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DNA Science

DNA Science

A First Course

  • Author: David A. Micklos,Greg A. Freyer,David A. Crotty
  • Publisher: CSHL Press
  • ISBN: 9780879696368
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 575
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. . .[A]n excellent molecular biology guide and lab manual for beginners. It is concocted uniquely as one part text that introduces the reader to the scientific concepts and one part well designed and tested laboratories in a friendly format.--"Science Books & Films."

Laboratory DNA Science

Laboratory DNA Science

An Introduction to Recombinant DNA Techniques and Methods of Genome Analysis

  • Author: Mark V. Bloom,Greg A. Freyer,David A. Micklos
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 434
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This text is designed to guide the novice student to a high level of lab proficiency. It integrates theory, practice and applications and assumes no prior experience on the part of student and instructor. In addition, the book contains laboratory flow charts summarizing each protocol.

Genes and DNA

Genes and DNA

A Beginner's Guide to Genetics and Its Applications

  • Author: Charlotte K. Omoto,Paul F. Lurquin
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231503571
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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Covering newsworthy aspects of contemporary biology—gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, DNA testing, and genetic engineering—as well as fundamental concepts, this book, written specifically for nonbiologists, discusses classical and molecular genetics, quantitative and population genetics—including cloning and genetic diseases—and the many applications of genetics to the world around us, from genetically modified foods to genetic testing. With minimal technical terminology and jargon, Genes and DNA facilitates conceptual understanding. Eschewing the organization of traditional genetics texts, the authors have provided an organic progression of information: topics are introduced as needed, within a broader framework that makes them meaningful for nonbiologists. The book encourages the reader to think independently, always stressing scientific background and current facts.

Genome Science

Genome Science

A Practical and Conceptual Introduction to Molecular Genetic Analysis in Eukaryotes

  • Author: David Micklos,Bruce Nash,Uwe Hilgert
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781621821090
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 692
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Genome Science is a textbook and laboratory manual for advanced secondary and post-secondary education. It combines approachable narrative with extensively tested lab exercises that illustrate key concepts of genome biology in humans, invertebrates, and plants. Eighteen labs, organized into four chapters, engage students with both bioinformatics exercises and in vitro experiments. Each chapter also includes an extensive introduction that provides an historical and conceptual framework. This modular structure offers many options for enhancing existing courses, starting new courses, or supporting student research projects. The book is complete with advice for instructors, laboratory planning guidelines, recipes for solutions, and answers to student questions.

Principles of Molecular Biology

Principles of Molecular Biology

  • Author: Burton E. Tropp
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 144964791X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 752
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Includes access to the Student Companion Website with every print copy of the text. Written for the more concise course, Principles of Molecular Biology is modeled after Burton Tropp's successful Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins and is appropriate for the sophomore level course. The author begins with an introduction to molecular biology, discussing what it is and how it relates to applications in "real life" with examples pulled from medicine and industry. An overview of protein structure and function follows, and from there the text covers the various roles of technology in elucidating the central concepts of molecular biology, from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Tropp then delves into the heart of the book with chapters focused on chromosomes, genetics, replication, DNA damage and repair, recombination, transposition, transcription, and wraps up with translation. Key Features: - Presents molecular biology from a biochemical perspective, utilizing model systems, as they best describe the processes being discussed -Special Topic boxes throughout focus on applications in medicine and technology -Presents "real world" applications of molecular biology that are necessary for students continuing on to medical school or the biotech industry -An end-of-chapter study guide includes questions for review and discussion -Difficult or complicated concepts are called-out in boxes to further explain and simplify

Experiments in Molecular Biology

Experiments in Molecular Biology

  • Author: Robert J. Slater
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1603274057
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 378
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Research in the field of molecular biology has progressed at a fascinating rate in recent years. Much of this progress results from the development of new laboratory techniques that allow very precise fractionation and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins, as well as the construction of recom binant DNA molecules that can then be cloned and expressed in host cells. Progress has been so rapid that there has been a shortfall in the training of appropriately qualified staff. Many existing laboratory workers require retraining, and many educational institutions have had difficulty incor porating the new molecular biology techniques into their teaching programs. Although there are several manuals currently available that describe laboratory techniques in molecular biology, they are principally written for the indivi dual research worker and are not intended for use in the design of practical classes for students. The aim of this book is to provide just such a series of pro tocols for the teaching of practical molecular biology. The idea arose following the success of several Workshops in Molecular Biology, organized and taught by staff in the Biol ogy Department of the Hatfield Polytechnic. Gradually, the protocols used in the workshops have been incorporated into the Hatfield undergraduate and postgraduate teaching pro grams and have now been collected together to form a book.

Introduction to Protein Structure

Introduction to Protein Structure

  • Author: Carl-Ivar Brändén,John Tooze
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0815323050
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 410
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This new edition gives an up-to-date account of the principles of protein structure, with examples of key proteins in their biological context, illustrated in colour to illuminate the structural principles described in the text.

DNA Technology

DNA Technology

The Awesome Skill

  • Author: I. Edward Alcamo
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780120489206
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 348
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DNA Technology, Second Edition, is a survey of biotechnology written to enlighten readers about the breakthroughs made possible by the science and technologies associated with current DNA research. Ed Alcamo gives the educated layperson a survey of DNA by presenting a brief history of genetics, a clear outline of techniques that are in use, and indications of breakthroughs in cloning and other DNA advances. Appropriate for a wide range of courses for non-biology majors, including a ÒDNA for Lawyers course or allied health and nursing courses. * An introductory treatment of aspects of DNA technology written to enlighten the reader about the breakthroughs made possible by the science and technologies associated with DNA * Emphasizes the practical implications and applications of the new genetic technologies; readers will come away saying, "So that's what DNA technology is all about!" * Helps students, business people, lawyers, and jurists gain more confidence in their ability to to understand and appreciate DNA technology and human genetics * Persons with genetic diseases will gain a clearer understanding of their afflictions and understand the bases for possible cures * Agriculturists will have insight into the genetic basis for gene-altered plants and animals * The general public will better appreciate the nature and reasons for the Human Genome Project now in progress

Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology

Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology

A Guide for Students

  • Author: Helen Kreuzer,Adrianne Massey
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781555811761
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 431
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Written in clear, easy–to–understand language, this best–selling reference text and activities manual offers easy–to–implement lessons and classroom activities. Part I covers basic molecular biology, and Part II offers imaginative dry labs and wet labs that can be done by both college and precollege students. Part III is an innovative section addressing the social issues and public concerns of biotechnology. Extensive appendixes provide important background information on basic laboratory techniques and teaching resources, including overhead masters and templates. Adopted by numerous school systems, this unique book is an outgrowth of molecular biology and biotechnology teaching workshops. All of the exercises and lab activities have been extensively tested in the classroom by hundreds of high school teachers. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology is designed to interest an international teaching audience and will enable all instructors to teach a reasonable amount of molecular biology and genetic engineering to students. No other book makes it so easy or compelling for teachers to incorporate the "new biology" into their biology, biological sciences, or general science curriculum. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology: A Guide for Teachers will enable college and precollege teachers to plan and conduct an exciting and contemporary course on the basic principles, essential laboratory activities, and relevant social issues and concerns attendant to today′s molecular biology revolution. In addition to the complete text of the student edition, A Guide for Teachers also contains the answers to all discussion questions and extra background information and material on the scientific principles involved.

Evolution

Evolution

A View from the 21st Century

  • Author: James Alan Shapiro
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0132780933
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 253
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James A. Shapiro proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution, the core organizing principle of biology. Shapiro introduces crucial new molecular evidence that tests the conventional scientific view of evolution based on the neo-Darwinian synthesis, shows why this view is inadequate to today's evidence, and presents a compelling alternative view of the evolutionary process that reflects the shift in life sciences towards a more information- and systems-based approach in Evolution: A View from the 21st Century. Shapiro integrates advances in symbiogenesis, epigenetics, and saltationism into a unified approach that views evolutionary change as an active cell process, regulated epigenetically and capable of making rapid large changes by horizontal DNA transfer, inter-specific hybridization, whole genome doubling, symbiogenesis, or massive genome restructuring. Evolution marshals extensive evidence in support of a fundamental reinterpretation of evolutionary processes, including more than 1,100 references to the scientific literature. Shapiro's work will generate extensive discussion throughout the biological community, and may significantly change your own thinking about how life has evolved. It also has major implications for evolutionary computation, information science, and the growing synthesis of the physical and biological sciences.

Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology

Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology

  • Author: Lisa A. Seidman
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 482
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To succeed in the lab, it is crucial to be comfortable with the math calculations that are part of everyday work. This accessible introduction to common laboratory techniques focuses on the basics, helping even readers with good math skills to practice the most frequently encountered types of problems. Discusses very common laboratory problems, all applied to real situations. Explores multiple strategies for solving problems for a better understanding of the underlying math. Includes hundreds of practice problems, all with solutions and many with boxed, complete explanations; plus hundreds of “story problems” relating to real situations in the lab. MARKET: A useful review for biotechnology laboratory professionals.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Bruce Alberts
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317563743
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1464
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

From DNA to Diversity

From DNA to Diversity

Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design

  • Author: Sean B. Carroll,Jennifer K. Grenier,Scott D. Weatherbee
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118685202
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
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In this landmark work, the author team led by Dr. Sean Carroll presents the general principles of the genetic basis of morphological change through a synthesis of evolutionary biology with genetics and embryology. In this extensively revised second edition, the authors delve into the latest discoveries, incorporating new coverage of comparative genomics, molecular evolution of regulatory proteins and elements, and microevolution of animal development. An accessible text, focusing on the most well-known genes, developmental processes and taxa. Builds logically from developmental genetics and regulatory mechanisms to evolution at different genetic morphological levels. Adds major insights from recent genome studies, new evo-devo biology research findings, and a new chapter on models of variation and divergence among closely related species. Provides in-depth focus on key concepts through well-developed case studies. Features clear, 4-color illustrations and photographs, chapter summaries, references and a glossary. Presents the research of Dr. Carroll, a pioneer in the field and the past president of the Society for Developmental Biology. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected] for more information.

A Passion for DNA

A Passion for DNA

Genes, Genomes, and Society

  • Author: James D. Watson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780198604280
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 250
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In 1953, two young and unknown scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick, sparked a worldwide revolution with their discovery of the molecular composition of DNA. In this collection of outspoken and topical essays, speeches and reports, Watson offers his unique insight into the advance of molecular genetics, the prospect of curing cancer over the next decade, how human genetic knowledge is likely to be used, particularly in relation to cloning and genetically modified food, as well as shedding light on his early life and career.

Laboratory Manual for Biotechnology and Laboratory Science

Laboratory Manual for Biotechnology and Laboratory Science

The Basics

  • Author: Lisa A. Seidman,Mary Ellen Kraus,Diana Brandner,Jeanette Mowery
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • ISBN: 9780321644022
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 433
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Laboratory Manual for Biotechnology provides the basic laboratory skills and knowledge to pursue a career in biotechnology. The manual, written by four biotechnology instructors with over 20 years of teaching experience, incorporates instruction, exercises, and laboratory activities that the authors have been using and perfecting for years. These exercises and activities serve to engage and help you understand the fundamentals of working in a biotechnology laboratory. Building skills through an organized and systematic presentation of materials, procedures, and tasks, the manual will help you explore overarching themes that relate to all biotechnology workplaces. The fundamentals in this manual are critical to the success of research scientists, scientists who develop ideas into practical products, laboratory analysts who analyze samples in forensic, clinical, quality control, environmental, and other testing laboratories.

Recombinant DNA: Genes and Genomes

Recombinant DNA: Genes and Genomes

A Short Course

  • Author: James D. Watson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780716728665
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 474
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This text presents an introduction to the concepts and techniques of recombinant DNA research and their dramatic results. It explores core concepts in molecular biology in a contemporary inquiry-based context, building its coverage around the landmark experiments that redefined our understanding of DNA.

At the Bench

At the Bench

A Laboratory Navigator

  • Author: Kathy Barker
  • Publisher: CSHL Press
  • ISBN: 9780879697082
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 465
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A clue hidden in a toy ship leads Tintin on a dangerous treasure hunt.

The Human Genome

The Human Genome

  • Author: Julia E. Richards,R. Scott Hawley
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780080918655
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 420
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Significant advances in our knowledge of genetics were made during the twentieth century but in the most recent decades, genetic research has dramatically increased its impact throughout society. Genetic issues are now playing a large role in health and public policy, and new knowledge in this field will continue to have significant implications for individuals and society. Written for the non-majors human genetics course, Human Genetics, 3E will increase the genetics knowledge of students who are learning about human genetics for the first time. This thorough revision of the best-selling Human Genome,2E includes entirely new chapters on forensics, stem cell biology, bioinformatics, and societal/ethical issues associated with the field. New special features boxes make connections between human genetics and human health and disease. Carefully crafted pedagogy includes chapter-opening case studies that set the stage for each chapter; concept statements interspersed throughout the chapter that keep first-time students focused on key concepts; and end-of-chapter questions and critical thinking activities. This new edition will contribute to creating a genetically literate student population that understands basic biological research, understands elements of the personal and health implications of genetics, and participates effectively in public policy issues involving genetic information . Includes topical material on forensics, disease studies, and the human genome project to engage non-specialist students Full, 4-color illustration program enhances and reinforces key concepts and themes Uniform organization of chapters includes interest boxes that focus on human health and disease, chapter-opening case studies, and concept statements to engage non-specialist readers

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

A Writing-intensive Course

  • Author: Walt Ream,Bruce Gellar,Janine Trempy,Katherine Field
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 012397044X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 259
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Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, second edition, is designed to teach essential principles and techniques of molecular biology and microbial ecology to upper-level undergraduates majoring in the life sciences and to develop students' scientific writing skills. A detailed lab preparation manual for instructors and teaching assistants accompanies the lab book and contains a general discussion of scientific writing and critical reading as well as detailed instructions for preparation and peer review of lab reports. Each experimental unit is accompanied by a number of additional writing exercises based upon primary journal articles. Exposes students to the new molecular-based techniques Provides faculty with an authoritative, accessible resource for teaching protocols The only manual to incorporate writing exercises, presentation skills and tools for reading primary literature into the curriculum Based on a successful course for which the author won a teaching award New to this Edition: - Presents a real-world study of bacterial populations in the environment in the final experiment - Provides an overview of molecular biology in a new review chapter - Demonstrates how to design an experiment and how to interpret the results - Covers grant proposal writing and how panels review proposals - Presents guidance on public speaking and preparing PowerPoint presentations - Includes tutorials on three widely used software packages

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

  • Author: David P. Clark,Nanette J. Pazdernik
  • Publisher: Newnes
  • ISBN: 0123850169
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 850
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Biotechnology, Second Edition approaches modern biotechnology from a molecular basis, which has grown out of increasing biochemical understanding of genetics and physiology. Using straightforward, less-technical jargon, Clark and Pazdernik introduce each chapter with basic concepts that develop into more specific and detailed applications. This up-to-date text covers a wide realm of topics including forensics, bioethics, and nanobiotechnology using colorful illustrations and concise applications. In addition, the book integrates recent, relevant primary research articles for each chapter, which are presented on an accompanying website. The articles demonstrate key concepts or applications of the concepts presented in the chapter, which allows the reader to see how the foundational knowledge in this textbook bridges into primary research. This book helps readers understand what molecular biotechnology actually is as a scientific discipline, how research in this area is conducted, and how this technology may impact the future. Up-to-date text focuses on modern biotechnology with a molecular foundation Includes clear, color illustrations of key topics and concept Features clearly written without overly technical jargon or complicated examples Provides a comprehensive supplements package with an easy-to-use study guide, full primary research articles that demonstrate how research is conducted, and instructor-only resources