Insect Molecular Genetics

Insect Molecular Genetics : An Introduction to Principles and Applications

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Developed as an introduction to new molecular genetic techniques, Insect Molecular Genetics provides literature, terminology and additional sources of infomration to students, researchers and professional entomologists. Although most molecular genetics studies have employed Drosophila, the focus of this book is to apply these same techniques to other insects including pest and beneficial insect of economic importance. Detailed illustrations, suggested readings at the end of each chapter and a glossary of entomological terms are just some of the features offered by this unique reference source.
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  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123574900
  • 9780123574909

Table of contents

Genes and Genome Organization in Eukaryotes:Dna and Gene Structure. DNA Replication, Mutations, And Recombination. Transcription, Translation, And Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA. Chromosomal and Extrachromosomal Organization of DNA in Eukaryotes. Genes, Genome Organization, And Development in Insects. Molecular Genetic Techniques: Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, And Visualize DNA. Cloning and Expression Vectors, Libraries, And Their Screening. DNA Sequencing and Genome Analysis. DNA Amplification Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible. P Elements and _ Element Vectors for Transforming Drosophila. Applications in Entomology: Sex Determination in Insects. Molecular Genetics of Insect Behaviour. Molecular Systematics and Evolution. Insect Population Ecology and Genetics. Transgenic Pest and Beneficial Arthropods for Pest Management Programs. Glossary. Index.
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