Description

The field of genetics is rapidly evolving, and new medical breakthroughs are occurring as a result of advances in knowledge gained from genetics reasearch. This thematic volume of Advances in Genetics looks at Socio-Genetics.

Key Features

  • Includes methods for testing with ethical, legal, and social implications

Readership

Geneticists, molecular biologists, neurobiologists

Table of Contents

  • Series Page
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Social Influences on Circadian Rhythms and Sleep in Insects
    • I Introduction
    • II The Circadian System of Insects
    • III Social Influences on Circadian Rhythms in Insects
    • IV Sleep
    • V Social Influences on Sleep in Insects
    • VI Conclusions
  • Chapter 2 Interplay Between Social Experiences and the Genome: Epigenetic Consequences for Behavior
    • I Epigenetic Mechanisms and Development
    • II Epigenetic Impact of Social Experiences
    • III Role of Epigenetics in Shaping Social Behavior
    • IV Conclusions and Future Directions
  • Chapter 3 One, Two, and Many—A Perspective on What Groups of Drosophila melanogaster Can Tell Us About Social Dynamics
    • I Introduction
    • II The Behavioral Effects of Social Context
    • III System-Level and Network Approaches to Social Context
    • IV Conclusion
  • Chapter 4 The Circadian Clock of the Fly: A Neurogenetics Journey Through Time
    • I Introduction
    • II The Molecular Components of the Clock
    • III Entrainment
    • IV Which Clock Is It Anyway?
    • V Conclusions
  • Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
144
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123876874
Electronic ISBN:
9780123876973

Reviews

Praise for previous volumes in the series:
"Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." –Nature

"Can be highly recommended to geneticists, and biologists in general...will prove to be of high importance for the development of the science of genetics." –Science