“Meiosis” ed. by Carol Bernstein and Harris Bernstein
InTeOpP | 2013 | ISBN: 9535111979 9789535111979 | 131 pages | PDF | 6 MB


This book reviews a number of recent studies concerned with the origin and function of meiosis, presents a practical approach to teaching meiosis and gives examples of how a low cost program can be set up. This will allow to understand the general processes employed by different types of plants that undergo meiosis.

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. 

Section 1 Molecular Basis of Meiosis
1 Intrinsic Homology-Sensing and Assembling Property of Chromatin Fiber
Section 2 Origin and Function of Meiosis
2 Meiosis and the Paradox of Sex in Nature
3 Evolutionary Origin and Adaptive Function of Meiosis
4 Meiosis: Its Origin According to the Viral Eukaryogenesis Theory
Section 3 Teaching Meiosis
5 Teaching of Meiosis and Mitosis in Schools of Developing Countries: How to Improve Education with a Plant Reproduction Project


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