Description

The Encyclopedia of Genetics provides the most complete and authoritative coverage of genetics ever published. Dr. Sydney Brenner, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, and Professor Jeffrey H. Miller of UCLA have gathered the world's top geneticists to contribute to this outstanding collection. Diverse information is compiled into a single, comprehensive source, containing a clear presentation of cutting-edge knowledge. Easy-to-use and well-organized, the Encyclopedia of Genetics is an invaluable reference work for everyone from the academic researcher to the educated layperson.

Key Features

The Encyclopedia provides: * Comprehensive coverage: at 4 volumes and over 1,700 entries this is the largest Genetics reference work currently available * Complete, up-to-date information * Initial online access to the online version, which includes fully searchable text and numerous hyperlinks to related sites * Cross-references to related articles within the Encyclopedia * 2800 pages; two-color printing throughout text and figures; color plate sections also included

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, instructors, scientists, and clinicians in genetics, genomics, and molecular biology. May be of interest to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and government and private consulting agencies in related fields.

Table of Contents

(A)n tail
A DNA
Abortive Transduction
Acentric Fragment
Achondroplasia
Acquired resistance
Acridines
Acrocentric Chromosome
Acrosome
Active Site
Adaptive Landscapes
Adaptor Hypothesis
Additive Genetic Variance
Adenine
Adenocarcinomas
Adenoma
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
Adenosine Phosphates
Adenoviruses
Adjacent/Alternate Disjunction
Advanced Intercross Lines
Advanced/Derived
Aflatoxins
"Aging, Genetics of"
Agouti
Agrobacterium
Alanine
Albinism
Alcoholism
Alignment Problem
Alkaptonuria
Alkyltransferases
Allele Frequency
Alleles
Allelic Exclusion
Allopatric
Allostery
Allotypes
Alpha (a) Antitrypsin Deficiency
Alpha (a)-Fetoprotein
Alternation of Gene Expression
Alternative Splicing
Altruism
Alu Family
Alzheimer's Disease
Amber Codon
Amber Mutation
Amber Suppressors
"Ames, Bruce"
Ames Test
Amino Acids
Amino Acid Substitution
Amino Terminus
Aminoacyl-tRNA
Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases
Aminopterin
Amniocentesis
Amplicons
Anagenesis
Analogy
Ancestral Inheritance Theory
Anchor Locus
Anchorage-Independent Growth
Androgenone
Aneuploid
Angiogenesis
Annealing
Anonymous Locus
Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic-Resistance Mutants
Antibody
Anticodons
Antigen
Antigenic Variation
Anti-Oncogenes
Antiparallel
Antisense DNA
Antisense RNA
Antitermination Factors
Antitermination Proteins
AP Endonucleases
Apert Syndrome
Apomorphy
Apoptosis
Aporepressors
Arabidopsis thaliana: Molecular Systematics and Evolution
Arabidopsis thaliana: The Premier Model Plant
Arabinose
Arachnodactyly
"Arber, Werner"
"Archaea, Genetics of"
Arginine
"Artificial Chromosomes, Yeast"
Artificial Selection
Ascobolus
Ascobolus immersus
Ascus
Asilomar Conference
ASO (Allele-Specific Oligonucleotide)
Asparagine
Aspartic Acid

Details

No. of pages:
2800
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Not Applicable ISBN:
9780122270802

About the authors

Sydney Brenner

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Molecular Scieces, Berkeley, Califoria, U.S.A.

Jeffrey Miller

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Reviews

"Does this encyclopedia fill the editors' 5-year effort to 'aim to ensure that the breadth of the work has not compromised the depth of the articles, and ...that readers will be able to find accurate and up-to-date information on all major topics of genetics?' I am convinced it does and I am sure all those involved in genetics from the laboratory to the bedsides will find this an extremely valuable reference work."-NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS (January 2003) "...a beautifully produced major work of reference which will be valued by all involved in genetics for many years to come." -NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS (January 2003) "...unrivaled and provides a unique resource for those working in any aspect of genetics from basic research to clinical genetics. In a rapidly changing field the editors and authors have done an outstanding and commendable job. This is a reference that every library should own." —DOODY'S NOTES (2002)