Experimental Chaos: 6th Experimental Chaos Conference, Potsdam, Germany, 22-26 July 2001

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American Institute of Physics, 2002 - Science - 491 pages
Most genetics textbooks deal adequately with plant and animal genetics, but tend to neglect fungi except for two areas. Firstly, the ascus segregations which, in the 1960s, contributed so much to developing an understanding of the mechanism of recombination and secondly, the contribution that work on yeast (as a model eukaryote) is currently making to understanding cell cycle control and its genetic regulation. Consequently, most introductory genetics texts will leave the reader/student with the impression that fungi are of use when peculiarities of their structure or life style suit them to particular experimental approaches, but are not worth mentioning otherwise. The authors have produced a book that will compensate for this imbalance. This book discusses the genetics of fungi, or mycology, in a way that is attractive and challenging, succinct yet comprehensive, sensitive to commercial and applied aspects, yet also theoretical, dealing with their genetics from molecules to individuals to population. This short text will be an ideal supplement to the established basic textbooks in genetics or can be used as the sole text for an advanced course devoted to fungal genetics.

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Jurgen Kurths has been professor at the University of Potsdam and director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics since 1994. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and fellow of the Fraunhofer Society (Germany), and is currently the chairman for Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics and member of the council in Geophysics of the European Geophysical Society. In 2001 he will be a member of the Editorial Board of the Int. J. of Bifurcation and Chaos. Professor Kurths was director of the group for Nonlinear Dynamics of the Max-Planck Society from 1992 1996. He studied mathematics at Rostock University, and then went on to work at the Solar-Terrestrial Physics Institute, and later the Astrophysical Institute of GDR Academy of Sciences. He obtained his PhD in Physics, and started to work on nonlinear data analysis and chaos in 1984. His main research interests are nonlinear dynamics and their applications to geophysics and physiology and to time series analysis.

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