Physiological Genetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126209808, 9781483270227

Physiological Genetics

1st Edition

Editors: John G. Scandalios
eBook ISBN: 9781483270227
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1979
Page Count: 292
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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 Preface 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 References 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 References 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 References 4 Biochemical-Genetic Control of Morphogenesis I. Introduction II. Neurospora III. Mucor IV. Dictyostelium V. Conclusions References 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 References 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 VI


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John G. Scandalios

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Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University

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