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    DescriptionIn this third edition of his popular undergraduate-level textbook, Des Nicholl recognises that a sound grasp of basic principles is vital in any introduction to genetic engineering. Therefore, the book retains its focus on the fundamental principles used in gene manipulation. It is divided into three sections: Part I provides an introduction to the relevant basic molecular biology; Part II, the methods used to manipulate genes; and Part III, applications of the technology. There is a new chapter devoted to the emerging importance of bioinformatics as a distinct discipline. Other additional features include text boxes, which highlight important aspects of topics discussed, and chapter summaries, which include aims and learning outcomes. These, along with key word listings, concept maps and a glossary, will enable students to tailor their study to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp of a subject that students traditionally find difficult.


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    Title
    An Introduction to Genetic Engineering
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Desmond Nicholl
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 347
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521615211
    ISBN 10: 0521615216
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: TCBG
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    DC21: 660.65
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26780
    BISAC V2.8: SCI010000
    BIC subject category V2: TCB
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED107000
    DC22: 660.65
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QH442 .N53 2008
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, TCBG
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    30 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Des Nicholl is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, UK.
    Review quote
    'An easy to follow narrative, accompanied by simple, clear diagrams, provides the interested student with the background needed ... the book, therefore, fills an important niche and should be brought to the attention of upper-level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in any branch of biology that makes use of molecular techniques.' ASM News '... easy to read, clear and well organised ... I certainly recommend it for all sixth-form libraries. In addition, this is an accessible but comprehensive basic text for the undergraduate to use.' Pauline Lowrie, Biology 'I know my days of being lost and struggling to find my way in genetic engineering lectures would not have happened if I had come across this textbook much earlier.' Journal of Biological Education
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; Part I. The Basis of Genetic Engineering: 2. Introducing molecular biology; 3. Working with nucleic acids; 4. The tools of the trade; Part II. The Methodology of Gene Manipulation: 5. Host cells and vectors; 6. Cloning strategies; 7. The polymerase chain reaction; 8. Selection, screening and analysis of recombinants; 9. Bioinformatics; Part III. Genetic Engineering in Action: 10. Understanding genes, genomes and 'otheromes'; 11. Genetic engineering and biotechnology; 12. Medical and forensic applications of gene manipulation; 13. Transgenic plants and animals; 14. The other sort of cloning; 15. Brave new world or genetic nightmare?