Meiosis and Mitosis

Meiosis and Mitosis

Biochemistry, Physiology, Morphology

1st Edition - January 1, 1961

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  • Editors: Jean Brachet, Alfred E. Mirsky
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216560

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1961
  • Published: January 1, 1961
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216560

About the Editors

Jean Brachet

Alfred E. Mirsky

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