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Plant Chimeras : Cambridge Studies in Modern Biology - Richard A. E. Tilney-Bassett

Plant Chimeras

Cambridge Studies in Modern Biology

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1991
ISBN: 9780521427876
Number Of Pages: 208

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This book, which was originally published in 1986, introduces the reader to the main steps in the analysis of chimeras, explains their structural and developmental basis, and the ways of classifying and manipulating them. The twelve chapters separate types of chimeras according to their origin - by grafting or polyploidy; their structure - sectorial or periclinal; or according to the varied parts of the plant most affected - tubers, leaves, flowers or fruit. Throughout the book care is taken to distinguish between the activity of the growing-point in determining chimera structure, and the role of gene expression in determining appearance. Examples of the experimental uses of chimeras are given and of the valuable role they can play in studying fundamental questions of anatomical development; the disadvantages of chimeras in mutation breeding are discussed too.

The chimera concept
Sectorial and mericlinal chimeras
Classification of periclinal chimeras
Analysis of periclinal chimeras
Variegated-leaf chimeras
Potato chimeras
Flower chimeras
Fruit chimeras
Other chimeras
Lessons and prospects
Index to subjects
Index to taxa
Index to authors
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ISBN: 9780521427876
ISBN-10: 0521427878
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Biology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd December 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32

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