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Genes, Development and Cancer: The Life and Work of Edward B. Lewis / Edition 1

Genes, Development and Cancer: The Life and Work of Edward B. Lewis / Edition 1

by Howard D. Lipshitz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402075919
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 01/31/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 557
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Background -Invention of the cis-trans test for position effects -Position pseudoalleles -The bithorax pseudoalleles and the concept of developmental control -Gene evolution by tandem duplication -From cisvection to transvection- Extending the bithorax pseudoallelic series -Genetic versus functional models -From genes to gene complexes -Developmental genetics -Gain-of-function and loss-of-function alleles, and the operon model -Genetic mosaics: spatial and temporal aspects of bithorax function -The 1978 paper: a paradigm for the genetic control of development -Trans-acting regulators: positive and negative control of the homeotic complexes -Cis-regulation within the BX-C: the rules of engagement -Positional cloning of the BX-C -Completing the bithorax mutant series -The molecular basis of developmental control -Bithorax and the evolution of sexually dimorphic traits -DNA sequence motifs in the cis-regulatory regions of the BX-C -Evolution of the HOX complexes -Genetic and somatic effects of ionizing radiation -The political and social context -Leukemia and ionizing radiation -Political fallout -Thyroid radiation doses from weapons fallout -Best estimates of risk: leukemia in populations exposed to low doses of radiation -Estimates of lung cancer risk: the Batelle beagles

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