Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology


By (author) Robert F. Weaver

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 928 pages
  • Dimensions: 233mm x 284mm x 35mm | 2,141g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071316868
  • ISBN 13: 9780071316866
  • Edition: 5
  • Edition statement: 5th International edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 241,385

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"Molecular Biology, 4/e" by Robert Weaver, is designed for an introductory course in molecular biology. "Molecular Biology 5/e" focuses on the fundamental concepts of molecular biology emphasizing experimentation. In particular author, Rob Weaver, focuses on the study of genes and their activities at the molecular level. Through the combination of excellent illustrations and clear, succinct writing students are presented fundamental molecular biology concepts.

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Received BS in Chemistry from The College of Wooster in 1964 Postdoctoral work at UC-San Francisco with William Rutter American Cancer Society Research Scholar for two years

Table of contents

1 Introduction 1 A Brief History 2 The Molecular Nature of Genes 3 An Introduction to Gene Function 2 Methods of Molecular Biology 4 Molecular Cloning Methods 5 Molecular Tools for Studying Genes and Gene Activity 3 Transcription in Prokaryotes 6 The Mechanism of Transcription in Prokaryotes 7 Operons: Fine Control of Prokaryotic Transcription 8 Major Shifts in Prokaryotic Transcription 9 DNA-Protein Interactions in Prokaryotes 4 Transcription in Eukaryotes 10 Eukaryotic RNA Polymerases and Their Promoters 11 General Transcription Factors in Eukaryotes 12 Transcription Activators in Eukaryotes 13 Chromatin Structure and Its Effects on Transcription 5 Posttranscriptional Events 14 Messenger RNA Processing I: Splicing 15 Messenger RNA Processing II: Capping and Polyadenylation 16 Other RNA Processing Events 6 Translation 17 The Mechanism of Translation I: Initiation 18 The Mechanism of Translation II: Elongation and Termination 19 Ribosomes and Transfer RNA 7 DNA Replication, Recombination, and Transposition 20 DNA Replication I: Basic Mechanism and Enzymology 21 DNA Replication II: Detailed Mechanism 22 Homologous Recombination 23 Transposition 8 Genomes 24 Genomics and Proteomics