Molecular Biology: Academic Cell Update Edition

Other | October 21, 2009

byDavid P. Clark, David P. Clark

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Molecular Biology: Academic Cell Update provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of molecular biology and its applications. It deliberately covers a broad range of topics to show that molecular biology is applicable to human medicine and health, as well as veterinary medicine, evolution, agriculture, and other areas. The present Update includes the study guide with online content, journal specific images, and test bank. It also offers vocabulary flashcards and online self-quizzing called Test Prep.
The book begins by defining some basic concepts in genetics such as biochemical pathways, phenotypes and genotypes, chromosomes, and alleles. It explains the characteristics of cells and organisms, DNA, RNA, and proteins. It also describes genetic processes such as transcription, recombination and repair, regulation, and mutations. The chapters on viruses and bacteria discuss their life cycle, diversity, reproduction, and gene transfer. Later chapters cover topics such as molecular evolution; the isolation, purification, detection, and hybridization of DNA; basic molecular cloning techniques; proteomics; and processes such as the polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, and gene expression screening.

*Now with an online study guide with the most current, relevant research from Cell Press 

*Full supplements including test bank, powerpoint and online self quizzing

*Up to date description of genetic engineering, genomics, and related areas * Basic concepts followed by more detailed, specific applications * Hundreds of color illustrations enhance key topics and concepts * Covers medical, agricultural, and social aspects of molecular biology * Organized pedagogy includes running glossaries and keynotes (mini-summaries) to hasten comprehension

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Molecular Biology: Academic Cell Update provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of molecular biology and its applications. It deliberately covers a broad range of topics to show that molecular biology is applicable to human medicine and health, as well as veterinary medicine, evolution, agriculture, and other areas. The pr...

David P. Clark did his graduate work on bacterial antibiotic resistance to earn his Ph.D. from Bristol University, in the West of England. During this time, he visited the British Government's biological warfare facility at Porton Down and was privileged to walk inside the (disused) Black Death fermenter. He later crossed the Atlantic ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:784 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 21, 2009Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123785901

ISBN - 13:9780123785909

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Genetics
2. Cells and Organisms
3. DNA, RNA and Protein
4. Genes, Genomes and DNA
5. Cell Division and DNA Replication
6. Transcription of Genes
7. Protein Structure and Function
8. Protein Synthesis
9. Regulation of Transcription in Prokaryotes
10. Regulation of Transcription in Eukaryotes
11. Regulation at the RNA Level
12. Processing of RNA
13. Mutations
14. Recombination and Repair
15. Mobile DNA
16. Plasmids
17. Viruses
18. Bacterial Genetics
19. Diversity of Lower Eukaryotes
20. Molecular Evolution
21. Nucleic Acids: Isolation, Purification, Detection, and Hybridization
22. Recombinant DNA Technology
23. The Polymerase Chain Reaction
24. Genomics and DNA Sequencing
25. Analysis of Gene Expression
26. Proteomics: The Global Analysis of Proteins
Glossary
Index