Insect Molecular Genetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123574909, 9781483293714

Insect Molecular Genetics

1st Edition

An Introduction to Principles and Applications

Authors: Marjorie Hoy
eBook ISBN: 9781483293714
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th November 1994
Page Count: 546
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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.


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About the Author

Marjorie Hoy

Affiliations and Expertise

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