Description

Inherited enzyme variations, studied using electrophoresis, can be used as markers for the identification of individuals, population structure analysis, the delineation of species boundaries and phytogenetic reconstruction. The purpose of this book is to describe, in a single convenient handbook, all the theoretical and practical matters relevant to those intending to use electrophoresis as a tool for answering such questions.

Readership

Ecologists, biochemists, zoologists, and geneticists working on animal population studies or breeding animals for research purposes.

Table of Contents

Project Planning: Genetics. Electrophoresis. Population Structures. Systematics. Statistical Methods. Project Planning and Sampling Strategies. Collecting the Data: Sample Collection, Handling and Preparation. Electrophoresis Methods. Specific Enzyme Methods for Cellulose Acetate Electrophoresis. Strategies. Analysing the Data: Population Analysis. Using Electrophoresis Data. Analysis of Electrophoretic Data in Systematics. Other Types of Project: Other Biological Uses for Allozyme Electrophoresis. Appendixes. Bibliography. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780323139649
Print ISBN:
9780125878401

About the authors

M. Adams

Martin Adams is Professor of Food Microbiology at Surrey University, UK.