Plant Centromere Biology is dedicated to plant centromere research. Chapters cover the structure of centromeres from several plant species including Arabidopsis thaliana, rice, maize, wheat and beet, while other sections cover several unique characteristics associated with plant centromeres, including classical and modern neocentromeres, centromere drive and centromere misdivision. Additional chapters are dedicated to epigenetic modification and evolution of plant centromeres, and development and application of plant artificial chromosomes.
Written by an international group of experts in the field, Plant Centromere Biology is a valuable handbook for all plant scientists working on plant genome research. Beyond the bench, it can also serve as a helpful reference tool or textbook for upper level college classes on cytogenetics or genome analysis.
Chapter 1 Arabidopsis Centromeres (pages 1–14): Minoru Murata
Chapter 2 Rice Centromeres (pages 15–24): Jiming Jiang
Chapter 3 Maize Centromeres (pages 25–38): Gernot Presting
Chapter 4 A Molecular Cytogenetic Analysis of the Structure, Evolution, and Epigenetic Modifications of Major DNA Sequences in Centromeres of Beta Species (pages 39–55): Falk Zakrzewski, Beatrice Weber and Thomas Schmidt
Chapter 5 Centromere Synteny among Brachypodium, Wheat, and Rice (pages 57–66): Lili Qi, Bernd Friebe and Bikram S. Gill
Chapter 6 CENH3 for Establishing and Maintaining Centromeres (pages 67–82): Inna Lermontova and Ingo Schubert
Chapter 7 Holokinetic Centromeres (pages 83–94): Stefan Heckmann and Andreas Houben
Chapter 8 Is the Heterochromatin of Meiotic Neocentromeres a Remnant of the Early Evolution of the Primitive Centromere? (pages 95–109): Maria J. Puertas and Alfredo Villasante
Chapter 9 Misdivision of Centromeres (pages 111–128): Adam J. Lukaszewski
Chapter 10 Female Meiotic Drive in Monkeyflowers: Insight into the Population Genetics of Selfish Centromeres (pages 129–145): Lila Fishman
Chapter 11 Plant Centromere Epigenetics (pages 147–158): Ryan N. Douglas and James A. Birchler
Chapter 12 Centromere Evolution (pages 159–168): Jiming Jiang
Chapter 13 Centromere?Mediated Generation of Haploid Plants (pages 169–181): Maruthachalam Ravi and Simon W.?L. Chan
Chapter 14 Engineered Plant Chromosomes (pages 183–192): Robert T. Gaeta and James A. Birchler