9789810244682

The Triplet Genetic Code: Key to Living Organisms

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  • ISBN13:

    9789810244682

  • ISBN10:

    9810244681

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUB CO INC
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Summary

Discusses concisely the genetic code--what it is and how it provides the key to molecular biology. For professionals and students in fields related to biology, as well as general readers. Softcover. Hardcover also available.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Copyright Permission for Figures xiv
Introduction
1(6)
What is Life?
7(4)
The Nucleic Acids, DNA and RNA
11(14)
Proteins -- The Molecules of Life
25(6)
Pinning Down The Code
31(8)
Description of the Genetic Triplet Code
39(6)
Origin and Development of the Genetic Code
45(6)
A Physical Approach to Genetic Origins
51(20)
Codon Bias in Viral Genes -- A Thermodynamic Theory
52(4)
Cluster Analysis in Condon Space
56(6)
The Tetrahedral Representation of Condon Space
62(9)
Reductionism Versus Holism
71(6)
Cultural and Material Impacts of Molecular Biology
77(10)
Glossary 87(14)
Appendix A. Peptide Bonds and Protein Structure 101(4)
Appendix B. Procedure for Introducing a Metric Free Distribution of Points in Condon Space 105(2)
Appendix C. Fun with Tetrahedra 107(2)
Appendix D. Genetic Engineering 109(4)
References 113(6)
Index 119

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