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C. elegans II



C. elegans II
Monograph 33

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500

Edited by Donald L. Riddle, University of Missouri, Columbia; Thomas
Blumenthal, Indiana University; Barbara J. Meyer, University of
California, Berkeley; and James R. Priess, Howard Hughes Medical
Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Studies of the cells and genes of the nematode C. elegans have become a
cornerstone of current biology.  A classic 1988 Cold Spring Harbor
monograph described the basic genetics, anatomy and development of the
organism.  Now, in that authoritative tradition, comes C. elegans II -
not a second edition but a book that breaks new ground and defines the
current status of the field, providing a detailed molecular explanation
of how development is regulated and the nervous system specifies varied
aspects of behavior.  This volume is a must for any investigator doing
worm studies but it has been written and rigorously edited to illuminate
for a wider community of investigators in cell and molecular biology who
should know how new knowledge of C. elegans relates to their own


Preface (B. Alberts)
Foreword (S. Brenner)
Introduction to C. elegans (D.L. Riddle, T. Blumenthal, B.J. Meyer, J.R.
Priess); The Genome (R.H. Waterston, J.E. Sulston. A.R. Coulson);
Chromosome Organization, Mitosis, and Meiosis (D.G. Albertson, A.M.
Rose, A.M. Villeneuve); Mutation (R.C. Johnsen, D.L. Baillie);
Transposons (R.H.A. Plasterk, H.G.A.M. van Luenen); RNA Processing and
Gene Structure (T. Blumenthal, K. Steward); Transcription Factors
and Transcriptional Regulation (J.D. McGhee, M.W. Krause); mRNA and
Translation (P. Anderson, J. Kimble); Sex Determination and X Chromosome
Dosage Compensation (B.J. Meyer); Developmental Genetics of the Germ
Line(T Schedl); Spermatogenesis (S.W. L'Hernault); Male Development and
Mating Behavior (S.W. Emmons, P.W. Sternberg); Fertilization and
Establishment of Polarity in the Embryo (K.J. Kemphues. S. Strome);
Specification of Cell Fates in the Early Embryo (R. Schnabel, J.R.
Priess); Cell Death (M.O. Hengartner); Muscle: Structure, Function, and
Development (D.G. Moerman, A. Fire); Extracellular Matrix (J.M.
Kramer); Heterochronic Genes (V. Ambros); Development of the Vulva (I.
Greenwald); Patterning the Nervous System (G. Ruvkun); Cell and Growth
Cone Migrations (A. Antebi, C R. Norris. E.M. Hedgecock, G. Garriga);
Synaptic Transmission (J.B. Rand, M.L. Nonet), Mechanotransduction (M.
Driscoll, J. Kaplan); Feeding and Defecation (L. Avery, J.H. Thomas);
Chemotaxis and Thermotaxis (C.I. Bargmann, I. Mori); Genetic and
Environmental Regulation of Dauer Larva Development (D.L. Riddle, P.S.
Albert); Neural Plasticity (E.M. Jorgensen, C. Rankin); Environmental
Factors and Gene Activities That Influence the Life Span (C. Kenyon);
Evolution (D.H.A. Fitch, W.K. Thomas); Parasitic Nematodes (M. Blaxter.
D. Bird)
Appendix 1. Genetics (J. Hodgkin): A. Genetic Nomenclature; B. List of
Laboratory Strain and Allele Designations, C. Skeleton Genetic Map, D.
List of Characterized Genes; Appendix 2. Neurotransmitter Assignments
for Specific Neurons (J.B. Rand. M.L. Nonet); Appendix 3. Codon Usage in
C. elegans (P.M. Sharp, K.R. Bradnam); Appendix 4. Online C. elegans
Resources (M.L. Edgley, C.A. Turner, D.L.Riddle)

1997, 1222 pp., illus., color plates, index 
Cloth $175    ISBN 0-87969-488-2

Also Available: The Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Monograph 17
Edited by William B. Wood, University of Colorado. Boulder
1988, 667 pp., illus., appendices, bibliography, index
Paper $45          ISBN 0-87969-433-5

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