Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Meiosis - Molecular Mechanisms and Cytogenetic Diversity

Edited by Andrew Swan, ISBN 978-953-51-0118-5, 472 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 29, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1232
Edited Volume

Meiosis, the process of forming gametes in preparation for sexual reproduction, has long been a focus of intense study. Meiosis has been studied at the cytological, genetic, molecular and cellular levels. Studies in model systems have revealed common underlying mechanisms while in parallel, studies in diverse organisms have revealed the incredible variation in meiotic mechanisms. This book brings together many of the diverse strands of investigation into this fascinating and challenging field of biology.