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Chromosome Techniques: Theory and Practice, Third Edition focuses on chromosome research. The book first discusses pre-treatment and hypotonic treatment. Pre-treatment for clearing the cytoplasm and softening the tissues; separation of chromosomes and clarification of constrictions; and hypotonic treatment for chromosome spread are described. The text also explains fixation and processing, including fixing of fluids and mixtures and air-drying techniques for chromosome study. The selection also discusses methods for special materials. Study of division in embryosac mother cells; study of chromosomes from thallophytes; salivary gland, lamp brush, and pachytene chromosomes; spiral structure; and secondary constriction are explained. The text also discusses microscopy, including ordinary light microscopy, high resolution autoradiography, and light microscope autoradiography. The book discusses study of plant chromosomes from tissue culture; chromosome analysis following short- and long-term cultures in animals, including man; and chromosome analysis from malignant tissues. The text takes a look at the banding patterns of chromosomes, including banding pattern techniques, C-banding, and representative schedules for comparative study of different banding patterns. The book further describes somatic cell fusion and the chemical nature of chromosomes, proteins, and enzymes. The text is a vital source of information for readers wanting to conduct research on chromosomes.
Part 1: Physical Nature of Chromosomes
2 Pre-treatment and Hypotonic Treatment
7 Representative Schedules for Direct Observation of Chromosomes from Plants and Animals
8 Methods for Special Materials
Ordinary Light Microscopy
Phase and Interference Microscopy
Light Microscope Auto-radiography
High Resolution Auto-radiography
10 Study of Plant Chromosomes from Tissue Culture
11 Chromosome Analysis Following Short- and Long-term Cultures in Animals, Including Man
12 Chromosome Analysis from Malignant Tissues
13 Study of Banding Patterns of Chromosomes
Banding pattern techniques
Sister Chromatid Exchange
14 Somatic Cell Fusion
15 Effects of Physical and Chemical Agents on Chromosomes
Part 2: Chemical Nature of Chromosomes
17 Nucleic Acid and Its Components
21 Isolation and Extraction of Nuclei, Chromosomes and Chromosome Components
22 Molecular Hybridization in Situ
Appendix 1 Culture Medium for Drosophila
Appendix 2 Buffer Solutions
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
- 9th October 1980
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Er. Arun Sharma, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Food Engineering at National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM). Arun is an early career researcher with a research focus on nanotechnology specifically nanoparticles based nanosensors for food safety detection. He has three book chapters in press with Apple Academic Press, (USA) on Detection of Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables: Methods and Principles. He’s currently leading three research projects at NIFTEM
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Food Engineering, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Kundli, Sonipat, Haryana, India
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