Plant Cytogenetics

Genome Structure and Chromosome Function

  • Hank W. Bass
  • James A. Birchler

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Structure, Variation, and Mapping in Plant Cytogenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald L. Auger, William F. Sheridan
      Pages 3-36
    3. Khwaja G. Hossain, Scott A. Jackson, Shahryar F. Kianian
      Pages 37-58
    4. Andreas Houben, Mariana Carchilan
      Pages 59-77
    5. Debbie M. Figueroa, Ina E. Amarillo, Hank W. Bass
      Pages 79-119
    6. Jason G. Walling, Jiming Jiang
      Pages 121-130
  3. Function, Organization, and Dynamics in Plant Cytogenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. James A. Birchler, Zhi Gao, Fangpu Han
      Pages 133-142
    3. Jonathan C. Lamb, Eugene V. Shakirov, Dorothy E. Shippen
      Pages 143-191
    4. Shaun P. Murphy, Hank W. Bass
      Pages 193-229
  4. Methods, Informatics, and Instruction in Plant Cytogenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Jason G. Walling, Robert M. Stupar, Jiming Jiang
      Pages 287-293
    3. James A. Birchler, Tatiana V. Danilova
      Pages 295-309
    4. Lisa C. Harper, Taner Z. Sen, Carolyn J. Lawrence
      Pages 311-322
    5. Scott A. Jackson, Shahryar F. Kianian, Khwaja G. Hossain, Jason G. Walling
      Pages 323-333
  5. Hank W. Bass, James A. Birchler
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-345

About this book


This reference book provides information on plant cytogenetics for students, instructors, and researchers. Topics covered by international experts include classical cytogenetics of plant genomes; plant chromosome structure; functional, molecular cytology; and genome dynamics. In addition, chapters are included on several methods in plant cytogenetics, informatics, and even laboratory exercises for aspiring or practiced instructors. The book provides a unique combination of historical and modern subject matter, revealing the central role of plant cytogenetics in plant genetics and genomics as currently practiced. This breadth of coverage, together with the inclusion of methods and instruction, is intended to convey a deep and useful appreciation for plant cytogenetics. We hope it will inform and inspire students, researchers, and teachers to continue to employ plant cytogenetics to address fundamental questions about the cytology of plant chromosomes and genomes for years to come.

Hank W. Bass is a Professor in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University.

James A. Birchler is a Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hank W. Bass
    • 1
  • James A. Birchler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological ScienceFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Division of Biological SciencesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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