Synopses & Reviews
This eighth edition of A Dictionary of Genetics contains over 7,500 up-to-date and cross-referenced entries, including 540 that are newly written. The entries include the latest terminology, concepts, theories, and techniques, covering not only genetics but also such overlapping disciplines as cell biology, medicine, and evolutionary biology. The fully revised six appendices are a unique source of detailed supplementary information, including a chronology of scientific and technological breakthroughs spanning the period from 1590 to the present, lists of useful internet sites and journals, and a table of sample genome sizes and gene numbers. A Dictionary of Genetics continues to be the definitive reference work for students, educators, and clinicians in the field of genetics.
"This latest edition of A Dictionary of Genetics is not a dictionary in the usual sense, but a fascinating compendium of useful knowledge, historical tidbits, and little known facts about all aspects of genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and development. In a new feature, the authors list female scientists by both first and last names, making it easier to identify their important contributions to modern biology." -- Joseph G. Gall, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
"A Dictionary of Genetics has been, since its inception, an invaluable reference tool for faculty, students, and the interested amateur. The breadth of coverage supported by precise wording makes this one of the most reliable genetics texts around, essential for a quick in-depth consultation. The eighth edition builds on this tradition with new and updated entries and will not disappoint the loyal fans of this great book!" -- Ana Campos, Department of Biology, McMaster University
"A fascinating collection. The chronology of biological discoveries that is provided in an appendix provides a true sense of the excitement and rapid pace of progress in modern biology." -- Paul Lasko, Department of Biology, McGill University
"The most useful book on my genetics bookshelf! I recommend this well-organized and easy to read reference to students and faculty alike." -- Susanne M. Gollin, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
About the Author
Robert C. King, Ph.D.,
is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology at Northwestern University. He has published 117 papers and review articles in the field of genetic control of insect oogenesis and has written several books.
Pamela K. Mulligan, Ph.D., is a geneticist with extensive research experience, numerous publications, and a lengthy background in scientific editorial work.
William D. Stansfield, Ph.D., is an Emeritus Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University.
Table of Contents
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Appendix A x
Appendix B x
Appendix C x
Appendix D x
Appendix E x
Appendix F x
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