N. G. Danilenko and O. G. Davydenko, Worlds of Organelle Genomes minsk: Tekhnalogiya, 2003

N. G. Danilenko and O. G. Davydenko, Worlds of Organelle Genomes minsk: Tekhnalogiya, 2003 Russian Journal of Genetics, Vol. 40, No. 9, 2004, p. 1064. Translated from Genetika, Vol. 40, No. 9, 2004, p. 1296. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Pershina, Shumnyi. BOOK REVIEWS N. G. Danilenko and O. G. Davydenko, Worlds of Organelle Genomes Minsk: Tekhnalogiya, 2003 The development of molecular biological methods genomes with the nuclear genome; and targeted modi- has promoted an outbreak in studies on the structural fication of organelle genomes. and functional characteristics of both nuclear and The structure of the monograph, which consists of organelle genomes. No more than 40 years have passed 14 chapters, is well planned. A conclusion and a list of from the original concepts on extranuclear genetic references follows each chapter. The book is well writ- structures to the current data on the structure and func- ten and illustrated (it contains 43 tables and more than tions of mitochondrial and plastidial genetic systems. 120 figures). However, this has proved enough to form one of the most rapidly developing branches of molecular genet- The monograph deals with the genetics of organelle ics encompassing various issues of functioning eukary- inheritance, the origin and structure of their genomes, otic cells and numerous organisms, from the molecular the expression of plastidial and mitochondrial DNAs genetics of chloroplasts to medical genetics dealing and their interaction with the nuclear genome, sponta- with abnormalities of the human mitochondrial neous and induced variation, the posttranscriptional genome. correction of RNA templates (RNA editing), the The monograph Worlds of Organelle Genomes is a genetic transformation of organelle genomes, and prob- fundamental work on the molecular genetics of cell lems of mitochondrial medicine. The authors have sum- organelles. It embraces all the main branches of this marized and discussed the main achievements in vari- biological science that emerged in the mid-20th cen- ous fields of extranuclear genetics (the monograph con- tury. The discussion and summary of the most impor- tains 1400 references) and demonstrated the effect of tant advances in this research field form the basis of the these achievements on the subsequent progress in this monograph; it also includes some results of the authors' field of genetics. The problems considered in the mono- works and studies performed in the Laboratory of graph will be interesting to molecular geneticists study- Extrachromosomal Heredity of the Institute of Genetics ing both organelle and nuclear genomes and for those and Cytology of the Belarussian Academy of Sciences. carrying out research in various fields, from agricul- tural to medical genetics. This monograph is the first attempt to summarize information on the organization and function of the extranuclear genomes of plants, fungi, and animals; the interactions of the mitochondrial and plastidial L. A. Pershina and V. K. Shumnyi 1022-7954/04/4009-1064 © 2004 MAIK “Nauka / Interperiodica” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

N. G. Danilenko and O. G. Davydenko, Worlds of Organelle Genomes minsk: Tekhnalogiya, 2003

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