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Evolutionary Studies

Evolution of the Human Genome I

The Genome and Genes

Editors: Saitou, Naruya (Ed.)

  • Provides a bird’s-eye view of the human genome
  • Presents evolutionary perspectives on the human genome
  • Offers interesting topics such as rubbish DNA, opsin genes, transcription factors, and gut metagenomes
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About this book

This book reviews the human genome from an evolutionary perspective. No such book has ever been published before, although there are many books on human genomes. There are two parts in this book: Overview of the Human Genome (Part I) and The Human Genome Viewed through Genes (Part II). In Part I, after a brief review of human evolution and the human genome (by Naruya Saitou), chapters on rubbish or junk DNA (by Dan Graur), GC content heterogeneity (by Satoshi Oota), protein coding and RNA coding genes (by Tadashi Imanishi), duplicated genes (by Takashi Kitano), recombinations (by Montanucci and Bertranpetit), and copy number variations including microsatellites (by Naoko Takezaki) are discussed. Readers can obtain various new insights on the human genome from this part. In Part II, genes in X and Y chromosomes (by Yoko Satta and others), HLA genes (by Timothy A. Jinam), opsin genes (by Shoji Kawamura and Amanda D. Melin), genes related to phenotypic variations (by Ryosuke Kimura), transcription factors (by Mahoko Takahashi and So Nakagawa), diabetes-related genes (by Ituro Inoue), disease genes in general (by Ituro Inoue and Hirofumi Nakaoka), and microbial genomes (by Chaochun Wei) are discussed. The human genome sequences were determined in 2004, and after more than 10 years we are now beginning to understand the human genome from an evolutionary point of view. This book furnishes readers with a good summary of current research in the field.

About the authors

Naruya Saitou, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

Reviews

“Saitou’s Evolution of the Human Genome I offers a strikingly comprehensive introduction to both the evolutionary history of the human genome and molecular and computational methods for studying it. … it will serve as useful background reading for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students venturing for the first time into this fast-moving field. Summing Up: Recommended.” (D. P. Genereux, Choice, Vol. 56 (2), October, 2018)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Human Evolution and Human Genome at a Glance

    Saitou, Naruya

    Pages 3-17

  • Rubbish DNA: The Functionless Fraction of the Human Genome

    Graur, Dan

    Pages 19-60

  • GC Content Heterogeneity

    Oota, Satoshi

    Pages 61-92

  • Protein-Coding and Noncoding RNA Genes

    Imanishi, Tadashi

    Pages 93-116

  • Duplicated Genes

    Kitano, Takashi

    Pages 117-130

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56603-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56601-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of the Human Genome I
Book Subtitle
The Genome and Genes
Editors
  • Naruya Saitou
Series Title
Evolutionary Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56603-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56603-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56601-4
Series ISSN
2509-484X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 305
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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