Insect Molecular Genetics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123570314, 9780080489049

Insect Molecular Genetics

2nd Edition

An Introduction to Principles and Applications

Authors: Marjorie Hoy Marjorie Hoy
eBook ISBN: 9780080489049
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123570314
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd March 2003
Page Count: 544
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Description

Insect Molecular Genetics, 2nd edition, is a succinct book that briefly introduces graduate and undergraduate students to molecular genetics and the techniques used in this well established and important discipline. The book is written for two converging audiences: those familiar with insects that need to learn about molecular genetics, and those that are familiar with molecular genetics but not familiar with insects. Thus, this book is intended to fill the gap between two audiences that share a common middle ground.

Key Features

  • Up-to-date references to important review articles, websites, and seminal citations in the disciplines
  • Well crafted and instructive illustrations integral to explaining the techniques of molecular genetics
  • Glossary of terms to help beginners learn the vocabulary of molecular biology

Readership

Advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, faculty and researchers that need a primer of molecular genetics as it relates to entomology. Libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology, pest control, biological control, insect pathology, and molecular genetics.

Table of Contents

I. Genes and Genome Organization in Eukaryotes; 1. DNA, Gene Structure and SNA Replication; 2. Transcription, Translation, and Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA; 3. Nuclear and Extranuclear DNA in Insects; 4. Genetic Systems, Genome Evolution, and Genetic Control of Development in Insects; II. Molecular Genetic Techniques; 5. Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, and Visualize DNA; 6. Cloning and Expression Vectors, Libraries, and Their Screening; 7. DNA Sequencing and the Evolution of the '-onics'; 8. DNA Amplification by the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible; 9. Transposable-Element Vecotrs to Transform Drosophila and Other Insects; III. Applications in Entomology; 10. Sec Determination in Insects; Molecular Genetics of Insect Behavior; 12. Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Arthropods; 13. Insect Population Ecology and Genetics; Transgenic Pest and Beneficial Arthropods for Pest Management Programs; Glossary; Index

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080489049
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123570314

About the Author

Marjorie Hoy

Marjorie A. Hoy, Ph.D., is an eminent scholar in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida (UF) and was elected as Fellow in 1996. She is internationally recognized for her research that uses genetic tools to improve biological control in agricultural crops, including classical biological control in citrus. She released a transgenic strain of Metaseiulus occidentalis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in 1996 and helped define some of the risk issues associated with releasing transgenic arthropods into the environment. Hoy was born in Kansas City, KS in 1941. She attended the University of Kansas for her B.A. as a National Merit scholar and Elizabeth M. Watkins scholar, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1963. She obtained the M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1972) from the University of California–Berkeley (UCB). After completing the Ph.D., she worked at the Connecticut Agricultural Station and the U.S. Forest Service on genetic improvement of natural enemies of the gypsy moth. In 1976, she returned to UCB as an assistant professor and is an emeritus full professor. Her project on genetic improvement of M. occidentalis demonstrated, for the first time, that a laboratory-selected natural enemy could be deployed effectively in an IPM program in CA almond orchards. In 1992, she accepted an endowed chair (Davies, Fischer and Eckes professor of biological control) at UF, where she teaches courses in agricultural acarology, insect molecular genetics, and bioterrorism. Hoy’s laboratory conducts basic and applied research on natural enemies and recently sequenced the transcriptome and genome of the predatory mite M. occidentalis. She pioneered the use of genetics to develop improved natural enemies of pest insects and mites. Hoy has published more than 350 scientific papers and has completed the third edition of her textbook Insect Molecular Genetics. In 2011, she published Agricultural Acarology: Introduction to Integrated Mite Management. Books edited include Biological Control in Agricultural IPM Systems, Biological Control of Pests by Mites, and Recent Advances in Knowledge of the Phytoseiidae.

Affiliations and Expertise

Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Marjorie Hoy

Marjorie A. Hoy, Ph.D., is an eminent scholar in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida (UF) and was elected as Fellow in 1996. She is internationally recognized for her research that uses genetic tools to improve biological control in agricultural crops, including classical biological control in citrus. She released a transgenic strain of Metaseiulus occidentalis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in 1996 and helped define some of the risk issues associated with releasing transgenic arthropods into the environment. Hoy was born in Kansas City, KS in 1941. She attended the University of Kansas for her B.A. as a National Merit scholar and Elizabeth M. Watkins scholar, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1963. She obtained the M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1972) from the University of California–Berkeley (UCB). After completing the Ph.D., she worked at the Connecticut Agricultural Station and the U.S. Forest Service on genetic improvement of natural enemies of the gypsy moth. In 1976, she returned to UCB as an assistant professor and is an emeritus full professor. Her project on genetic improvement of M. occidentalis demonstrated, for the first time, that a laboratory-selected natural enemy could be deployed effectively in an IPM program in CA almond orchards. In 1992, she accepted an endowed chair (Davies, Fischer and Eckes professor of biological control) at UF, where she teaches courses in agricultural acarology, insect molecular genetics, and bioterrorism. Hoy’s laboratory conducts basic and applied research on natural enemies and recently sequenced the transcriptome and genome of the predatory mite M. occidentalis. She pioneered the use of genetics to develop improved natural enemies of pest insects and mites. Hoy has published more than 350 scientific papers and has completed the third edition of her textbook Insect Molecular Genetics. In 2011, she published Agricultural Acarology: Introduction to Integrated Mite Management. Books edited include Biological Control in Agricultural IPM Systems, Biological Control of Pests by Mites, and Recent Advances in Knowledge of the Phytoseiidae.

Affiliations and Expertise

Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.