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The last two decades has been the most exciting period in cucurbit genetic, genomic, and breeding research especially for cucumber, melon, and watermelon. In addition, cucumber became the first cucurbit to be sequenced, after other field crops such as rice, sorghum, soybean, and maize. In thirteen chapters by 34 internationally renowned scientists, this book provides an in-depth review of the state of the art of genetic and genomic research conducted in cucurbits. It will be an essential resource for cucurbit researchers as well as scientists working in other crops.
Key to life - Cells - Genes - DNA - Baby blueprint - Genetic traits - Genetic diseases - Nature and nurture - Genetic engineering - Cloning and choosing - Genetic medicine - DNA mapping - DNA debates.
The complete coverage of this book makes it an ideal companion for students of genetics. Its organization complements any standard undergraduate textbook. Core material is presented in outline form, making it easier to digest and review key concepts. Coverage of the basic phenomenology of inheritance, genetic analysis, and genetic logic and rationales will be appropriate for every student taking a course in genetics. Additionally, review questions and problems, with answers, appear at the end of each chapter.
Genetics and Fish Breeding provides a thorough review of this important subject, highlighting species which are bred commercially, such as salmon, trout, carp and goldfish. The author, who is an acknowledged expert in this subject, has drawn together a wealth of information, providing a book which should be bought by all fish biologists, fisheries scientists, geneticists and aquarists.
Professors Tom Strachan & Andrew Read awarded the Education Award 2007 of the ESHG for their outstanding contribution to the dispersal of knowledge of modern human molecular genetics among students and professionals. Following the completion of the Human Genome Project the content and organization of the third edition of Human Molecular Genetics has been thoroughly revised. * Part One (Chapters 1-7) covers basic material on DNA structure and function, chromosomes, cells and development, pedigree analysis and the basic techniques used in the laboratory. * Part Two (Chapters 8-12) discusses the various genome sequencing projects and the insights they provide into the organisation, expression, variation and evolution of our genome. * Part Three (Chapters 13-18) focuses on mapping, identifying and diagnosing the genetic causes of mendelian and complex diseases and cancer. * Part Four (Chapters 19-21) looks at the wider horizons of functional genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, animal models and therapy. There are new chapters on cells and development and on functional genomics. The sections on complex diseases have been completely rewritten and reorganized, as has the chapter on Genome Projects. Other changes include a new section on molecular phylogenetics (Chapter 12) and the introduction of 'Ethics Boxes' to discuss some of the implications of the new knowledge. Virtually every page has been revised and updated to take account of the stunning developments of the past four years since the publication of the last edition of Human Molecular Genetics. Features: * Integration of Human Genome Project data throughout the book * Two new chapters 'Cells and Development' (Chapter 3) and 'Beyond the Genome Project: Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics' (Chapter 19) * Completely rewritten and reorganised coverage of complex disease genetics * Increased emphasis on gene function and on applications of genetic knowledge, including ethical issues * More prominence given to novel approaches to treating disease, such as cell-based therapies, pharmacogenomics, and personalised medicine * Special topic boxes that include detailed coverage of ethical, legal and social issues, including eugenics, genetic testing and discrimination, germ-line gene therapy and genetic enhancement, and human cloning * Contains two indices: a general index and one that contains names of diseases and disorders Supplements: Art of HMG3 (CD-ROM) 0-8153-4183-0: £34.00
This handbook covers all dimensions of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for the non-oncologist. A special emphasis is placed on the long term survivor.
Divided into five parts viz, Mendelian Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding and Genomics spanning about 900 pages with 250 diagrams and 150 worked problems, this edition, deals with experimentation in gene cloning, recombinant DNA technology and Human Genome project.