The Beauty of Chromosomes (Paperback)

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The primary objective of this book is to present a sample of plant and animal chromosome pictures that document the different stages of mitosis during cell division. The educational value of the book lies in illustrating various manifestations of the mitotic stages with unmatched clarity coupled with the delight of their aesthetic beauty. It is a historical documentation of examples of chromosome research during the second half of the 20th century. Many unpublished pictures and some previously unreported results are included. Different chromosome preparation techniques and microscopic visualization systems are exemplified. Unique light microscopic pictures of immuno-gold staining, a technique used for a short time largely in one laboratory (Andrew S. Bajer), are presented. References to accomplished works and relevant recent literature are given. The advantages of the large mitotic apparatus of both blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katharinae) and rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa ssp. granulosa), and the low chromosome number in Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), are at your hand. Enjoy it.

About the Author

Waheeb K. Heneen: Professor emeritus, Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden. Ph.D. in genetics (1963) and associate professorship at the Institute of Genetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and professorship (1981) in cell genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Andrew S. Bajer: Professor emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA. Ph.D. (1950), D.Sc. (1956), Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. Assoc. Professor (1956-1963) at the Jagiellonian University. Professor of biology (1964-1990), University of Oregon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781978159617
ISBN-10: 1978159617
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 10th, 2017
Pages: 326
Language: English