Insect Molecular Genetics

An Introduction to Principles and Applications


  • Marjorie Hoy, Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.
  • Marjorie Hoy, Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Insect Molecular Genetics, 2nd edition, is a succinct book that briefly introduces graduate and undergraduate students to molecular genetics and the techniques used in this well established and important discipline. The book is written for two converging audiences: those familiar with insects that need to learn about molecular genetics, and those that are familiar with molecular genetics but not familiar with insects. Thus, this book is intended to fill the gap between two audiences that share a common middle ground.
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Advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, faculty and researchers that need a primer of molecular genetics as it relates to entomology. Libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology, pest control, biological control, insect pathology, and molecular genetics.


Book information

  • Published: March 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-357031-4

Table of Contents

I. Genes and Genome Organization in Eukaryotes; 1. DNA, Gene Structure and SNA Replication; 2. Transcription, Translation, and Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA; 3. Nuclear and Extranuclear DNA in Insects; 4. Genetic Systems, Genome Evolution, and Genetic Control of Development in Insects; II. Molecular Genetic Techniques; 5. Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, and Visualize DNA; 6. Cloning and Expression Vectors, Libraries, and Their Screening; 7. DNA Sequencing and the Evolution of the '-onics'; 8. DNA Amplification by the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible; 9. Transposable-Element Vecotrs to Transform Drosophila and Other Insects; III. Applications in Entomology; 10. Sec Determination in Insects; Molecular Genetics of Insect Behavior; 12. Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Arthropods; 13. Insect Population Ecology and Genetics; Transgenic Pest and Beneficial Arthropods for Pest Management Programs; Glossary; Index