Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Other | August 16, 2011

byLawrence I. Gilbert, Lawrence I. Gilbert

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The publication of the extensive seven-volume workComprehensive Molecular Insect Scienceprovided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the most swiftly moving areas in entomological and comparative research is molecular biology, and this volume,Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry,is designed for those who desire a comprehensive yet concise work on important aspects of this topic.

This volume contains ten fully revised or rewritten chapters from the original series as well as five completely new chapters on topics such as insect immunology, insect genomics, RNAi, and molecular biology of circadian rhythms and circadian behavior. The topics included are key to an understanding of insect development, with emphasis on the cuticle, digestive properties, and the transport of lipids; extensive and integrated chapters on cytochrome P450s; and the role of transposable elements in the developmental processes as well as programmed cell death. This volume will be of great value to senior investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and advanced undergraduate research students. It can also be used as a reference for graduate courses and seminars on the topic. Chapters will also be valuable to the applied biologist or entomologist, providing the requisite understanding necessary for probing the more applied research areas related to insect control.



  • Topics specially selected by the editor-in-chief of the original major reference work
  • Fully revised and new contributions bring together the latest research in the rapidly moving fields of insect molecular biology and insect biochemistry, including coverage of development, physiology, immunity and proteomics
  • Full-color provides readers with clear, useful illustrations to highlight important research findings

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The publication of the extensive seven-volume workComprehensive Molecular Insect Scienceprovided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the most swiftly moving areas in entomological and comparative research is molecular biology, and this volume,Insect Molecular Biolog...

Format:OtherDimensions:574 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123847486

ISBN - 13:9780123847485

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Table of Contents

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Edited by LAWRENCE I. GILBERT

1. Insect Genomics

Subba R.Palli, Hua Bai, and J. Wigginton

2. Insect MicroRNAs: From Molecular Mechanisms to Biological Roles

Xavier Belles, Alexandre S. Cristino, Erica D. Tanaka, Mercedes Rubio, and Maria-Dolors Piulachs

3. Insect Transposable Elements

Zhijian Tu

4. Transposable Elements for Insect Transformation

Alfred M. Handler and David A. O'Brochta

5. Cuticular Proteins

Judith H. Willis, Nikos C. Papandreou, Vassiliki A. Iconomidou, Stavros J. Hamodrakas,

6. Cuticular sclerotization and tanning

Svend Olaf Andersen

7. Chitin Metabolism in Insects

Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Hans Merzendorfer, Yasuyuki Arakane, and Karl J. Kramer

8. Insect CYP genes and P450 enzymes

René Feyereisen

9. Lipid Transport

D J Van der Horst and R O Ryan

10. Insect Proteases

Michael R. Kanost and Rollie J. Clem

11. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Digestion

W R Terra and C Ferreira

12. Programmed Cell Death in Insects

Susan E. Fahrbach, John R. Nambu, and Lawrence M. Schwartz

13. Regulation of Insect Development by TGF-ß Signaling

Philip A. Jensen

14. Insect Immunology

J W Park and B L Lee

15. Molecular and Neural Control of Insect Circadian Rhythms

Yong Zhang and Patrick Emery