Description

The field of genetics is rapidly evolving, and new medical breakthroughs are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics. This series continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.

Key Features

  • Includes methods for testing with ethical, legal, and social implications
  • Critically analyzes future

Readership

Molecular geneticists, clinical geneticists, neurologists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, and biochemists

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Chapter One. Biology and Mechanisms of Short RNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans

1 Introduction

2 miRNA Function

3 RNAi and Endogenous siRNAs

4 21U-RNAs, C. elegans piRNAs

5 Systemic Features of RNAi

6 Outlook

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Two. Genetics of Immune Recognition and Response in Drosophila host defense

1 Introduction

2 Toll Signaling in Drosophila

3 The Immune Deficiency Pathway

4 Immunity as a Sensor of Metabolism

5 Concluding Remarks—Future Directions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Recent Advances in Septum Biogenesis in Neurospora crassa

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Septum Ontogeny

3 Septum Wall Biosynthesis

4 Septal Pores and Associated Proteins

5 Conclusions

6 Outlook and Future Research

Acknowledgments

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
148
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124078017
Print ISBN:
9780124076754

About the serial-volume-editors

Theodore Friedmann

School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, USA

Jay Dunlap

Dr. Jay Dunlap works at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, NH, USA

Stephen F. Goodwin

Dr. Stephen Goodwin works at the University of Oxford.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, UK

Reviews

Praise for previous volumes in the series:
"Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." –Nature

"Can be highly recommended to geneticists, and biologists in general...will prove to be of high importance for the development of the science of genetics." --Science