© 1995

Gene Silencing in Higher Plants and Related Phenomena in Other Eukaryotes

  • Peter Meyer

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 197)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. A. J. M. Matzke, M. A. Matzke
    Pages 1-14
  3. O. Mittelsten Scheid
    Pages 29-42
  4. R. B. Flavell, M. O’Dell, M. Metzlaff, S. Bonhomme, P. D. Cluster
    Pages 43-56
  5. A. J. Hamilton, R. G. Fray, D. Grierson
    Pages 77-89
  6. F. de Carvalho Niebel, P. Frendo, D. Inzé, M. Cornelissen, M. van Montagu
    Pages 91-103
  7. G. I. Patterson, V. L. Chandler
    Pages 121-141
  8. J.-L. Rossignol, G. Faugeron
    Pages 179-191
  9. S. Henikoff
    Pages 193-208
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 225-234

About this book


In recent years several different gene silencing phenomena have been discovered in plants. The book summarizes the most recent data on gene silencing phenomena such as trans-, inactivation, paramutation and co-suppression. Plant researchers will find this edition a valuable help in differentiating between a number of puzzling and partly contradictory gene silencing events. Those not familiar with plant molecular biology are introduced into the relevant methods and scientific models. In addition examples and models of gene silencing in flamentous fungi, Drosophila and mammalian systems are presented. By providing a comparative update on gene silencing effects in different eukaryotes, this book should stimulate communication among scientists working in diverse areas of eukaryotic gene regulation.


Activation Drosophila Gentechnologie biology eukaryota eukaryote fungi gene gene silencing methylation molecular biology mutation plant plants regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Delbrück-Laboratorium in der Max-Planck-GesellschaftKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gene Silencing in Higher Plants and Related Phenomena in Other Eukaryotes
  • Editors Peter Meyer
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-58236-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-79147-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-79145-1
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
    Plant Sciences
    Biochemistry, general
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