Advances in Genetics
- Jeffrey Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
- Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
- Francesco Giannelli, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, London, U.K.
- Theodore Friedmann, University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
This volume of Advances in Genetics illustrates the series goal to publish the most current, up-to-date reviews in the field of molecular and human genetics. This volume deviates from previous volumes in that it focuses solely on the polytene chromosome. In an excellent and exhaustive review, I.F. Zhimulev illustrates the use and function of the polytene chromosome in three parts: morphology and structure, organization and functional role of the heterochromaticregions, and the transcription patterns and replication of the chromosome. To best illustrate the breadth and scope of research, Dr. Zhimulev includes more than 100 figures and more than 2900 references specifically relevant to the polytene chromosome.
Graduate students and researchers in all facets of genetics: molecular, cell, and developmental biology, as well as human genetic medicine.