The term genome, the basic gene complement of an individual, is almost synonymous with the chromosome complement of both nucleus and organelles. Refinements in cellular, genetic and molecular methods in recent years have opened up unexplored avenues in genome research. The modern tools of gene and genome analyses, coupled with analysis of finer segments of gene sequences in chromosomes utilizing molecular hybridization, are now applied on a wider scale in different groups of plants, ranging from algae to angiosperms. The present series on Plant Genomics: Biodiversity and Evolution aims to cover, in successive volumes, comprehensive reviews, concepts and discussions on the results of genome analysis and their impact on systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution of all plant groups. This volume touches upon the Lower Groups of plants.
From Ancient to and Modern RNA World; Plastid Origin: A Driving Force for the Evolution of Algae; Evolution and Diversity of Dinoflagellates: Molecular Perspectives; Evolution of the Diatoms; Ascomycota: Introduction to Biodiversity, Evolutionary Genomics and Systematics; Yeast Biodiversity and Evolution; Evolutionary Relationships among Economically Important Species of Aspergillus Subgenera Aspergillus and Fumigati; Polymerase Chain Reaction-based Methods in Fusarium Taxonomy; Use of Molecular Markers to Study Host-pathogen Co-evolution; Utility of the Internal Transcribed Spacers of the 18S-5.8S-26S Nuclear Ribosomal DNA in Land Plant Systematics, with a Special Emphasis on Bryophytes; Molecular Evolution of the atPerfect Bind-rbcL Intergenic Spacer in Bryophytes; Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeography of Plagiochila (Jungermanniidae: Plagiochilaceae); Genomes Studies of Cactus Yeast