A Dictionary of Genetics

A Dictionary of Genetics

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The sixth edition of this classic dictionary addresses the need of students and professionals to have access to an up-to-date reference source that not only defines the most recently coined terms, but in many cases also presents important ancillary encyclopedic information. The text has a very broad range, including definitions of strictly genetic words along with a variety of non-genetic terms often encountered in the literature of genetics. There are about 70,000 definitions with tables and drawings to illustrate some. There are also Appendices featuring the classification of living organisms; a chronology of the discoveries and inventions that have led to advances in genetics, cell biology, and the study of evolution; a bibliography of useful books; and a listing of internet sites and databases relevant to genetics and molecular biology.show more

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  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 176 x 250 x 22mm | 939.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 4 halftones, numerous line illustrations
  • 0195143256
  • 9780195143256

About Robert C. King

Robert C. King is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology at Northwestern University. He has published 117 papers and review articles in the field of genetic control of insect oogenesis and has written several books.William D. Stansfield is an Emeritus Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University. He has published numerous books including The Science of Evolution, Theory and Problems in Genetics, and Death of a Rat: Understandings and Appreciations of Science.show more

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From a review of the previous edition: A book I am very glad to have on my shelf at my elbow, and I'll recommend it to the young and highly knowledgeable as well as those who, like myself, increasingly need written aids to memory. Journal of Medical Geneticsshow more

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