Advances in Genetics, 1st Edition

Advances in Genetics, 1st Edition,Theodore Friedmann,Jay Dunlap,Stephen F. Goodwin,ISBN9780124076778

Advances in Genetics

Friedmann   &   Dunlap   &   Goodwin   

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This series continually publishes cutting-edge reviews in the rapidly evolving field of genetics

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  • Includes methods for testing with ethical, legal, and social implications
  • Critically analyzes future


The field of genetics is rapidly evolving, and new medical breakthroughs are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics. This series continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.


Molecular geneticists, clinical geneticists, neurologists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, and biochemists

Theodore Friedmann

School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, USA

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Jay Dunlap

Dr. Jay Dunlap works at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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The Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, NH, USA

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Stephen F. Goodwin

Dr. Stephen Goodwin works at the University of Oxford.

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University of Oxford, UK

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Advances in Genetics, 1st Edition

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Chapter One. A Kernel of Truth: Statistical Advances in Polygenic Variance Component Models for Complex Human Pedigrees


1 Introduction

2 VCs Models

3 Expected Likelihood Ratio Test Statistics

4 Power and Asymptotic Relative Efficiency

5 Utility of Eigensimplification for the Polygenic Model

6 Analysis of Empirical GRKs

7 Discussion



Chapter Two. Fungal Cell Wall Organization and Biosynthesis


1 Introduction and Overview: General Organization of the Fungal Cell Wall

2 Methods Used in Studying the Cell Wall

3 The Specific Components Found in Fungal Cell Walls

4 Well-Characterized Fungal Cell Walls

5 Conclusions: Variability in Cell Wall Components and Redundancy in Cell Wall Biosynthesis



Chapter Three. Polycomb Group Response Elements in Drosophila and Vertebrates


1 Introduction

2 PREs in Drosophila

3 Characteristics of PcG Target Genes in Drosophila

4 PREs in Vertebrates

5 Outlook




Quotes and reviews

Praise for previous volumes in the series:
"Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." –Nature

"Can be highly recommended to geneticists, and biologists in general...will prove to be of high importance for the development of the science of genetics." --Science

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