Description

Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. 
Features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology.
This thematic volume features reviews on Mitochondrial genome evolution.

Key Features

  • Publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences
  • Features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology
  • This thematic volume features reviews on mitochondrial genome evolution
  • Readership

    Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology

    Table of Contents

    Series Editors

    Contributors

    Preface

    Contents of Volumes 35–62

    Chapter One Mitochondrial and Eukaryotic Origins

    1 Introduction

    2 The Evolution of Eukaryotes is One of Symbiotic Relationships

    3 A Single Origin of Mitochondria?

    4 Traditional Hypotheses on the Origin of Eukaryotes and Mitochondria

    5 Symbiogenesis Hypotheses on the Origin of Eukaryotes

    6 Implications of the Symbiogenesis Hypotheses

    7 The Quest for the Root of the Eukaryotic Tree from a Mitochondrial Perspective

    8 Did Eukaryotes Emerge from within Archaea or vice versa?

    9 Conclusions

    Glossary

    Chapter Two Gene Content and Gene Transfer from Mitochondria to the Nucleus During Evolution

    1 Introduction

    2 Gene Content of Land Plant Mitochondria

    3 Gene Translocation and Integration

    4 Promoter Acquisition

    5 Targeting Signal Acquisition

    6 Gene Substitution

    7 Perspectives on Gene Transfer Analysis

    Chapter Three The Role of Horizontal Transfer in Shaping the Plant Mitochondrial Genome

    1 Introduction

    2 Endosymbiotic Gene Transfer

    3 Interspecific Transfer

    4 Intracellular Transfer

    5 Interspecific and Inter Compartmental Transfer

    6 Mechanisms of Transfer

    7 Evolutionary Significance

    8 Future Prospects

    Chapter Four Mitochondrial Genome Evolution and Gynodioecy

    1 Evolutionary Dynamics of Gynodioecy

    2 Genome Evolution and Gynodioecy

    Chapter Five Cytonuclear Adaptation in Plants

    1 Introduction

    2 Cytonuclear Coadaptation

    3 The Involvement of Organelles in Plant Adaptation to their Environment

    4 Conclusion and Perspectives for Further Research

    Chapter Six Mitochondrial Genomes of Photosynthetic Euglenids and Alveolates

    1 Mitochondrial Genomes of Euglenids

    2 Mitochondrial Genomes of Photosynthe

    Details

    No. of pages:
    488
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780123942791
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780123944429