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An Introduction to Genetic Engineering

2nd Edition

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Part of Studies in Biology

  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511252587

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  • Des Nicholl presents a new, fully revised, and expanded edition of his popular undergraduate-level textbook. The book retains many of the features of the original edition and still offers a concise technical introduction to the subject of genetic engineering. It is divided into three main sections: basic molecular biology, methods of gene manipulation, and modern applications of genetic engineering. Applications covered in the book include genomics, protein engineering, gene therapy, cloning, transgenic animals and plants, and bioethics. An Introduction to Genetic Engineering is essential reading for undergraduate students of biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

    • Covers more material than any other book of this size on this subject
    • Essential as a 'primer' and as a revision tool for students
    • Concise, readable and easily affordable
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    "Nicholl's short treatise, written in a relaxed, conversational tone, bridges the gap between theory and practice. An easy-to-follow narrative, accompanied by simple, clear diagrams, provides the interested student with the background needed to understand where restriction enzymes come from, the principles of gene cloning and expression, how DNase I footprinting works, how to make a transgenic animal, etc. 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

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511252587
    • contains: 122 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    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
    Part III. Genetic Engineering in Action:
    9. Understanding genes and genomes
    10. Genetic engineering and biotechnology
    11. Medical and forensic applications of gene manipulation
    12. Transgenic plants and animals
    13. The other sort of cloning
    14. Brave new world or genetic nightmare?
    Suggestions for further reading
    Using the World Wide Web

  • Author

    Desmond S. T. Nicholl, University of Paisley
    DESMOND NICHOLL is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Paisley, Scotland

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