Insect Molecular Genetics

Insect Molecular Genetics : An Introduction to Principles and Applications

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Insect Molecular Genetics, Third Edition, summarizes and synthesizes two rather disparate disciplines-entomology and molecular genetics. This volume provides an introduction to the techniques and literature of molecular genetics; defines terminology; and reviews concepts, principles, and applications of these powerful tools. The world of insect molecular genetics, once dominated by Drosophila, has become much more diverse, especially with the sequencing of multiple arthropod genomes (from spider mites to mosquitoes). This introduction includes discussion of honey bees, mosquitoes, flour beetles, silk moths, fruit flies, aphids, house flies, kissing bugs, cicadas, butterflies, tsetse flies and armyworms. This book serves as both a foundational text and a review of a rapidly growing literature. With fully revised and updated chapters, the third edition will be a valuable addition to the personal libraries of entomologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 838 pages
  • 193.04 x 238.76 x 43.18mm | 1,837.04g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations (some color)
  • 0124158749
  • 9780124158740
  • 1,390,728

Table of contents

PART I: GENES AND GENOME ORGANIZATION IN EUKARYOTES 1. DNA, Gene Structure, and DNA Replication 2. Transcription, Translation, and Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA 3. Nuclear and Extranuclear DNA in Insects 4. Genetic Systems, Genome Evolution, and Genetic Control of Embryonic Development in Insects PART II: MOLECULAR GENETIC TECHNIQUES 5. Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, Visualize, and Clone DNA 6. Some Additional Tools For the Molecular Biologist 7. DNA Sequencing and the Evolution of the "-Omics" 8. DNA Amplification by the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible 9. Transposable-Element Vectors and Other Methods To Genetically Modify Drosophila and Other Insects PART III: APPLICATIONS IN ENTOMOLOGY 10. Sex Determination in Insects 11. Molecular Genetics of Insect Behavior 12. Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Arthropods 13. Insect Population Ecology and Molecular Genetics 14. Genetic Modification of Pest and Beneficial Insects for Pest Management Programs Glossary Index
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Review quote

Praise for the second edition: "I enthusiastically recommend this book to any student or established researcher in need of an introduction to the molecular genetics of arthropods." -EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY (2003)
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