312 pages, Illustrations
Serving the needs of pigment cell biologists, cellular physiologists, developmental geneticists, researchers interested in melanoma and more, this new book showcases a blend of new technologies and new insights in the field of pigmantary genetics of mice, with comparative information on other animals. Graduate students can learn here the terminology and scope of the field, and animal fanciers can discover the genetics behind common color variants of mammals. The book is hailed for being written by four of the premier scientists in the field. These authors aim to present the molecular /cellular work in the context of phenotype and the interacting functions of genes that direct the development and function of one biological system. For other researchers, the depth of genetic knowledge on the pigmantary system makes it a valuable model for the study of other systems.
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Part I: Introduction to the Pigmentary System
1. Introduction to the Pigmentary System
Part II: The Pigmentary Loci
2. Introduction to Mutant Pigmentary Genes
3. White Spotting and Progressive Graying
4. 'Albinism' and the Failure of Normal Melanosome Development
5. Pigment-Type Switching
Part III: Technology and Resources
6. Novel Mouse Pigmentary Mutants Generated by Genetic Manipulation
7. Other Species and Other Resources
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Associated with Wiley's Pigment Cell Journal, the authors are of the highest stature in their fields. Lynn Lamoreux is a mouse geneticist well known for her work in pigment system. Dorothy Bennett is an expert on growth and biology of melanocytes while Dr. Larue is an expert on melanoma. together they are some of the most respected researchers in pigment cell biology