Molecular Biology Principles and Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-03-16
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Written and illustrated with unsurpassed clarity, Molecular Biology: Principles and Practice introduces fundamental concepts while exposing students to how science is done. The authors convey the sense of joy and excitement that comes from scientific discovery, highlighting the work of researchers who have shaped—and who continue to shape—the field today.
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Table of Contents

I. Foundations

1. Evolution, Science, and Molecular Biology

2. DNA: The Repository of Biological Information

3. Chemical Basis of Information Molecules

4. Protein Structure

5. Protein Function

II. Nucleic Acid Structure and Methods

6. DNA and RNA Structure

7. Studying Genes

8. Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Proteomes

9. Topology: Functional Deformations of DNA

10. Nucleosomes, Chromatin, and Chromosome Structure

III. Information Transfer

11. DNA Replication

12. DNA Mutation and Repair

13. Recombinational DNA Repair and Homologous Recombination

14. Site-Specific Recombination and Transposition

15. Transcription: DNA-Dependent Synthesis of RNA

16. RNA Processing

17. The Genetic Code

18. Protein Synthesis

IV. Regulation

19. Regulating the Flow of Information

20. The Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria

21. The Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes

22. The Posttranscriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes

Appendix: Model Organisms


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