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Plant Chimeras

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  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521427876

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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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521427876
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 150 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The chimera concept
    2. Meristems
    3. Sectorial and mericlinal chimeras
    4. Classification of periclinal chimeras
    5. Analysis of periclinal chimeras
    6. Cytochimeras
    7. Variegated-leaf chimeras
    8. Potato chimeras
    9. Flower chimeras
    10. Fruit chimeras
    11. Other chimeras
    12. Lessons and prospects
    Index to subjects
    Index to taxa
    Index to authors.

  • Author

    Richard A. E. Tilney-Bassett

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