Insect Molecular Genetics, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0240821319
  • ISBN-13: 9780240821313
  • DDC: 572.8157
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 838 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Insect Molecular Genetics, Third Edition, summarizes and synthesizes two rather disparate disciplines—entomology and molecular genetics. This volume provides an introduction to the techniques and literature of molecular genetics; defines terminology; and reviews concepts, principles, and applications of these powerful tools. The world of insect molecular genetics, once dominated by Drosophila, has become much more diverse, especially with the sequencing of multiple arthropod genomes (from spider mites to mosquitoes). This introduction includes discussion of honey bees, mosquitoes, flour beetles, silk moths, fruit flies, aphids, house flies, kissing bugs, cicadas, butterflies, tsetse flies and armyworms. This book serves as both a foundational text and a review of a rapidly growing literature. With fully revised and updated chapters, the third edition will be a valuable addition to the personal libraries of entomologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Genes and Genome Organization in Eukaryotes.
2: DNA, Gene Structure, and DNA Replication.
3: Transcription, Translation, and Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA.
4: Nuclear and Extranuclear DNA in Insects.
5: Genetic Systems, Genome Evolution, and Genetic Control of Embryonic Development in Insects.
6: Molecular Genetic Techniques.
7: Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, Visualize, and Clone DNA.
8: Some Additional Tools for the Molecular Biologist.
9: DNA Sequencing and the Evolution of the “-Omics”.
10: DNA Amplification by the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible.
11: Transposable-Element Vectors and Other Methods to Genetically Modify Drosophila and Other Insects.
12: Applications in Entomology.
13: Sex Determination in Insects.
14: Molecular Genetics of Insect Behavior.
15: Molecular Systematics and the Evolution of Arthropods.
16: Insect Population Ecology and Molecular Genetics.
17: Genetic Modification of Pest and Beneficial Insects for Pest-Management Programs.