Perspectives on Genetics: Anecdotal, Historical, and Critical Commentaries, 1987-1998

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James Franklin Crow, William F. Dove
Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - Medical - 723 pages
For more than ten years, the distinguished geneticists James F. Crow and William F. Dove have edited the popular “Perspectives” column in Genetics, the journal of the Genetics Society of America. This book, Perspectives on Genetics, collects more than 100 of these essays, which cumulatively are a history of modern genetics research and its continuing evolution.
 

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Contents

Point Mutagenesis and Millimorgans
13
A Mouse Phoenix Rose from the Ashes
29
The Ultraselfish Gene
43
The Beginnings of Population Genetics
54
The Genesis of Dysgenesis
67
Early Worms
81
Evolving Theories of Enzyme Evolution
97
Fortunes of War
119
An Anniversary Celebration
384
Sturtevants Mantle and the Lost? Art of Chromosome Mechanics
388
A Century of Homeosis A Decade of Homeoboxes
402
The Holliday Junction on Its Thirtieth Anniversary
416
Early Days of Gel Electrophoresis
433
Looking Back on Resistance Plasmids
449
Galton and Identification by Fingerprints
465
The Amber Mutants of Phage T4
483

The Molecular Genetics of Differentiation
135
A Retrospective from Memory
153
The Role of Similarity and Difference in Fungal Mating
167
Molecular and Logical Themes
182
Our Diamond Birthday Anniversary
196
A Concentrated Review of Genetic Highlights
209
Electrophoresis in the Development
227
Qualitative and Quantitative Genetic Studies of Arabidopsis thaliana
242
Erwin Schrödinger and the Hornless Cattle Problem
259
Looking for the Homunculus in Drosophila
281
The 1932 International Congress of Genetics
297
The Discovery of Bacterial Transduction
310
19471980
324
Vavilov Martyr to Genetic Truth
338
The Gene the Polygene and the Genome
353
Twentyfive Years of Meiotic Mutants in Drosophila
367
Embryonic Transcription and the Control of Developmental Pathways
497
Worm Spadework
512
Myth and Mensch
525
Recollections of Howard Temin 19341994
539
Dobzhansky Bateson and the Genetics of Speciation
555
Retrotransfer and Conjugation
574
mutS Proofreading and Cancer
592
Birth Defects Jimson Weeds and Bell Curves
606
Seventyfive Years of Haldanes Rule
617
Mutation Becomes Experimental
632
The Beginning of Hybrid Maize
650
The Language of Gene Interaction
667
An Extract from Memoirs for Family and Friends
685
Addenda et Corrigenda
703
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James F. Crow is professor emeritus of genetics and zoology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. William F. Dove is professor of oncology and medical genetics and the George Streisinger Professor of Experimental Biology at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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