Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria by Ralph BockGenomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria by Ralph Bock

Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria

byRalph BockEditorVolker Knoop

Hardcover | June 7, 2012

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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 organelles by endosymbioses and uncovered an enormous evolutionary dynamics of organellar genomes. In addition, they 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, 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, gene expression profiling and methods for organelle transformation. The book is designed for students and researchers in plant molecular biology, taxonomy, biotechnology and evolutionary biology.
Title:Genomics of Chloroplasts and MitochondriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:475 pagesPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400729197

ISBN - 13:9789400729193

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Table of Contents

Preface.- 1. Origins of Mitochondria and Plastids; M.W. Gray, J.M. Archibald.- 2. Secondary and tertiary endosymbiosis and kleptoplasty; J. Gross et al.- 3. Plastid Genomes of Algae; B.F. Lang, A.M. Nedelcu.- 4. Plastomes of bryophytes, lycophytes and ferns; P.G. Wolf, K.G. Karol.- 5. Plastid Genomes of Seed Plants; R.K. Jansen, T.A. Ruhlman.- 6. Mitochondrial Genomes of Algae; G. Burger, A.M. Nedelcu.- 7. Conservative and dynamic evolution of mitochondrial genomes in early land plants; Y. Liu et al.- 8. Seed Plant Mitochondrial Genomes: Complexity Evolving; V. Knoop.- 9. Promiscuous organellar DNA; A.H. Lloyd et al.- 10. Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotes: fungi -to-plant and plant-to-plant transfers of organellar DNA; S.S. Renner, S. Bellot.- 11. Plastome Mutants of Higher Plants; S. Greiner.- 12. Plant Mitochondrial Mutations; S. Gabay-Laughnan, K.J. Newton.- 13. Land Plant RNA Editing or: don't be fooled by plant organellar DNA sequences; S. Finster et al.- 14. Expression Profiling of Organellar Genes; T. Cardi et al.- 15. Organellar Proteomics: Close Insights into the Spatial Breakdown and Functional Dynamics of Plant Primary Metabolism; H.-P. Braun, H. Eubel.- 16. Plastid Transformation in Algae; J. Nickelsen, A.-V. Bohne.- 17. Plastid Transformation in Flowering Plants; P. Maliga.- 18. Reverse Genetics in Flowering Plant Plastids; A. Day.- 19. Tranformation and Nucleic Acid Delivery to Mitochondria; C. Remacle et al.- Index.