Biological Organization at the Cellular and Supercellular Level - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227351, 9781483274256

Biological Organization at the Cellular and Supercellular Level

1st Edition

A Symposium Held at Varenna, 24–27 September, 1962, under the Auspices of UNESCO

Editors: R. J. C. Harris
eBook ISBN: 9781483274256
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 272
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Biological Organization at the Cellular and Supercellular Level provides information on some of the most intriguing problems of cell biology. This book discusses the models for gene function as well as the simple mechanisms found in bacteria. Organized into 14 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the model for the regulation of DNA replication. This text then examines the specific properties of an organism, which arise from its catalytic constitution. Other chapters consider the experiments to test whether enzyme induction is accompanied by an increase in the rate of synthesis of the specific messenger RNA corresponding to the structural gene that controls the induced enzyme. This book discusses as well the comparison of the properties of the two types of CO2-sensitive flies, namely, the non-stabilized and the stabilized. The final chapter deals with the morphological or structural aspects of biological organization. This book is a valuable resource for geneticists, embryologists, and cancerologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors and Participants


Elements of Regulatory Circuits in Bacteria

The Kinetic Structure of Organisms

Stimulation of the Rate of Synthesis of Specific Messenger RNA after Enzyme Induction in E. coli

The Relationship of the Hereditary Virus of Drosophila to Its Host

Relationship between Cytoplasm and Chromosome in the Transmission of Melanotic Tumours in Drosophila

Aspects of Mutual Exclusion in Tetrahymena

Loss of Nuclear Potentiality in the Soma Versus Preservation of Nuclear Potentiahty in the Germ Line

The Fourth Moment of a Character Distribution as an Index of the Regulative Efficiency of the Genetic Code

Oriented Cell Movements in Embryogenesis

The Role of the Nucleic Acids in the Processes of Induction, Regulation and Differentiation in the Amphibian Embryo and the Unicellular Alga, Acetabularia mediterranea

The Role of Regional Specific Inducers in the Primary Determination and Differentiation of Amphibia

The Transmission of Information during Primary Embryonic Induction

Some Problems of Differentiation and Integration in Neoplasia

Biological Organization: Summarizing lecture

Author Index


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