By Marjorie A. Hoy
Insect Molecular Genetics, 3rd Edition, summarizes and synthesizes quite disparate disciplines—entomology and molecular genetics. This quantity offers an creation to the thoughts and literature of molecular genetics; defines terminology; and stories ideas, ideas, and purposes of those strong instruments. the realm of insect molecular genetics, as soon as ruled by means of Drosophila, has develop into even more assorted, specifically with the sequencing of a number of arthropod genomes (from spider mites to mosquitoes). This creation contains dialogue of honey bees, mosquitoes, flour beetles, silk moths, fruit flies, aphids, apartment flies, kissing insects, cicadas, butterflies, tsetse flies and armyworms.
This publication serves as either a foundational textual content and a evaluate of a quickly starting to be literature. With absolutely revised and up to date chapters, the 3rd version may be a useful addition to the private libraries of entomologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists.
- Up-to-date references to special overview articles, web pages, and seminal citations within the disciplines
- Well crafted and instructive illustrations imperative to explaining the suggestions of molecular genetics
- Glossary of phrases to aid novices study the vocabulary of molecular biology
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