. Tumer et al.
    Pages 283-298
  11. Bikram S. Gill, R. G. Sears
    Pages 299-321
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 323-326

About this book

Introduction

A Historical Perspective on the Study of Chromosome Structure and Function R. Appels Division of Plant Industry CSIRO P.O. Box 1600 A.C.T. AUSTRALIA "Modern physical science gives us no model to explain the re­ duplication of the gene-string in each cell generation, or to ex­ plain the production of effective quantities of specific enzymes or other agents by specific genes. The precise pairing and inter­ change of segments by homologous gene-strings at meiosis also suggest novel physical properties of this form of matter". Stadler (1954) The very strong influence of reductionism in the history of understanding chromosome structure and function is evident in the above quotation from Stadler's 1954 paper, "The gene". Earlyob­ servations on the constancy of the cytological appearance of chromo­ somes and their regular behaviour in cell division led to specula­ tion on their biological importance. As genetics became more refined in the early decades of the 20th century the genes-on-a­ string model of chromosomes developed and greater emphasis was placed on the further dissection of these structures. As a result, in the 1980's the reductionist approach is reaching a crest as extensive regions of the genetic material are being sequenced.

Keywords

Allele Chromosom DNA genes genetic engineering genetics molecular biology wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Perry Gustafson
    • 1
  • R. Appels
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.CSIROCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1037-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8304-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1037-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1009
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