Meiosis

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 21, 2005 - Science - 396 pages
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This is the first comprehensive review and discussion of meiosis, the antithesis of fertilization. Meiosis is a special form of nuclear division "invented" by sexually reproducing eukaryotes to ensure that a correct chromosome complement is maintained over successive generations. In this masterly treatment, the author describes the scheduling, mechanisms, biochemistry and the genetic control of the events of meiosis in sexual systems as well as the variants adopted by subsexual forms. This will be an essential text for upper division students and research workers in genetics, cytology and cell biology.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction multiplication and division
1
2 Modes of meiosis
29
3 Occurrence and timing of meiosis
103
4 Events and mechanisms of meiosis
113
5 Chromosome disjunction
202
6 The genetic control of meiosis
248
7 Sequences and consequences of meiosis
271
8 Evolutionary aspects of meiosis
304
Postlogue
324
References
328
Index
369
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