Special Issue "Genetics of Mammalian Meiosis"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2010)
Prof. Dr. John Schimenti (Website)
Center for Vertebrate Genomics, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine T9014A, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Dr. Paula E. Cohen (Website)
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401, USA
Phone: 607 253 4301
Fax: 607 253 4495
As a process that is central to eukaryotic life, meiosis has been a topic of fascination for generations of biologists. The elegant molecular genetics of fungal systems have led to an impressive understanding of the intricate chromosomal events leading to spore production, and the underlying genetic control of these events. In mammals, the biological complexities associated with spermatogenesis and oogenesis present challenges to defining the genes governing meiosis. However, genomics technologies and animal modeling have enabled remarkable headway in recent years. This special issue will contain reports focusing on the elucidation of genes controlling key aspects of mammalian meiosis (such as recombination, chromosome behavior, and gene regulation), and the unique features of mammalian meiosis that have implications for fertility and fidelity of genome transmission to offspring.
Prof. Dr. John Schimenti
Dr. Paula E. Cohen