C. elegans II (1997, Volume 33)

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"As the advertising stresses, C. elegans II is not a second edition. The chapters are more focused and comprehensive than those found in its predecessor [the 1988 monograph, The Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans]. Also, such is the growth of the field that many of the topics originally covered by single chapters are here subdivided into several chapters. For example, the material in the single chapter 'The Nervous System' in the worm book occupies six chapters in C. elegans II. Many new chapters have been included which deal with topics that were accorded only a few lines in the original, such as lifespan and ageing, nematode evolution and the relationship of C. elegans to parasitic nematodes. I was very impressed with the breadth of material covered and the way this was achieved without sacrificing attention to detail....

Who should read C. elegans II? Anyone who works in the field will find it invaluable as a single concise source of information. For the same reasons anyone teaching cell biology from an organismal perspective should find it very useful. In the preface, Bruce Alberts says 'We have come to realise in recent years that the basic molecules that make life possible are nearly the same in all cells.' As with all model systems, a great deal of what is learned from C. elegans is likely to be applicable to other organisms. Therefore, anyone with an interest in cell and developmental biology, regardless of their area of specialisation, would benefit from reading C. elegans II."

-Trends in Cell Biology

Table of Contents

Preface/Front Matter
Bruce Alberts
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1 Introduction to C. elegans
Donald L. Riddle, Thomas Blumenthal, Barbara J. Meyer, James R. Priess
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2 The Genome
Robert H. Waterston, John E. Sulston, Alan R. Coulson
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3 Chromosome Organization, Mitosis, and Meiosis
Donna G. Albertson, Ann M. Rose, Anne M. Villeneuve
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4 Mutation
Robert C. Johnsen, David L. Baillie
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5 Transposons
Ronald H.A. Plasterk, Henri G.A.M. van Luenen
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6 RNA Processing and Gene Structure
Thomas Blumenthal, Keith Steward
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7 Transcription Factors and Transcriptional Regulation
James D. McGhee, Michael W. Krause
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8 mRNA and Translation
Philip Anderson, Judith Kimble
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9 Sex Determination and X Chromosome Dosage Compensation
Barbara J. Meyer
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10 Developmental Genetics of the Germ Line
Tim Schedl
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11 Spermatogenesis
Steven W. L’hernault
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12 Male Development and Mating Behavior
Scott W. Emmons, Paul W. Sternberg
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13 Fertilization and Establishment of Polarity in the Embryo
Kenneth J. Kemphues, Susan Strome
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14 Specification of Cell Fates in the Early Embryo
Ralf Schnabel, James R. Priess
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15 Cell Death
Michael O. Hengartner
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16 Muscle: Structure, Function, and Development
Donald G. Moerman, Andrew Fire
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17 Extracellular Matrix
James M. Kramer
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18 Heterochronic Genes
Victor Ambros
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19 Development of the Vulva
Iva Greenwald
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20 Patterning the Nervous System
Gary Ruvkun
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21 Cell and Growth Cone Migrations
Adam Antebi, Carolyn R. Norris, Edward M. Hedgecock, Gian Garriga
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22 Synaptic Transmission
James B. Rand, Michael L. Nonet
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23 Mechanotransduction
Monica Driscoll, Joshua Kaplan
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24 Feeding and Defecation
Leon Avery, James H. Thomas
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25 Chemotaxis and Thermotaxis
Cornelia I. Bargmann, Ikue Mori
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26 Genetic and Environmental Regulation of Dauer Larva Development
Donald L. Riddle, Patrice S. Albert
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27 Neural Plasticity
Erik M. Jorgensen, Catharine Rankin
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28 Environmental Factors and Gene Activities That Influence Life Span
Cynthia Kenyon
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29 Evolution
David H.A. Fitch, W. Kelley Thomas
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30 Parasitic Nematodes
Mark Blaxter, David Bird
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APPENDIX 1 Genetics
Jonathan Hodgkin
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APPENDIX 2 Neurotransmitter Assignments for Specific Neurons
James B. Rand, Michael L. Nonet
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APPENDIX 3 Codon Usage in C. elegans
Paul M. Sharp, Keith R. Bradnam
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APPENDIX 4 On-line C. elegans Resources
Mark L. Edgley, Carolyn A. Turner, Donald L. Riddle
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