Developmental Studies on Giant Chromosomes

  • W. Beermann

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XV
  2. Wolfgang Beermann
    Pages 1-33
  3. Markus Lezzi, Michel Robert
    Pages 35-57
  4. George T. Rudkin
    Pages 59-85
  5. Claus Pelling
    Pages 87-99
  6. Hans D. Berendes
    Pages 181-207
  7. Reinhard Panitz
    Pages 209-227

About this book


Earlier titles in this series have directed attention to selected questions of current theoretical or practical interest in developmental biology, without special emphasis upon individual biological systems. Tho choose giant polytene chromosomes as the common denominator of a new volume may at first sight seem to set rather arbitrary restrictions upon a coherent discussion of the basic problem of cellular differentiation. However, the reader will find out for hirnself that, on the contrary, such a limitation, though dicta ted by the material, focuses the analysis upon one essential point: the differential release of genetic information from operational subunits of the eukaryotic chromosome. In the organization of this volume we have not striven for completeness - some, indeed, may fee 1 that the work on Sciarids is underrepresented - but the various contributors have made every effort to render a thorough and up-to-date picture of the situation in their particular field, and on this basis to discuss all possible angles of general biological interest. Authors and editors have agreed to dedicate this volume to the memory of JACK SCHULTZ.


Chromosom Chromosomes Drosophila biological biology cellular differentiation chromosome development developmental biology genetic information information replication transcription units

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Beermann
    • 1
  1. 1.TübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-21778-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37164-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-0412
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