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Edited by Carol Bernstein

University of Arizona


Harris Bernstein

University of Arizona, United States of America

Meiosis is the key process underlying sexual reproduction in eukaryotes, occurring in single-celled eukaryotes and in most multicellular eukaryotes including animals and most plants. Thus meiosis is of considerable interest, both at the scientific level and at the level of natural human curiosity about sexual reproduction. Improved understanding of important aspects of meiosis has emerged in recent years and major questions are starting to be answered, such as: How does meiosis occur at the molecular level, How did meiosis and sex arise during evolution, What is the major adaptive function of meiosis and sex. In addition, changing perspectives on meiosis and sex have led to the question: How should meiosis be taught. This book proposes answers to these questions, with extensive supporting references to the current literature.

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MeiosisEdited by Carol Bernstein

Published: September 11th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56972

ISBN: 978-953-51-1197-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5385-6

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

14133 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Intrinsic Homology-Sensing and Assembling Property of Chromatin Fiber

By Jun-ichi Nishikawa, Yasutoshi Shimooka and Takashi Ohyama


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2. Meiosis and the Paradox of Sex in Nature

By Elvira Hörandl


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3. Evolutionary Origin and Adaptive Function of Meiosis

By Harris Bernstein and Carol Bernstein


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4. Meiosis: Its Origin According to the Viral Eukaryogenesis Theory

By Philip Bell


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5. Teaching of Meiosis and Mitosis in Schools of Developing Countries: How to Improve Education with a Plant Reproduction Project

By Erica Duarte-Silva, Adriano Silvério and Angela M. H. D. Silva


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