Molecular Biology: A Project Approach by Susan J. Karcher

Molecular Biology: A Project Approach

bySusan J. KarcherEditorSusan J. Karcher

Paperback | November 15, 1995

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This course manual instructs students in recombinant DNA techniques and other essential molecular biology techniques in the context of projects. The project approach inspires and captivates students; it involves them in the scientific experience, providing continuity to laboratory bench time and an understanding of the principles underlying the techniques presented.

Molecular Biologyis a must for any department, operating under budgetary constraints that offers or plans to offer a course in molecular cloning.



  • Includes a glossary of over 200 terms important for understanding molecular biology
  • Uses an inexpensive source of eukaryotic cells - great for schools on a budget
  • Includes Methods Locator that provides instant access to the latest methods
  • Contain clearly written, easy-to-follow, student-tested instructions:
    • Sterile techniques
    • Phage titration
    • Gel electrophoresis of DNA
    • Restriction enzyme digestion
    • Plasmid isolation
    • Transformation ofE. Coli
    • Recombinant DNA cloning
    • Nick translation labeling
    • Nonradioactive primer labelling
    • Nonradioactive DNA detection
    • Southern blotting
    • Colony hybridization
    • Purification of plant DNA
    • RNA purification
    • Northern blotting
    • Purification of poly A+ RNA
    • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

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Title:Molecular Biology: A Project ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 1995Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123977207

ISBN - 13:9780123977205

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Table of Contents

Transposon Mutagenesis ofEscherichia coli
Recombinant DNA and Cloning
Southern Blot Analysis
Plant Genomic Southern Blotting with Probes for Low- and High-Copy-Number Genes
RNA Purification and Northern Blot Analysis
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Editorial Reviews

"This book is excellent in its technical and practical details. The background information, clear instructions and copious supporting information about recipes, sources, and further readings should make it possible for any student to successfully complete the experiments and gain experience with these techniques."--Sara Abraham in CANADIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE"Once again an extensive introduction to the techniques in this chapter make this book worth having just because of the background material provided."--Cynthia M. Galloway in PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN"...very valuable. The book, which is a guideline for instructors, may also serve as a rapid source of protocols for scientists not used to working in molecular biology. Its reasonable price should contribute to the foreseeable success of this book."--JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY