By Michael W. Gray, John M. Archibald (auth.), Ralph Bock, Volker Knoop (eds.)
The earlier decade has witnessed an explosion of our wisdom at the constitution, coding ability and evolution of the genomes of the 2 DNA-containing phone organelles in crops: chloroplasts (plastids) and mitochondria. Comparative genomics analyses have supplied new insights into the starting place of organelles via endosymbioses and exposed a massive evolutionary dynamics of organellar genomes. additionally, they've got significantly helped to elucidate phylogenetic relationships, particularly in algae and early land vegetation with restricted morphological and anatomical variety. This booklet, written by way of best specialists, summarizes our present wisdom approximately plastid and mitochondrial genomes in all significant teams of algae and land crops. it is also chapters on endosymbioses, plastid and mitochondrial mutants, gene expression profiling and techniques for organelle transformation. The publication is designed for college kids and researchers in plant molecular biology, taxonomy, biotechnology and evolutionary biology.
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