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Description - The Regulatory Genome by Eric H. Davidson

Gene regulatory networks are the most complex, extensive control systems found in nature. The interaction between biology and evolution has been the subject of great interest in recent years. The author, Eric Davidson, has been instrumental in elucidating this relationship. He is a world renowned scientist and a major contributor to the field of developmental biology. The Regulatory Genome beautifully explains the control of animal development in terms of structure/function relations of inherited regulatory DNA sequence, and the emergent properties of the gene regulatory networks composed of these sequences. New insights into the mechanisms of body plan evolution are derived from considerations of the consequences of change in developmental gene regulatory networks. Examples of crucial evidence underscore each major concept. The clear writing style explains regulatory causality without requiring a sophisticated background in descriptive developmental biology. This unique text supersedes anything currently available in the market.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780120885633
ISBN-10: 0120885638
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 191mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 30-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eric H. Davidson

Eric H. Davidson is the Norman Chandler Professor of Cell Biology at the California Institute of Technology and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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