Function of Genetic Material: Genetics of Proteins and Nucleic Acids in Flowering Plants

  • R. Blaich
Part of the Progress in Botany / Fortschritte der Botanik book series (BOTANY, volume 45)


Both the number and — to some extent — the quality of papers on the function of genes have increased considerably during the last 3 years. This is partly due to the availability of new analytical techniques for the identification of gene products.

Among novel methods the construction of libraries of DNA fragments and the identification of genes by hybrid plasmids containing cDNA (DNA complementary to mRNA) are most remarkable.

Since the work on lower organisms has been discussed recently and the extra-nuclear genes will be treated in Chapter V the following review shall deal only with studies on the function of nuclear genes in flowering plants. It does not try to give a complete account of all recent results in this field. It is rather intended to give representative examples for the present state of knowledge on gene expression and regulation. Descriptive results are included if they seemed to elucidate the background for a better understanding of gene function, whereas reports dealing mainly with the chemistry of genes and gene products were neglected.


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  • R. Blaich
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  1. 1.Bundesforschungsanstalt für RebenzüchtungSiebeldingenFed. Rep. of Germany

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