Recombinant DNA: A Short Course

Recombinant DNA: A Short Course

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By (author) James D. Watson, By (author) Etc., By (author) Gilman Michael, By (author) Jan Witkowski, By (author) Mark Zöller

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  • Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 626 pages
  • Dimensions: 215mm x 275mm x 23mm | 1,312g
  • Publication date: 26 March 1992
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0716722828
  • ISBN 13: 9780716722823
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition

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This updated and revised second edition acts as an introduction to the conceps and techniques of recombinant DNA research and their results. The book features 14 new chapters and 11 rewritten chapters and incorperates research published throughout 1991. The coverage of recombinant DNA centres largely on key experiments, with sections focusing on new developments in cloning, mutagenisis, and genetic engineering, plus the contribution of recombinant DNA technology to our understanding of gene function, biological processes and human genetics.

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Table of contents

DEVELOPMENT OF RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY; Establishing the Role of Genes Within Cells; DNA is the Primary Genetic Material; Elucidation of the Genetic Code; Genetic Elements That Control Gene Expression; Methods of Creating Recombinant DNA Molecules; The Polymerase Chain Reaction; THE ANALYSIS OF CLONED GENES; Isolation of Cloned Genes; Complexity of Eukaryotic Genomes; Controlling the Expression of Eukaryotic Genes; Movable Genes; NEW TOOLS FOR STUDYING GENE FUNCTION; Manipulating the Sequence of Cloned Genes; Transferring Genes Into Mammalian Cells; Using Yeast to Study Eukaryotic Gene Function; Introduction of New Genes Into Mice; Genetic Engineering of Plants; ANALYSIS OF IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES USING RECOMBINANT DNA; Molecules of Immune Recognition; Moving Signals Across Membranes; Oncogenes and Anti-Oncogenes; Molecular Analysis of the Cell Cycle; Genes that Control the Development of Drosophila; Genes Behind the Functioning of the Brain; Evolution of Genes and the Origin of Life; APPLICATION OF RECOMBINANT DNA TO BIOTECHNOLOGY; Generation of agriculturally important plants and animals; Recombinant DNA in medicine and industry and agriculture; Marshalling Recombinant DNA to Battle AIDS; IMPACT OF RECOMBINANT DNA ON HUMAN GENETICS; Mapping and Cloning Human Disease Genes; Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases; Working Towards Gene Therapy; Studying the structure of whole genomes; The Human Genome Project.