Genome and Chromatin: Organization, Evolution, Function

Symposium, Kaiserslautern, October 13–15, 1978

  • Walter Nagl
  • Vera Hemleben
  • Friedrich Ehrendorfer

Part of the Plant Systematics and Evolution book series (SYSTEMATICS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introductory Lecture

  3. Genome Organization and Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Konrad Bachmann, Kenton L. Chambers, H. James Price
      Pages 41-66
    3. Maria Elisabeth Schaan, Walter Nag
      Pages 67-71
    4. Harald H. Friedrich, Vera Hemleben, Joe L. Key
      Pages 73-88
  4. Differential DNA Replication

  5. Gene Numbers and Transcription

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Manuel Kiper, Dorothea Bartels, Heinrich Köchel
      Pages 129-140
  6. Chromatin Structure

  7. Nucleotype and Heterochromatin

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-284

About this book


At a round table discussion on the eukaryotic chromosome sponsor­ ed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Diisseldorf, February 1978, the botanists among the participants felt that plant systems were under-represented. In this unsatisfactory situation, Professor V. HEMLEBEN, Tiibingen, suggested another meeting to discuss actual problems and results concerning botanical chromosome research. Professor W. NAGL was willing to organize a symposium at the University of Kaiserslautern, and Professor F. EHRENDoRFER, Wien, contacted the Rpringer-Verlag, Vienna-New York, to explore the possibility of publishing the results of this symposium in the form of a supplement volume to the journal Plant Systematics and Evol7ttion. The conference took place on 13-15 October 1978 in the Department of Biology of the University of Kaiserslautern and was attended by 40 participants from 11 universities between Hamburg and Vienna. Emphasis of this Chromosome Symposium was given to three aspects, which do not attract major interest at large international congresses: 1. Discussion and Demonstration of technical details which cannot be found in published papers (so-called tricks). 2. Orientation about actual trends and results in our understanding of the organization, evolution, and function of the plant genome at the level of the DNA (gene), the level of chromatin, and the level of the karyotype. 3. Presentation of hypotheses and models which may be stimulating for further research. Moreover, younger students should have the possibility to present their results and to discuss them with more experienced scientists.


Nukleinsäure chromatin evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Nagl
    • 1
  • Vera Hemleben
    • 2
  • Friedrich Ehrendorfer
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität KaiserslauternFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Biologie IIUniversität TübingenFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Institut für BotanikUniversität WienViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-8558-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8556-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6668
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