Chromosomes Today

Volume 11

  • A. T. Sumner
  • A. C. Chandley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Opening Lecture

  3. Chromosome Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. W. C. Earnshaw, H. Saitoh, J. E. Tomkiel, C. A. Cooke, R. L. Bernat, H. Ratrie et al.
      Pages 23-34
    3. D. R. Higgs, A. O. M. Wilkie, P. Vyas, M. A. Vickers, V. J. Buckle, P. C. Harris
      Pages 35-47
  4. The Nucleolus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. F. Wachtler, W. Mosgöller, C. Schöfer, J. Sylvester, P. Hozak, M. Derenzini et al.
      Pages 63-77
    3. D. Hernandez-Verdun, P. Roussel, T. Gautier
      Pages 79-90
    4. A. R. Leitch, J. S. Heslop-Harrison
      Pages 91-100
  5. Evolution

  6. Cancer

  7. Genome Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. U. Claussen, H.-J. Lüdecke, H. Spielvogel, H. Telenius, H.-C. Hennies, G. Senger et al.
      Pages 183-189
    3. J. S. Heslop-Harrison, T. Schwarzacher
      Pages 191-198
    4. R. I. Richards, G. R. Sutherland
      Pages 215-226
  8. Sex Chromosomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. P. S. Burgoyne, S. K. Mahadevaiah
      Pages 243-263
    3. W. Schempp, R. Toder
      Pages 277-283
  9. Meiosis and Aneuploidy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. S. M. Stack, J. D. Sherman, L. K. Anderson, L. S. Herickhoff
      Pages 301-311
    3. T. Hassold, S. Sherman
      Pages 313-322
    4. J. A. L. Armour, D. G. Monckton, D. L. Neil, M. Crosier, K. Tamaki, A. Macleod et al.
      Pages 337-350
  10. Imprinting and Methylation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. W. Reik, H. Sasaki, A. Ferguson-Smith, R. Feil, L. Bowden, J. Penberth et al.
      Pages 367-376
    3. R. Meehan, P. Jeppesen, J. Lewis, A. Bird
      Pages 377-389
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 401-406

About this book


When the late Professor C. D. Darlington founded what developed into the International Chromosome Conferences in Oxford in 1964, he was concerned that scientists who worked on different aspects of chromosomes, or who studied them in different ways, should have the opportunity of "discussing the fundamental problems of chromosomes with one another". The fact that well over 300 scientists with a wide variety of interests came to Edinburgh in August 1992 for the 11th International Chromosome Conference shows that there is still the same need, and also the desire among chromosomologists to have such discussions. The present volume contains almost all the invited contributions, and attests to the diversity of approaches and applications in chromosomal studies. A few years ago it may have seemed to some that chromosome studies were being superseded by molecular biology, but the molecular biologists have now realized that they need to know about chromosomes, and indeed an important, if ill-defined discipline of 'molecular cytogenetics' has grown up in recent years. We are pleased that in planning the Conference and this book, so much of the work presented is at the interface between cytogenetics and molecular biology. This will surely continue in the future, as boundaries between disciplines are largely artificial, and each has much to learn from the others.


Chromosome DNA Interphase Mutation PCR Telomere Termination Vivo evolution gene expression genes genome mapping hybridization molecular biology recombination

Authors and affiliations

  • A. T. Sumner
    • 1
  • A. C. Chandley
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Human Genetics UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Organizing Committee of the 11th International Chromosome Conference, Edinburgh, UK 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4660-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1510-0
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