Description

The explosion of the field of genetics over the last decade, with the new technologies that have stimulated research, suggests that a new sort of reference work is needed to keep pace with such a fast-moving and interdisciplinary field.  Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition, builds on the foundation of the first edition by addressing many of the key subfields of genetics that were just in their infancy when the first edition was published. The currency and accessibility of this foundational content will be unrivalled, making this work useful for scientists and non-scientists alike. 

Featuring relatively short entries on genetics topics written by experts in that topic, Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics provides an effective way to quickly learn about any aspect of genetics, from Abortive Transduction to Zygotes. Adding to its utility, the work provides short entries that briefly define key terms, and a guide to additional reading and relevant websites for further study. Many of the entries include figures to explain difficult concepts. Key terms in related areas such as biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology are also included, and there are entries that describe historical figures in genetics, providing insights into their careers and discoveries.

Key Features

  • This 7-volume set represents a 25% expansion from the first edition, with over 1600 articles encompassing this burgeoning field.
  • Thoroughly up-to-date, with many new topics and subfields covered that were in their infancy or not inexistence at the time of the first edition.  Timely coverage of emergent areas such as epigenetics, personalized genomic medicine, pharmacogenetics, and genetic enhancement technologies
  • Interdisciplinary and global in its outlook, as befits the field of genetics
  • Brief articles, written by experts in the field, which not only discuss, define, and explain key elements of the field, but also provide definition of key terms, suggestions for further reading, and biographical sketches of the key people in the history of genetics.

Readership

Intended for university libraries, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, instructors, and clinicians in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biotechnology, systems biology, structural biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, and related life science areas. It is likely to be of interest to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and government and private consulting agencies in related fields.

Table of Contents

Editors-in-Chief

Section Editors

Preface

Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd Edition

Permission Acknowledgments

A

Abortive Transduction

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Acentric Fragment

See also

Achondroplasia

See also

Further Reading

Relevant Websites

Glossary

Acridines

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Acrocentric Chromosome

See also

Acrosome

See also

Active Site

See also

Adaptive Landscapes

Overview

Adaptive Landscapes as Described by Wright

Evolution on Rugged Adaptive Landscapes

Allele Frequency Landscapes

Maynard Smith’s (Protein) Sequence Space

Phenotypic Landscapes

Do Fitness Valleys Matter?

Future Prospects

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Adaptive Mutation

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Adaptor Hypothesis

See also

Additive Genetic Variance

Variation and Its Components

Definition of the Additive Genetic Variance

The Correlation between Relatives

Evolutionary Considerations

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Adenine

See also

Adenocarcinomas

Introduction

Breast Adenocarcinoma

Prostatic Adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma of the Lung

Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Conclusions

See also

Further Reading

Relevant Websites

Glossary

Adenoma

See also

Further Reading

Adenomatous Polyposis Coli

Introduction

Molecular Organization

Homologs

Function

Pathology

See also

Further Reading

Relevant Websites

Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
4368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Not Applicable ISBN:
9780123749840
Electronic ISBN:
9780080961569

Reviews

"The revised version features more than 1,600 articles, representing an increase in content of approximately 25 percent over the first edition (2002),…Important updates include entries on new topics such as epigenetics and pharmacogenetics, which help provide a foundation for personalized medicine based on genome sequence…Summing Up: Recommended."--Choice Reviews Online, April 2014