Meiosis: Meiosis by Bernard JohnMeiosis: Meiosis by Bernard John

Meiosis: Meiosis

byBernard JohnEditorJonathan B. L. Bard, Peter W. Barlow

Paperback | July 21, 2005

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This is the first comprehensive review and discussion of meiosis, the antithesis of fertilization. Meiosis is a special form of nuclear division "invented" by sexually reproducing eukaryotes to ensure that a correct chromosome complement is maintained over successive generations. In this masterly treatment, the author describes the scheduling, mechanisms, biochemistry and the genetic control of the events of meiosis in sexual systems as well as the variants adopted by subsexual forms. This will be an essential text for upper division students and research workers in genetics, cytology and cell biology.
Title:Meiosis: MeiosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:July 21, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521017521

ISBN - 13:9780521017527


Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Introduction - multiplication and division; 2. Modes of meiosis; 3. Occurrence and timing of meiosis; 4. Events and mechanisms of meiosis; 5. Chromosome disjunction; 6. The genetic control of meiosis; 7. Sequences and consequences of meiosis; Postlogue; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...this treatise by B. John is a significant review of meiotic systems, and cell biologists, geneticists, systematists, and evolutionists will find it a very useful reference." R.C. Jackson, Plant Genetics Newsletter