Handbook of Genetics

Volume 4 Vertebrates of Genetic Interest

  • Robert C. King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Amphibia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rufus R. Humphrey
      Pages 3-17
    3. Leon W. Browder
      Pages 19-33
    4. John B. Gurdon, Hugh R. Woodland
      Pages 35-50
    5. Barbara R. Hough, Eric H. Davidson
      Pages 51-55
    6. Harold G. Callan, Lydia Lloyd
      Pages 57-77
  3. Fishes and Birds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Klaus D. Kallman
      Pages 81-132
    3. Ursula K. Abbott, G. Wendel Yee
      Pages 151-200
  4. Mammals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Margaret C. Green
      Pages 203-241
    3. Joy E. Palm
      Pages 243-254
    4. David I. Rasmussen
      Pages 255-260
    5. Roy Robinson
      Pages 261-274
    6. Roy Robinson
      Pages 275-307
    7. Richard R. Fox
      Pages 309-328
    8. Roy Robinson
      Pages 329-335
    9. Roy Robinson
      Pages 351-365
    10. Roy Robinson
      Pages 367-398
    11. Roy Robinson
      Pages 399-419
    12. John M. Stewart, J. Paul Scott
      Pages 421-445
    13. Benjamin A. Rasmusen
      Pages 447-457
    14. David W. Hollister, David L. Rimoin
      Pages 491-511
    15. Karin E. Buckton
      Pages 513-536
    16. George A. Gutman
      Pages 559-564
  5. Animal Viruses and Somatic Cell Lines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 565-565
    2. Frank Fenner
      Pages 567-580
    3. John E. Shannon, Marvin L. Macy
      Pages 581-614
    4. Elizabeth K. Sell, Robert S. Krooth
      Pages 615-630
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 631-669

About this book


The purpose of the first four volumes of the Handbook of Genetics is to bring together collections of relatively short, authoritative essays or an­ notated compilations of data on topics of significance to geneticists. Many of the essays will deal with various aspects of the biology of certain species or species groups selected because they are favorite subjects for genetic investigation in nature or the laboratory. Often there will be an encyclo­ pedic amount of information available on such species, with new papers appearing daily. Most of these will be written for specialists in a jargon that is bewildering to a novice, and sometimes even to a veteran geneticist working with evolutionarily distant organisms. For such readers what is needed is a written introduction to the morphology, life cycle, reproductive behavior, and culture methods for the species in question. What are its particular advantages (and disadvantages) for genetic study, and what have we learned from it? Where are the classic papers, the key bibli­ ographies, and how does one get stocks of wild type or mutant strains? Lists giving the symbolism and descriptions for selected mutants that have been retained and are thus available for future studies are provided whenever possible. Genetic and cytological maps, mitotic karyotypes, and haploid DNA values are also included when available. Volume 4 deals with certain vertebrate species that have been studied in considerable detail from the standpoint of genetics or molecular cytogenetics. Such data are available for only a relatively few vertebrates.


Allele DNA Laboratory behavior biology chromosome cytogenetics evolution genes genetics human genetics morphology vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C. King
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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