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Advances in Genetics
     

Advances in Genetics

by Theodore Friedmann
 

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Advances in Genetics provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically

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Advances in Genetics provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions.

  • Critically analyzes future directions for the study of clinical genetics
  • Written and edited by recognized leaders in the field
  • Presents new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Roger W. Melvold, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This volume of the annual series is devoted entirely to giant polytene chromosomes.
Purpose: These structures, the only chromosomal entities large enough to be visualized during interphase, are probably best known in Drosophila, but are they found in several other insects as well. The volume is written entirely by Dr. Zhimulev and attempts to serve as a reference monograph bringing together the state of knowledge on polytene chromosomes in terms of structure, organization, and function.
Audience: This is directed toward geneticists, primarily those interested in chromosomal structure and organization.
Features: The volume contains numerous black-and-white figures and drawings and photomicrographs that are very well done and aid greatly in illustrating the points to be made. The material is laid out in 12 logically organized chapters, and the data presented are heavily cited. The table of contents and index are both rather brief, but the bibliography is quite extensive, occupying about 130 pages (over a quarter of the entire text), and includes references up through 1995.
Assessment: This volume would be very useful for anyone working in the field because of the breadth of its coverage and extensive bibliography. It would also be useful for those wishing to learn about polytene chromosome for teaching purposes, and it should be in the library of any institution with significant biological teaching and research activities.
From the Publisher
Praise for the Series:
"Can be highly recommended to geneticists, and biologists in general... will prove to be of high importance for the development of the science of genetics." —SCIENCE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080888767
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/05/2009
Series:
Advances in Genetics , #66
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
358
File size:
775 KB

Meet the Author

School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, USA

Dr. Jay Dunlap works at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Dr. Stephen Goodwin works at the University of Oxford.

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