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About this book
About this book
Contains some 500 illustrated entries that deal with all branches of genetics ranging from mouse to human to dog genetics, from the genetics of plant and animal viruses to the evolution of HIV virus, and from DNA fingerprinting and sequencing, to the rapidly developing field of genetic engineering and its moral and legal implications.
Entries include: Antibiotic resistance in bacteria; Behavioural and neural genetics of the mouse; Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution; Chloroplasts and mitochondria; Conservation genetics; Development of the egg and early embryo of Drosophila; DNA fingerprinting; Drosophila melanogaster: the fruit fly; Evolution of sex; From the great apes to Gregor Mendel; Fungal genetics; Genetic recombination; Genetics for newcomers; Genetics of psychiatric disorders; Human cytogenetics; Human Genome Project; Introns; Law, ethics and genetics; Microbial genomics; Selfish genes; Separation of the sexes and sex chromosomes in plants; Sex determination in Drosophila; Trees: still challenging breeders at the millennium; X-chromosome inactivation; and many more.
The editor, Dr Eric C.R. Reeve, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, is founding editor of the journal Genetical Research.
952 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
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