Advances in Genetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128216859

Advances in Genetics, Volume 105

1st Edition

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Serial Editors: Dhavendra Kumar
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128216859
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2020
Page Count: 258
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Table of Contents

1. Genetic determinants of climate-resilience traits in millets
Mehanathan Muthamilarasan
2. Host and Pathogen Genetics Underpinning Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis
Rhys Farrer
3. Breeding for virus resistance in tomato: Present status and future perspectives
Manoj Prasad
4. Founder variants and population genomes - towards precision medicine
Vinod Scaria
5. FMRP ribonucleoprotein complexes and RNA homeostasis
Luciana Amaral Haddad
6. Developmental Disorders Caused by Mutation in Genes Encoding Ion Channels
Suri Mohnish
7. Recent advances in oomycete genomics
David Fitzpatrick
8. Re-examination of prior hypotheses about circadian clock genes and mental health in the light of genome-wide association studies
Malcolm von Schantz


Advances in Genetics, Volume 105, provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions.

Key Features

  • Critically analyzes future directions for the study of clinical genetics
  • Written and edited by recognized leaders in the field
  • Presents new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics


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


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About the Serial Editors

Dhavendra Kumar Serial Editor

Professor Kumar has considerable previous experience in writing and editing books and journals related to genetics and genomics. His books include Genomics and Clinical Medicine and Genomics and Health in the Developing World. He founded and leads the new open access journal Applied and Translational Genomics, published by Elsevier. He has published 40 articles in the journals literature.

Professor Dhavendra Kumar is a Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is one of the Consultants for the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the lead Clinician for Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics. After qualifying in Medicine from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, he completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics with an MD. Since 1980 he has pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. In 1990 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG) and as well as Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP-London and FRCP-Ireland) and Pediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH-UK).

In 2015, he was conferred with the higher degree of DSc by his Alma Mater, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP, India) based on his life-time contributions and achievements to genetic and genomic applications in medicine and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK