The Cell Nucleus, Volume II covers mainly the chromosomes, including its pathology. It also reviews the information onthe isolated mitotic apparatus highlighting on its chemistryand relevant morphology.
This volume particularly discusses the mammalian chromosomes, the staining techniques, the kinetics of DNA replication in chromosomes, and the difference of meiotic chromosomes from mitotic chromosomes. It also presents studies on isolated mammalian metaphase chromosomes; chromosomes of birds and plants; as well as the polytene chromosomes of the two-winged insects, the Diptera. Furthermore, this volume describes the giant chromosomes. Lastly, the autosomal disorders, the abnormalities of sex development, and types of virus-induced chromosome alterations are explained to elucidate the pathology of chromosome.