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Emerging Model Organisms, Volume 2: A Laboratory Manual

Handbook / Manual

Series: Emerging Model Organisms Volume: 2

By: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

624 pages, 102 b/w illustrations

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Paperback | Apr 2010 | #194570 | ISBN-13: 9780879698652
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Hardback | Jan 2010 | #194571 | ISBN-13: 9780879699451
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About this book

This second volume of the groundbreaking "Emerging Model Organisms" series expands the collection of species presented in the first volume. Leading experts provide 18 new chapters on emerging model systems, ranging from honeybee, ant, and beetle to Ciona and amphioxus; squid and salamander to yam, Paramecium, and wallaby. Like the first volume, each chapter presents a new organism and provides a detailed explanation of why it is useful for laboratory research, along with information on husbandry, genetics and genomics, pointers toward further resources, and a set of basic laboratory protocols for working with that organism. "Emerging Model Organisms" serves as a practical guidebook for finding just the right organism to address specific research needs.


Contents

Contents

1. Paramecium tetraurelia - The Renaissance of an Early Unicellular Model
2. Maize (Zea mays) - A Model Organism for Basic and Applied Research in Plant Biology
3. The "Mother of Thousands" (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) - A Plant Model for Asexual Reproduction and CAM Studies
4. True Yams (Dioscorea) - A Biological and Evolutionary Link between Eudicots and Grasses
5. The Starlet Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis - An Anthozoan Model Organism for Studies in Comparative Genomics and Functional Evolutionary Developmental Biology
6. The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid (Euprymna scolopes) - A Model to Study the Molecular Basis of Eukaryote-Prokaryote Mutualism and the Development and Evolution of Morphological Novelties in Cephalopods 7. Ants (Formicidae) - Models for Social Complexity
8. The Honeybee Apis mellifera
9. Morphology and Husbandry of the Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus
10. The Parasitoid Wasp Nasonia - An Emerging Model System with Haploid Male Genetics
11. The Red Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera) - A Model for Studies of Development and Pest Biology
12. Cephalochordates (Amphioxus or Lancelets) - A Model for Understanding the Evolution of Chordate Characters
13. The Sea Squirt Ciona intestinalis
14. Ambystoma mexicanum, the Axolotl - A Versatile Amphibian Model for Regeneration, Development, and Evolution Studies
15. The Western Clawed Frog (Xenopus tropicalis) - An Emerging Vertebrate Model for Developmental Genetics and Environmental Toxicology
16. The Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta - A Model System for Vertebrate Evolution, Ecology, and Human Health
17. The Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii - A Model Kangaroo for the Study of Developmental and Reproductive Biology
18. The Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) - A Model for Mammalian Reproduction and Early Embryology

Cautions Appendix
Recipes Appendix
Index

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