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Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Edited By: Lawrence I Gilbert

576 pages, illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #191766 | ISBN-13: 9780123847478
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About this book

This volume contains ten fully revised or rewritten chapters from the original seven-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science as well as five completely new chapters on topics such as insect immunology, insect genomics, RNAi, and molecular biology of circadian rhythms and circadian behavior.


Contents

1. Insect Genomics

Subba R.Palli, Hua Bai, and J. Wigginton


2. Insect MicroRNAs: From Molecular Mechanisms to Biological Roles

Xavier Belles, Alexandre S. Cristino, Erica D. Tanaka, Mercedes Rubio, and Maria-Dolors Piulachs


3. Insect Transposable Elements

Zhijian Tu


4. Transposable Elements for Insect Transformation

Alfred M. Handler and David A. O'Brochta


5. Cuticular Proteins

Judith H. Willis, Nikos C. Papandreou, Vassiliki A. Iconomidou, Stavros J. Hamodrakas,


6. Cuticular sclerotization and tanning

Svend Olaf Andersen


7. Chitin Metabolism in Insects

Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Hans Merzendorfer, Yasuyuki Arakane, and Karl J. Kramer


8. Insect CYP genes and P450 enzymes

Rene Feyereisen


9. Lipid Transport

D J Van der Horst and R O Ryan


10. Insect Proteases

Michael R. Kanost and Rollie J. Clem


11. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Digestion

W R Terra and C Ferreira


12. Programmed Cell Death in Insects

Susan E. Fahrbach, John R. Nambu, and Lawrence M. Schwartz


13. Regulation of Insect Development by TGF-# Signaling

Philip A. Jensen


14. Insect Immunology

J W Park and B L Lee


15. Molecular and Neural Control of Insect Circadian Rhythms

Yong Zhang and Patrick Emery

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