Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function

Paperback | April 17, 2014

byNancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider

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This text offers a fresh, distinctive approach to the teaching of molecular biology that reflects the challenge of teaching a subject that is in many ways unrecognizable from the molecular biology of the 20th century - a discipline in which our understanding has advanced immeasurably, butabout which many questions remain to be answered. With a focus on key principles, this text emphasizes the commonalities that exist between the three kingdoms of life, giving students an accurate depiction of our current understanding of the nature of molecular biology and the differences thatunderpin biological diversity.

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This text offers a fresh, distinctive approach to the teaching of molecular biology that reflects the challenge of teaching a subject that is in many ways unrecognizable from the molecular biology of the 20th century - a discipline in which our understanding has advanced immeasurably, butabout which many questions remain to be answered...

Nancy L Craig received an A.B. in Biology and Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in 1973 and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1980 at Cornell University, where she worked on DNA repair with Jeff Roberts. She then worked on phage lambda recombination as a postdoctoral fellow with Howard Nash at the National Institutes of Health. She joined the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:944 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.68 inPublished:April 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199658579

ISBN - 13:9780199658572

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Table of Contents

1. Genomes and the flow of biological information2. Biological molecules3. The chemical basis of life4. Chromosome structure and function5. The cell cycle6. DNA replication7. Chromosome segregation8. Transcription9. Regulation of transcription10. RNA processing11. Translation12. Regulation of translation13. Regulatory RNAs14. Protein modification and targeting15. Cellular responses to DNA damage16. Repair of DNA double-strand breaks and homologous recombination17. Mobile DNA18. Genomics and genetic variation19. Tools and techniques in molecular biology

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"I would highly recommend this book to any colleague who was considering instituting a basic class in molecular biology." --Andrew J. Andres, University of Nevada - Las Vegas