Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics

Edited by

  • Sydney Brenner, Institute of Molecular Scieces, Berkeley, Califoria, U.S.A.
  • Jeffrey Miller, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

The explosion of the field of genetics over the last decade, with the new technologies that have stimulated research, suggests that a new sort of reference work is needed to keep pace with such a fast-moving and interdisciplinary field.  Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition, builds on the foundation of the first edition by addressing many of the key subfields of genetics that were just in their infancy when the first edition was published. The currency and accessibility of this foundational content will be unrivalled, making this work useful for scientists and non-scientists alike.  Featuring relatively short entries on genetics topics written by experts in that topic, Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics provides an effective way to quickly learn about any aspect of genetics, from Abortive Transduction to Zygotes. Adding to its utility, the work provides short entries that briefly define key terms, and a guide to additional reading and relevant websites for further study. Many of the entries include figures to explain difficult concepts. Key terms in related areas such as biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology are also included, and there are entries that describe historical figures in genetics, providing insights into their careers and discoveries.
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Intended for university libraries, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, instructors, and clinicians in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biotechnology, systems biology, structural biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, and related life science areas. It is likely to be of interest to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and government and private consulting agencies in related fields.


Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374984-0

Table of Contents

Biochemical Genetics

Developmental Genetics

Evolutionary/Population Genetics



Human/Clinical Genetics

Molecular Genetics


Plant Genetics

Yeast Genetics