This authoritative account of the developmental biology of genome multiplication, the reproduction of the genetic material that results in polyploid and polytene cells, is based on many years' study by its authors. Polyploid and polytene cells regularly occur in a wide range of organisms, including mammals, invertebrates, plants and protozoa. The cells also have a particular significance for the function of the tissues and organs of which they are an integral part. The first part of the book details the origin of polyploidy and polyteny in the normal development of many tissue systems. In the second part the various modes of genome multiplication, its control, and its biological significance are discussed. The book is fully referenced citing literature published in many languages, and is particularly valuable in that it includes scientific results previously available only in Russian.For example, dozens of examples of polyploidy may be found in old manuals on cytology, beginning with the classic book by Wilson (1925), and these could be re -assessed. Although there is considerable information available on quantitativeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Genome Multiplication in Growth and Development|
|Author||:||Vsevolod I͡Akovlevich Brodskiĭ, Irina Vasilʹevna Uryvaeva|
|Publisher||:||CUP Archive - 1985|