Human Gene Evolution

Hardcover | November 3, 1999

byStephen CooperEditorStephen Cooper

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Presents the principles of human gene evolution in a concise and easy to understand fashion. Uses examples of how evolutionary processes have molded present day genes, drawn from the evolution of humans and other primates, as well as from more primitive organisms. With increasing attention in this expanding area, this review forms a timely publication of our current knowledge of this important field. Key Features* Structure and function in the human genome* The evolution of gene structure* Mutational mechanisms in evolution

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Presents the principles of human gene evolution in a concise and easy to understand fashion. Uses examples of how evolutionary processes have molded present day genes, drawn from the evolution of humans and other primates, as well as from more primitive organisms. With increasing attention in this expanding area, this review forms a ti...

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The Human Genome Project is soon expected to yield the entire sequence of the human genome, providing an unparalleled opportunity to understand its structure, function and evolution.Human Gene Evolution bring together the highly dispersed literature on human gene structure, function, organization and expression, integrates this with ou...

Stephen Cooper is the editor of John Fante's "The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959". He is Professor of English & Film at California State University at Long Beach. He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife & their two children.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:490 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0121878708

ISBN - 13:9780121878702

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Table of Contents

Preface.
Abbreviations.
Introduction and Overview:
Structure and Function in the Human Genome.
Evolution of the Human Genome.
Evolution of Gene Structure:
Introns, Exons and Evolution.
Genes and Gene Families.
Promoters and Transcription Factors.
Pseudogenes and their Formation.
Mutational Mechanisms in Evolution:
Single Base-pair Substitutions.
Contractions and Expansions in Gene Size and Number.
Gross Gene Rearrangements.
Molecular Reconstruction of Ancient Genes/Proteins.
Indices of Human Gene Symbols used in the text.
Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Professor Cooper has given us a comprehensive, authoritative, fascinating and masterful account of the evolutionary history of the human genes. Human Gene Evolution is recommended for the novice and the experienced alike."
--Professor Stylianos Antonarakis