This second volume in the series covers such topics as DNA fingerprinting of fishes, the cytochromes P450 in fish, the molecular biology of bacterial fish diseases, and new insights into the origins of the diversity and distribution of fish antifreeze proteins. The book will be of great value to fisheries scientists, animal biochemists, physiologists and endocrinologists, and aquaculturists. It will provide researchers and students alike with a pertinent information source from theoretical and experimental angles.
Molecular Biology Frontiers, 1st Edition
Preface. Contributors. Abbreviations.
mitochondrial DNA in fishes (A. Meyer). Growth hormone, prolactin
and somatolactin: a structural overview (M. Rand-Weaver, H.
Kawauchi). DNA fingerprinting of fishes (J.M. Wright). Gene
mapping of fish (J.L. Goodier, W. S. Davidson). Oncogenes (R.J.
van Beneden). The cytochromes P450 in fish (J.J. Stegeman).
Molecular biology of bacterial fish diseases (J. Thornton, R.
Garduño, W.W. Kay). Immune system (B. Pohajdak, B. Dixon,
G.R. Stuart). The molecular biology of transgenic fish (P.B.
Hackett). Molecular analyses of rainbow trout metallothionein and
stress protein genes: structure, expression and regulation (L.
Gedamu, M. Zafarullah). Metallothionein gene expression and
regulation in fish (P.-E. Olsson). The diversity and distribution
of fish antifreeze proteins: new insights into their origins
(P.L. Davies, K. V. Ewart, G.L. Fletcher). Control of antifreeze
protein gene expression in winter flounder (S.L. Chan, G.L.
Fletcher, C.L. Hew). Promoter analysis of fish antifreeze protein
genes (Z. Gong, C. L. Hew). Molecular analysis of corticotropin-
releasing factors and related peptides in teleosts (K.P. Lederiset al.
). Vasotocin neuropeptide precursors and genes of
teleost and jawless fish (J. Heierhorst, K. Lederis, D. Richter).
Molecular biology of fish neuropeptides (N. M. Sherwood, D.B.
Parker). Estrogen receptor gene: structure and expression in
rainbow trout (Y. Valotaire, M.-G. Le Roux, P. Jego).
Vitellogenin gene expression in teleost fish (C. B. Lazier, M.E.
MacKay). Insulin and insulin-like growth factor genes in fishes
and other primitive chordates (S.J. Chan et al.
Stanniocalcin: structure, function, and regulation (G. F.
Wagner). Species index. Subject index.
Quotes and reviews
@qu:Graduate students and professors in comparative molecular biology and genetics and researchers in piscine genetics will be in the audience to which this excellent quality volume will appeal. Researchers in mammalian of microbial genetics will find informative syntheses of theoretical advances. Investigators in applied fields, such as aquaculture, fish stock assessment, and aquatic toxicology, will want to add this significant reference to their libraries.
@qu:...the considerable information content of this volume and the way this information is presented, makes this volume a standard source of information and inspiration to researchers, teachers as well as students that want to stay abreast with the rapid developments in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology of fishes.