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Gene Structure and Expression

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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521568661

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  • This new edition of a highly successful undergraduate text is a concise yet fully informative guide to the structure and function of genes. It describes DNA and how it replicates, how DNA is transcribed and translated into proteins, the organization of genes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the control of gene expression, and the role of retroviruses and oncogenes in cancer. There are additional discussions of gene families, genes and the immune systems, and mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes. The new edition has been extensively updated, particularly in regard to recent advances in our understanding of replication and transcription. Undergraduates studying genetics will benefit from this established text.

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    • A good textbook at a very competitive price
    • The book is concise, so a reasonable size
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    "...a concise but surprisingly comprehensive description of modern molecular genetics...this is an excellent book..." American Scientist

    "A concise coverage of the structure and function of genes, how they replicate, how they are transcribed and translated into proteins, thheir organization in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the control of gene expression, and the role of oncogenes in cancer. ...a brief text for undergraduates." Molecular Reproduction and Development

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521568661
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 102 b/w illus. 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to the third edition
    Introduction to the second edition
    Introduction to the first edition
    List of abbreviations
    1. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
    2. Ribonucleic acid (RNA)
    3. Methodology
    4. Prokaryotic DNA replication and gene expression
    5. The operon concept
    6. Eukaryotic gene organisation and replication
    7. Eukaryotic transcription
    8. Post-transcriptional processing of RNA
    9. Oncogenes
    10. Haemoglobin
    11. Proteins of the immune system
    12. Some gene families
    13. Mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes
    14. Different and evolving genomes
    Glossary
    Reading lists
    Index.

  • Author

    John D. Hawkins, St Bartholomew's Hospital

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