Amphibian Cytogenetics and Evolution

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David M. Green, Stanley K. Sessions
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 456 pages
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This book appears at a time when molecular cytogenetics is positioned to make a significant impact upon evolutionary studies, enabling problems of chromosomal structure and change to be critically assessed. It is an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the cytogenetics of a major class of animals, including all three amphibian orders, with chapters authored by international leaders in the field.
Amphibian Cytogenetics and Evolution will be of interest to classical and molecular cytogeneticists, systematicists, evolutionary biologists, herpetologists, and anyone using amphibians in genetic research.

  • Offers the only current and comprehensive survey of amphibian cytogenetics
  • Gives authoritative and in-depth coverage of topics of present interest
  • Reviews general cytogenetic topics
  • Presents new insights into evolutionary changes in chromosome structure and amphibian phylogeny and relationships including: Phylogenetic analysis of chromosome data, Current techniques of cytogenetic analysis, Examination of all three amphibian orders
 

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Contents

A Pioneer in Amphibian Cytogenetics
1
Current Knowledge and the Role of Cytogenetics
7
CHAPTER 3 Cytotaxonomy of Caecilians
33
CHAPTER 4 Cytogenetics and Evolution of Hynobiid Salamanders
67
CHAPTER 5 Evolutionary Cytosenetics of Bolitoglossine Salamanders Family Plethodontidae
89
CHARIER 6 Cytogenetics of the European Plethodontid Salamanders Genus Hydromantes
131
CHAPTER 7 Repetitive DNA Sequences and the Evolution of Neotropical Plethodontid Salamanders
157
CHAPTER 8 Chromosome Heteromorphism in Newts Triturus and Its Significance in Relation to Evolution and Development
175
CHAPTER 11 The Influence of Life History on Karyotypic Evolution in Frogs
233
CHAPTER 12 Polyploidy and Cytogenetic Variation in Frogs of the Genus Xenopus
259
CHAPTER 13 Chromosome Evolution in Holarctic Hyla Treefrogs
299
CHAPTER 14 Supernumerary Chromosomes in Amphibians
333
CHAPTER 15 The Evolution of Heterochromatin in the Amphibian Genome
359
CHAPTER 16 SexDetermining Mechanisms and Sex Chromosomes in Amphibia
393
Nomenclature for Chromosomes
431
Classification of World Amphibians
433

CHAPTER 9 Evolutionary Cytogenetics of Newts of the Genus Triturus as Revealed Using Monoclonal Antibodies
197
CHAPTER 10 Centromere Fusions and Telomere Fusions during Meiosis in Amphibia
217

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