Preface; Nomenclature, abbreviations and conventions; 1. Introduction to avian biochemistry and molecular biology; Part I. Metabolism: 2. Avian nutrition; 3. Carbohydrate and intermediary metabolism; 4. Lipids and their metabolism; 5. Protein and amino acid metabolism; 6. Metabolic adaptation of particular importance in avian species; 7. The role of avian hormones in the control of metabolism; Part II. The Avian Genome and its Expression: 8. The avian genome; 9. Avian multidomain genes and multigene families: their evolution and function; 10. Avian steroid hormones and the control of gene expression; 11. Avian oncogenes; 12. Molecular genetics of avian development; 13. The molecular basis of avian immunology; References; Index.
Avian Biochemistry and Molecular Biologyby Lewis Stevens
Pub. Date: 02/15/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Birds' lifestyles are energetically demanding, and egg laying, feather production and flight all generate distinctive stresses which must be met by the bird's metabolism and genetic make-up. This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of both avian biochemistry and molecular biology, covering two broad areas, that of metabolism and its control and the genetic composition of birds and gene expression. The book will be of value to all researchers and postgraduate students interested in birds.
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