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Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria

  • Up-to-date and well-illustrated reviews on structure and evolution of plastid and mitochondrial genomes, written by leading experts in the field

  • Comprehensive coverage of all groups of algae and land plants

  • Special chapters on endosymbioses, organellar genome transformation, gene expression profiling, RNA editing, horizontal gene transfer and chloroplast and mitochondrial mutants

  • A carefully edited index listing all important key terms and taxa

Part of the book series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration (AIPH, volume 35)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Origins of Mitochondria and Plastids

    • Michael W. Gray, John M. Archibald
    Pages 1-30
  3. Secondary and Tertiary Endosymbiosis and Kleptoplasty

    • Jeferson Gross, Debashish Bhattacharya, Karen N. Pelletreau, Mary E. Rumpho, Adrian Reyes-Prieto
    Pages 31-58
  4. Plastid Genomes of Algae

    • B. Franz Lang, Aurora M. Nedelcu
    Pages 59-87
  5. Plastomes of Bryophytes, Lycophytes and Ferns

    • Paul G. Wolf, Kenneth G. Karol
    Pages 89-102
  6. Plastid Genomes of Seed Plants

    • Robert K. Jansen, Tracey A. Ruhlman
    Pages 103-126
  7. Mitochondrial Genomes of Algae

    • Gertraud Burger, Aurora M. Nedelcu
    Pages 127-157
  8. Conservative and Dynamic Evolution of Mitochondrial Genomes in Early Land Plants

    • Yang Liu, Bin Wang, Libo Li, Yin-Long Qiu, Jiayu Xue
    Pages 159-174
  9. Promiscuous Organellar DNA

    • Andrew H. Lloyd, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, Jeremy N. Timmis, Anna E. Sheppard, Michael A. Ayliffe
    Pages 201-221
  10. Plastome Mutants of Higher Plants

    • Stephan Greiner
    Pages 237-266
  11. Plant Mitochondrial Mutations

    • Susan Gabay-Laughnan, Kathleen J. Newton
    Pages 267-291
  12. Land Plant RNA Editing or: Don’t Be Fooled by Plant Organellar DNA Sequences

    • Sabrina Finster, Julia Legen, Yujiao Qu, Christian Schmitz-Linneweber
    Pages 293-321
  13. Expression Profiling of Organellar Genes

    • Teodoro Cardi, Philippe Giegé, Sabine Kahlau, Nunzia Scotti
    Pages 323-355
  14. Plastid Transformation in Algae

    • Jörg Nickelsen, Alexandra-Viola Bohne
    Pages 379-392
  15. Transformation and Nucleic Acid Delivery to Mitochondria

    • Claire Remacle, Veronique Larosa, Thalia Salinas, Patrice Hamel, Nitya Subrahmanian, Nathalie Bonnefoy et al.
    Pages 443-458

About this book

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of our knowledge on the structure, coding capacity and evolution of the genomes of the two DNA-containing cell organelles in plants: chloroplasts (plastids) and mitochondria. Comparative genomics analyses have provided new insights into the origin of plastids and mitochondria by primary and higher-order endosymbioses and uncovered an enormous evolutionary dynamics of organellar genomes. In addition, these studies have greatly helped to clarify phylogenetic relationships, especially in algae and early land plants with limited morphological and anatomical diversity. This book, written by leading experts in plant organelle biology, summarizes our current knowledge about plastid and mitochondrial genomes in all major groups of algae and land plants. It also includes chapters on endosymbioses, plastid and mitochondrial mutants, RNA editing, horizontal gene transfer, gene expression profiling and methods for the genetic transformation of organellar genomes. The book is designed for graduate students and researchers in plant molecular biology, taxonomy, ecology, biotechnology as well as cell and evolutionary biology.

Keywords

  • chloroplast
  • genome evolution
  • mitochondrion
  • plastid
  • Systematic Botany

Editors and Affiliations

  • POTSDAM-GOLM 14476, Germany

    Ralph Bock

  • Inst. Zelluläre und Molekulare, Botanik (IZMB), Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

    Volker Knoop

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-2920-9
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 279.99
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Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)