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DNA in Tree Species

  • S. S. Dhillon
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Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 24-26)

Abstract

The DNA quantity and quality of the haploid chromosome complement is commonly termed genome, and the size of the genome and its organization is an important area of research in biology. The quantity or haploid nuclear DNA content (C-value) is given in picograms (10−12g) or daltons; the quality is characterized by the base sequence, the number of different nucleotide sequences (or complexity) and their frequency (or reiteration). The genomes of tree species are typical eukaryote genomes that differ from prokaryotes by their larger size, increased information content, excess of non-coding (repetitious) DNA, association of the DNA with acidic and basic proteins, and separation from the cytoplasm by a nuclear envelope.

Keywords

Forest Genetic Gymnosperm Species Reassociation Kinetic Increase Information Content Latitudinal Population 
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