'This is a timely and lucid summary of current understanding of remaining challenges in human genetics.'
Donald L. Rucknagel, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Medical Genetics 'This text follows the tradition of excellence of the Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics series ... this text is welcome as it provides a comprehensive review of the current state of understanding of the genetic basis of many of the common diseases ... an essential reference to have in a departmental library.'
R.F. Mueller, St James University Hospital, Leeds, Neuromuscular Disorders, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1993 'Although the author states that his objective is not to provide a complete account of plant physiological genetics, the coverage is broad, and shows a consistency which would not be found in a collection of reviews with the same scope. The brief introductions to each case study would in themselves make a useful physiology textbook ... the book appears to mark the end of a period of research, and not to herald the beginning of a new one. Perhaps this will make it
an enduring classic.'
Andrew Hudson, University of Edinburgh, Genetical Research, Volume 60, 1992 'its value lies in the opportunity it gives readers to look over the fence into areas of research other than their main interest ... It will not only be of interest to the plant physiologist, but will be particularly useful to the molecular biologist. In general I think this book is successful in meeting the author's objectives and I am sure it will take its rightful place in both main and departmental libraries.' Plant, Cell and