1. Why Study Chromosomes?.
2. Mitosis, Meiosis And The Cell Cycle.
3. DNA, The Genetic Code.
4. Assembly Of Chromatin.
5. The Chromosomes In Interphase.
6. Structure Of Mitotic And Meiotic Chromosomes.
7. Constitutive Heterochromatin.
8. Sex Chromosomes And Sex Determination.
10. Euchromatin And The Longitudinal Differentiation Of Chromosomes.
11. The Nucleolus And The Nucleolus Organizing Regions (Nors).
12. Centromeres, Kinetochores And The Segregation Of Chromosomes.
14. Lampbrush Chromosomes.
15. Polytene Chromosomes.
16. Chromosomes, The Karyotype And Evolution.
17. Chromosomes And Disease.
18. Chromosome Engineering And Artificial Chromosomes
"This admirable book exemplifies what can distil from depth of experience: in this case Sumner's years in what has now become the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh...The strengths of this book are simplicity and directness, a consistently comparative approach, and a judicious summing up where no clear answer can yet be given...The usual cliche that 'undergraduates would benefit from reading this book' is for once entirely justified...This is how science should be written; no-one teaching or thinking about genetics should be without access to it." Simon Baumberg, University of Leeds, Microbiology Today, June 2004
"This is a clear, well written book that uses a good comparative approach, referring to many model organisms. Throughout the book, Dr Sumner highlights important unanswered questions, which will be particularly valuable to readers new to this area. The book is clearly illustrated with some amazing images. I will certainly be using and recommending this book." BSCB Newsletter, January 2005
- The most up-to-date overview of chromosomes in all their forms.
- Introduces cutting-edge topics such as artificial chromosomes and studies of telomere biology.
- Describes the methods used to study chromosomes.
- The perfect complement to Turner.