Suggested Readings

Beermann, W., and U. Clever. 1964. Chromosome puffs. Scientific American 210(4):50- 58.

Describes early research on chromosome puffs that led to the conclusion that puffs are areas of active transcription.

Blackburn, E. H. 2000. Telomere states and cell fates. Nature 408:53-56.

Proposal that telomere length is less important to cell aging than telomere capping. Burlingame, R. W., W. E. Love, B. C. Wang, R. Hamlin, H. X. Nguyen, and E. N. Moudrianakis. 1985. Crystallographic structure of the octameric histone core of the nucleosome at a resolution of 3.3 A. Science 228:546- 553. A detailed description of the histone octamer based on X-ray crystallographic data.

Cohen, S. N., and J. A. Shapiro. 1980. Transposable genetic elements. Scientific American 242(2):40 - 49. A readable review of transposable elements.

Fedoroff, N. V. 1993. Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 - September 2, 1992). Genetics 136:1 - 10. An excellent summary of Barbara McClintock's life and her influence in genetics. Grindley, N. D. F., and R. R. Reed. 1985. Transpositional recombination in prokaryotes. Annual Review of Biochemistry 54:863 - 896.

A thorough review of mechanisms of transposition.

Greider, C. W., and E. H. Blackburn. 1996. Telomeres, telomerase, and cancer. Scientific American 274(2):92 - 97. An excellent review of telomeres and telomerase.

Hagmann, M. 1999. How chromatin changes its shape. Science 285:1200-1203.

A report of research on how chromatin changes its shape in response to various genetic functions. Houck, M. A., J. B. Clark, K. R. Peterson, and M. G. Kidwell. 1991. Possible horizontal transfer of Drosophila genes by the mite Proctolaelaps regalis. Science 253:1125 - 1129. Reports that P elements may have been transported by mites.

Keller, E. F. 1983. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company. A wonderful biography of Barbara McClintock that captures her unique personality, her love for research, and her deep understanding of corn genetics.

Kornberg, R. D., and A. Klug. 1981. The nucleosome. Scientific American 244(2):52 - 64.

A good review of basic chromatin structure and how it was discovered.

Luger, K., A. W. Mader, R. K. Richmond, D. F. Sargent, and T. J. Richmond. 1997. Crystal structure of the nucleosome core particle at 2.8 A resolution. Nature 389:251 - 260. A report of the detailed structure of the nucleosome as revealed by X-ray crystallography.

McEachern, M. J., A. Krauskopf, and E. H. Blackburn. 2000. Telomeres and their control. Annual Review of Genetics 34:331 - 358.

A review of telomere structure and control. Murray, A. W., and J. W. Szostak. 1987. Artificial chromosomes. Scientific American 257(5):62 -68.

Describes how YACs are created and gives the history of their discovery.

Ng, H. H., and A. Bird. 2000. Histone deacetylases: silencers for hire. Trends in Biochemical Science 25:121 - 126. Reviews the role of acetylation in the control of chromatin structure and gene expression.

Pluta, A. F., A. M. Mackay, A. M. Ainsztein, I. G. Goldberg, and W. C. Earnshaw. 1995. The centromere: hub of chromosomal activities. Science 270:1591 -1594.

An excellent review of centromere structure and function. Syvanen, M. 1984. The evolutionary implications of mobile genetic elements. Annual Review of Genetics 18:271 - 293. A review that discusses the evolutionary significance of transposable elements.

Travers, A. 1999. The location of the linker histone on the nucleosome. Trends in Biochemical Science 24:4 - 7. Reviews and discusses different models concerning the location of the linker H1 histone in the chromatosome. Voytas, D. F. 1996. Retroelements in genome organization. Science 274:737- 738.

A discussion of the organization of transposable elements in maize.

Weiner, A. M., P. L. Deininger, and A. Efstatiadis. 1986. Nonviral retroposon: genes, pseudogenes, and transposable elements generated by the reverse flow of genetic information. Annual Review of Biochemistry 55:631 - 661.

A review of retrotransposons and related genetic elements.

Wolffe, A. P. 1998. Chromatin: Structure and Function, 3d ed. San Diego: Academic Press.

A detailed and current review of chromatin structure and function.

Zakian, V. A. 1995. Telomeres: beginning to understand the end. Science 270:1601 -1606.

An excellent review of telomere structure and function.

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