Insect Molecular Genetics

Insect Molecular Genetics

An Introduction to Principles and Applications

1st Edition - November 8, 1994

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  • Author: Marjorie Hoy
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483293714

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Developed as an introduction to new molecular genetic techniques, Insect Molecular Genetics also provides literature, terminology, and additional sources of information to students, researchers, and professional entomologists.Although most molecular genetics studies have employed Drosophila, this book applies the same techniques to other insects, including pest insects of economic importance.As a text, as a reference, as a primer, and as a review of a vast and growing literature, Insect Molecular Genetics is a valuable addition to the libraries of entomologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists.

Key Features

Features offered by this unique reference source:

  • Detailed illustrations
  • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter
  • Glossary of molecular genetic terms


AUDIENCE: Upper division undergraduare and graduate students in entomology, and professional entomologists.

Table of Contents

  • Genes and Genome Organization in Eukaryotes:Dna and Gene Structure. DNA Replication, Mutations, And Recombination. Transcription, Translation, And Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA. Chromosomal and Extrachromosomal Organization of DNA in Eukaryotes. Genes, Genome Organization, And Development in Insects. Molecular Genetic Techniques: Some Basic Tools: How to Cut, Paste, Copy, Measure, And Visualize DNA. Cloning and Expression Vectors, Libraries, And Their Screening. DNA Sequencing and Genome Analysis. DNA Amplification Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Molecular Biology Made Accessible. P Elements and _ Element Vectors for Transforming Drosophila. Applications in Entomology: Sex Determination in Insects. Molecular Genetics of Insect Behaviour. Molecular Systematics and Evolution. Insect Population Ecology and Genetics. Transgenic Pest and Beneficial Arthropods for Pest Management Programs. Glossary. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 546
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1994
  • Published: November 8, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483293714

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, USA

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