Handbook of Genetics

Plants, Plant Viruses, and Protists

  • Robert C. King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Myron G. Neuffer, Edward H. Coe Jr.
      Pages 3-30
    3. Gurdev S. Khush
      Pages 31-58
    4. Ernest R. Sears
      Pages 59-91
    5. Robert A. Nilan
      Pages 93-110
    6. Lyle L. Phillips
      Pages 111-133
    7. Thomas W. Whitaker
      Pages 135-144
    8. Richard W. Robinson, Thomas W. Whitaker
      Pages 145-150
    9. György P. Rédei
      Pages 151-180
    10. Stig Blixt
      Pages 181-221
    11. Erich Steiner
      Pages 223-245
    12. Charles M. Rick
      Pages 247-280
    13. Harold H. Smith
      Pages 281-314
    14. Cornelia Harte
      Pages 315-331
    15. Edward D. Garber
      Pages 333-361
  3. Plant Viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Ahmed Hadidi, Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
      Pages 381-413
  4. Protists of Genetic Interest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. R. P. Levine
      Pages 417-426
    3. Maurice Sussman, Edward F. Rossomando
      Pages 427-431
    4. Tracy M. Sonneborn
      Pages 433-467
    5. Tracy M. Sonneborn
      Pages 469-594
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 595-631

About this book


The purpose of this and future volumes of the Handbook of Genetics is to bring together a collection of relatively short, authoritative essays or annotated compilations of data on topics of~ignificance to geneticists. Many of the essays will deal with various aspects of the biology of certain species selected because they are favorite subjects for genetic investigation in nature or the laboratory. Often there will be an encyclopedic amount o( information available on such a species, with new papers appearing daily. Most of these will be written for specialists in a jargon that is bewildering to a novice and sometimes even to a veteran geneticist working with evolu­ tionarily distant organisms. For such readers what is needed is a written introduction to the morphology, life cycle, reproductive behavior, and cul­ ture methods for the species in question. What are its particular ad­ vantages (and disadvantages) for genetic study, and what have we learned from it? Where are the classic papers, the key bibliographies, and how or mutant strains? A list giving the sym­ does one get stocks of wild type bolism for unknown mutations is helpful, but it need include only those mutants that have been retained and are thus available for future studies. Other data, such as up-to-date genetic and cytological maps, listings of break points for chromosomal aberrations, mitotic karyotypes, and hap­ loid DNA values, will be included when available.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C. King
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biologial SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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