CART

(0) items

Plant Transposons and Genome Dynamics in Evolution,9781118500156
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Plant Transposons and Genome Dynamics in Evolution

by
Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781118500156

ISBN10:
1118500156
Format:
eBook
Pub. Date:
2/5/2013
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 2/5/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

The transposable genetic elements, or transposons, as they are now known, have had a tumultuous history. Discovered in the mid-20th century by Barbara McClintock, they were initially received with puzzlement. When their genomic abundance began to be apparent, they were categorized as "junk DNA" and acquired the label of parasites. Expanding understanding of gene and genome organization has revealed the profound extent of their impact on both.

Plant Transposons and Genome Dynamics in Evolution captures and distills the voluminous research literature on plant transposable elements and seeks to assemble the big picture of how transposons shape gene structure and regulation, as well as how they sculpt genomes in evolution. Individual chapters provide concise overviews of the many flavors of plant transposons and of their roles in gene creation, gene regulation, development, genome evolution, and organismal speciation, as well as of their epigenetic regulation.

This volume is essential reading for anyone working in plant genetics, epigenetics, or evolutionary biology.

Author Biography

Nina V. Fedoroff is Distinguished Professor of Biosciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, Penn State University.

Table of Contents

Part I.      Natural history of transposons

Chapter 1. Discovery of plant transposable elements (Nina Fedoroff)
Chapter 2.  Transposon structures, categories and numbers (Jeff Bennetzen and/or Enrico Coen)

Part II.    Molecular genetics and epigenetics of plant transposons

Chapter 3.  Molecular genetics and transposition mechanisms (Tom Peterson and/or George Coupland)
Chapter 4.  Use of transposons as mutagens and gene tags (Jonathan Jones and Caroline Dean)

Part III.   Epigenetic regulation of transposons

Chapter 5.  Transposon epigenetics (Nina Fedoroff)
Chapter 6.  Molecular biology of transposon epigenetic regulation (Rob Martienssen or Vicki Chandler)

Part IV.   Transposons in development and physiology

Chapter 7.  Transposons in gene regulation (Susan Wessler)
Chapter 8.  Transposons in genome imprinting (Steve Henikoff)

Part V.    Transposons in evolution

Chapter 9.   Transposons and gene creation (Hugo Dooner)
Chapter 10.  Transposons and genome evolution (Jeff Bennetzen)
Chapter 11.  Transposons in allopolyploidization and speciation (Avi Levy



Please wait while the item is added to your cart...