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Meiosis and Mitosis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121233037, 9781483216560

Meiosis and Mitosis

1st Edition

Biochemistry, Physiology, Morphology

Editors: Jean Brachet Alfred E. Mirsky
eBook ISBN: 9781483216560
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1961
Page Count: 454
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The Cell: Biochemistry, Physiology, Morphology, Volume III: Meiosis and Mitosis covers chapters on meiosis and mitosis. The book discusses meiosis with regard to the meiotic behavior of chromosomes; the anomalous meiotic behavior in organisms with localized centromeres and in forms with nonlocalized centromeres; and the nature of the synaptic force. The text also describes the mechanism of crossing over; the relationship of chiasmata to crossing over and metaphase pairing; and the reductional versus equational disjunction. The process of mitosis and the physiology of cell division are also considered. The book further tackles the significance of cell division and chromosomes; the essential mitotic plan and its variants; the preparations for mitosis; and the transition period. The text also demonstrates the time course of mitosis; the mobilization of the mitotic apparatus; metakinesis; the metaphase; the mitotic apparatus; anaphase; telophase; cytokinesis; and the physiology of the dividing cell. Physiological reproduction; mitotic rhythms and experimental synchronization; and the blockage and stimulation of division are also encompassed. Biologists, microbiologists, zoologists, and botanists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents, Volume I

Contents, Volume II

Contents, Volumes IV and V

1. Meiosis

I. Introduction

II. Meiotic Behavior of Chromosomes

III. Anomalous Meiotic Behavior in Organisms with Localized Centromeres

IV. The Nature of the Synaptic Force

V. The Mechanism of Crossing Over

VI. The Relationship of Chiasmata to Crossing Over and Metaphase Pairing

VII. Reductional versus Equational Disjunction

VIII. Meiotic Behavior in Forms with Nonlocalized Centromeres


2. Mitosis and the Physiology of Cell Division

I. Introduction

II. The Plan of Cell Reproduction

III. The Preparations for Mitosis

IV. The Transition Period

V. The Time Course of Mitosis

VI. The Mobilization of the Mitotic Apparatus

VII. Metakinesis: The First Movement of the Chromosomes

VIII. The Engagement of the Chromosomes: Metaphase

IX. The Mitotic Apparatus

X. Anaphase

XI. Telophase Problems

XII. Cytokinesis

XIII. Physiology of the Dividing Cell

XIV. Physiological Reproduction

XV. Mitotic Rhythms and Experimental Synchronization

XVI. Blockage and Stimulation of Division


Author Index

Subject Index


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Jean Brachet

Alfred E. Mirsky

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