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Title Recombination and meiosis : models, means, and evolution / volume editors, Richard Egel, Dirk-Henner Lankenau
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 390 pages) : illustrations
Series Genome dynamics and stability, 1861-3373 ; 3
Genome dynamics and stability ; 3. 1861-3373
Contents Evolution of Models of Homologous Recombination / James E. Haber -- Searching for Homology by Filaments of RecA-Like Proteins / Chantal Prévost -- Biochemistry of Meiotic Recombination: Formation, Processing, and Resolution of Recombination Intermediates / Kirk T. Ehmsen, Wolf-Dietrich Heyer -- Meiotic Chromatin: The Substrate for Recombination Initiation / Michael Lichten -- Meiotic Recombination in Schizosaccharomyces pombe: A Paradigm for Genetic and Molecular Analysis / Gareth Cromie, Gerald R. Smith -- Nuclear Movement Enforcing Chromosome Alignment in Fission Yeast -- Meiosis Without Homolog Synapsis / Da-Qiao Ding, Yasushi Hiraoka -- On the Origin of Meiosis in Eukaryotic Evolution: Coevolution of Meiosis and Mitosis from Feeble Beginnings / Richard Egel, David Penny -- The Legacy of the Germ Line -- Maintaining Sex and Life in Metazoans: Cognitive Roots of the Concept of Hierarchical Selection / Dirk-Henner Lankenau -- Lessons to Learn from Ancient Asexuals / Isa Schon, Dunja K. Lamatsch, Koen Martens
Summary Once per life cycle, mitotic nuclear divisions are replaced by meiosis I and II - reducing chromosome number from the diploid level to a haploid genome and recombining chromosome arms by crossing-over. In animals, all this happens during formation of eggs and sperm - in yeasts before spore formation. The mechanisms of reciprocal exchange at crossover/chiasma sites are central to mainstream meiosis. To initiate the meiotic exchange of DNA, surgical cuts are made as a form of calculated damage that subsequently is repaired by homologous recombination. These key events are accompanied by ancillar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Genetic recombination.
Recombination, Genetic.
Models, Molecular.
Nondisjunction, Genetic.
Schizosaccharomyces -- genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Egel, Richard, 1942-
Lankenau, Dirk-Henner.
ISBN 3540689834 (alk. paper)
9783540689836 (alk. paper)