Recombination and meiosis : models, means, and evolution /

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Imprint:Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008.
Description:1 online resource (xix, 390 p.) : ill.
Series:Genome dynamics and stability, 1861-3373 ; 3
Genome Dynamics and Stability ; 3.
Subject:Genetic recombination.
Recombination, Genetic.
Models, Molecular.
Nondisjunction, Genetic.
Schizosaccharomyces -- genetics.
Natural history.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Molecular Biology.
Genetic recombination.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Egel, Richard, 1942-
Lankenau, Dirk-Henner.
3540689834 (alk. paper)
9783540689836 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Once per life cycle, mitotic nuclear divisions are replaced by meiosis I and II - reducing chromosome number from the diploid level to a haploid genome and recombining chromosome arms by crossing-over. In animals, all this happens during formation of eggs and sperm - in yeasts before spore formation. The mechanisms of reciprocal exchange at crossover/chiasma sites are central to mainstream meiosis. To initiate the meiotic exchange of DNA, surgical cuts are made as a form of calculated damage that subsequently is repaired by homologous recombination. These key events are accompanied by ancillar.
Other form:Print version: Recombination and meiosis. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008 9783540689836 3540689834
Standard no.:9786611861971
Table of Contents:
  • Evolution of Models of Homologous Recombination / James E. Haber
  • Searching for Homology by Filaments of RecA-Like Proteins / Chantal PreĢvost
  • Biochemistry of Meiotic Recombination: Formation, Processing, and Resolution of Recombination Intermediates / Kirk T. Ehmsen, Wolf-Dietrich Heyer
  • Meiotic Chromatin: The Substrate for Recombination Initiation / Michael Lichten
  • Meiotic Recombination in Schizosaccharomyces pombe: A Paradigm for Genetic and Molecular Analysis / Gareth Cromie, Gerald R. Smith
  • Nuclear Movement Enforcing Chromosome Alignment in Fission Yeast
  • Meiosis Without Homolog Synapsis / Da-Qiao Ding, Yasushi Hiraoka
  • On the Origin of Meiosis in Eukaryotic Evolution: Coevolution of Meiosis and Mitosis from Feeble Beginnings / Richard Egel, David Penny
  • The Legacy of the Germ Line
  • Maintaining Sex and Life in Metazoans: Cognitive Roots of the Concept of Hierarchical Selection / Dirk-Henner Lankenau
  • Lessons to Learn from Ancient Asexuals / Isa Schon, Dunja K. Lamatsch, Koen Martens.