Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

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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 journal specific images and test bank. It also offers vocabulary flashcards.

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 38.1mm | 2,313.31g
  • Academic Cell
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0123785898
  • 9780123785893
  • 576,026

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"This is an excellent book. It is very lucidly written. Clark covers a suitable set of topics, and treats each topic very thoroughly...He is very up-to-date in his coverage of the material."
- John G. Burr, University of Texas at Dallas

"This textbook is very comprehensive, covering nearly all aspects of molecular biology and genetics. The textbook excels in defining key terms in a clear and understable way...The sprinkling of little side stories...keeps the reader interested, and kept me glued throughout the text."
- B. Franklin Pugh, Penn State University

"The author did a very good job covering this vast subject and offered many insightful perspectives."
- John F. Cannon, University of Missouri
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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
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About David P. Clark

Dr. Clark has taught courses in Molecular Biology and Bacterial Physiology and Biochemistry at Southern Illinois University since 1981. Research into the Regulation of Alcohol Fermentation in E. coli has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences from 1982 till present. Supervised 11 master's and 7 PhD students Published approximately 70 articles in scientific journals Previously published work includes "Molecular Biology Made Simple and Fun" coauthored with Lonnie Russell. (Cache River Press, Vienna, IL, First edition, 1997 and Second edition, 2000)
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Review Text

"This is an excellent book. It is very lucidly written. Clark covers a suitable set of topics, and treats each topic very thoroughly...He is very up-to-date in his coverage of the material."
- John G. Burr, University of Texas at Dallas

"This textbook is very comprehensive, covering nearly all aspects of molecular biology and genetics. The textbook excels in defining key terms in a clear and understable way...The sprinkling of little side stories...keeps the reader interested, and kept me glued throughout the text."
- B. Franklin Pugh, Penn State University

"The author did a very good job covering this vast subject and offered many insightful perspectives."
- John F. Cannon, University of Missouri "This is an excellent book. It is very lucidly written. Clark covers a suitable set of topics, and treats each topic very thoroughly...He is very up-to-date in his coverage of the material."
- John G. Burr, University of Texas at Dallas

"This textbook is very comprehensive, covering nearly all aspects of molecular biology and genetics. The textbook excels in defining key terms in a clear and understable way...The sprinkling of little side stories...keeps the reader interested, and kept me glued throughout the text."
- B. Franklin Pugh, Penn State University

"The author did a very good job covering this vast subject and offered many insightful perspectives."
- John F. Cannon, University of Missouri
show more

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