Physiological Genetics

Physiological Genetics

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Editor: John G. Scandalios
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270227

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Physiological Genetics is a compilation of developments, contributed by experts in the field of physiological genetics. The articles contained in the book covers various accounts of developments in the field. The book starts with an introductory chapter describing genetic factors in developmental gene regulation, followed by discussions on enzyme differentiation, hormonal control of gene expression, biochemical genetics of morphogenesis, cytoplasmic male sterility in maize, plant somatic cell genetics, and the population dynamics of genetic polymorphism. Physiologists, biologists, geneticists, and students will find a valuable reference material.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Contributors


    1 Genetic Factors in Developmental Regulation

    I. Introduction

    II. Temporal Gene Mutants

    III. Properties of Temporal Genes

    IV. Homeotic Mutants

    V. Intercellular Signals

    VI. Conclusions


    2 Control of Gene Expression and Enzyme Differentiation

    I. Introduction

    II. Isozymes

    III. The Enzyme Catalase: General Aspects

    IV. The Catalase Gene-Enzyme System of Maize: A Model System

    V. Concluding Remarks


    3 Hormonal Control of Gene Expression

    I. Introduction

    II. Hormonal Induction of Egg White Proteins in the Chick Oviduct

    III. Vitellogenin Synthesis in Xenopus Liver

    IV. Casein Synthesis in Rat or Mouse Mammary Gland

    V. Hormonal Regulation of α-Amylase Synthesis in Barley Aleurone Cells

    VI. Ecdysone in Insect Development

    VII. Other Systems

    VIII. Summary


    4 Biochemical-Genetic Control of Morphogenesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Neurospora

    III. Mucor

    IV. Dictyostelium

    V. Conclusions


    5 Molecular Bases of Cytoplasmic Male Sterility in Maize

    I. Introduction

    II. The Cytoplasmic Male Sterility Trait

    III. Location of Factors Controlling the Cytoplasmic Male Sterility Trait

    IV. The S Cytoplasm

    V. Thoughts on the cms System and Its Origin

    VI. Organization of the Mitochondrial Genome

    VII. Summary


    6 Somatic Cell Genetics of Higher Plants: Appraising the Application of Bacterial Systems to Higher Plant Cells Cultured in Vitro

    I. Introduction

    II. Model Bacterial and Plant Genetic Systems

    III. Comparative in Vitro Culture of Representative Bacteria and Plant Cells

    IV. Some Attributes of Bacteria and Plant Cells In Vitro

    V. Application of Bacterial Systems to Some Problems in Plant Biology

    VI. Open Questions

    VII. Concluding Remarks


    7 Genetic Polymorphism among Enzyme Loci

    I. Introduction

    II. Levels of Enzyme Polymorphism

    III. Detecting and Characterizing Variation

    IV. Patterns of Variation

    V. Coordinate Metabolic Phenotypes

    VI. Conclusion



Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270227

About the Editor

John G. Scandalios

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Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University

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