Insect Molecular Genetics
An Introduction to Principles and Applications
- Marjorie Hoy, Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.
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.
- Published: April 2013
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-415874-0
Table of Contents
PART I: GENES AND GENOME ORGANIZATION IN EUKARYOTES1. DNA, Gene Structure, and DNA Replication2. Transcription, Translation, and Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA3. Nuclear and Extranuclear DNA in Insects4. Genetic Systems, Genome Evolution, and Genetic Control of Embryonic Development in InsectsPART II: MOLECULAR GENETIC TECHNIQUES5. Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, Visualize, and Clone DNA6. Some Additional Tools For the Molecular Biologist7. DNA Sequencing and the Evolution of the "-Omics"8. DNA Amplification by the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible9. Transposable-Element Vectors and Other Methods To Genetically Modify Drosophila and Other InsectsPART III: APPLICATIONS IN ENTOMOLOGY10. Sex Determination in Insects11. Molecular Genetics of Insect Behavior12. Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Arthropods13. Insect Population Ecology and Molecular Genetics14. Genetic Modification of Pest and Beneficial Insects for Pest Management ProgramsGlossaryIndex