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Research Project: CEREAL RUST FUNGI: GENETICS, POPULATION BIOLOGY, AND HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS

Location: Cereal Disease Lab

Title: Methods in molecular biology: plant cytogenetics

Author
item Kianian, Penny - University Of Minnesota
item Kianian, Shahryar

Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2016
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Citation: Kianian, P., Kianian, S. 2016. Methods in molecular biology: Plant cytogenetics. In: Kianian, S.F., Penny, M.A. Plant Cytogenics. New York, NY: Springer Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3622-9.

Interpretive Summary: Cytogenetic studies have contributed greatly to our understanding of genetics, biology, reproduction, and evolution. From early studies in basic chromosome behavior the field has expanded enabling whole genome analysis to the manipulation of chromosomes and their organization. This book covers a range of methods used in cytogenetic, beginning with basic analysis of chromosomes and visualizing gene locations (chapters 1-6), to manipulating and dissecting chromosomes (chapters 7-12) and then focusing on less understood features of chromosomes such as recombination initiation sites and epigenomic marks (chapters 13-15). The methods described are detailed and build on each other assisting those new to the field a comprehensive platform to support their research endeavor, while introducing advanced techniques to experienced researchers. We hope this book starts you on an adventure into the field of cytogenetics, while you discover the wonderment of the complexity of nature and beauty of the biologically important chromosomes through your microscope eyepiece.

Technical Abstract: Cytogenetic studies have contributed greatly to our understanding of genetics, biology, reproduction, and evolution. From early studies in basic chromosome behavior the field has expanded enabling whole genome analysis to the manipulation of chromosomes and their organization. This book covers a range of methods used in cytogenetic, beginning with basic analysis of chromosomes and visualizing gene locations (chapters 1-6), to manipulating and dissecting chromosomes (chapters 7-12) and then focusing on less understood features of chromosomes such as recombination initiation sites and epigenomic marks (chapters 13-15). The methods described are detailed and build on each other assisting those new to the field a comprehensive platform to support their research endeavor, while introducing advanced techniques to experienced researchers. We hope this book starts you on an adventure into the field of cytogenetics, while you discover the wonderment of the complexity of nature and beauty of the biologically important chromosomes through your microscope eyepiece.