Essential Genes

Essential Genes

by Benjamin Lewin

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Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Genes

1 DNA Is the Hereditary Material

2 Genes Code for Proteins

3 Genes May Be Interrupted

4 The Content of the Genome

5 Genome Sequences and Gene Numbers

6 Clusters and Repeats


Part 2 Proteins

7 Messenger RNA

8 Protein Synthesis

9 Using the Genetic Code

10 Protein Localization Requires Special Signals


Part 3 Gene Expression

11 Transcription

12 The Operon

13 Regulatory RNA

14 Phage Strategies


Part 4 DNA Replication and Recombination

15 The Replicon

16 Extrachromosomal Replicons

17 Bacterial Replication Is Connected to the Cell Cycle

18 DNA Replication

19 Homologous and Site-Specific Recombination

20 Repair Systems Handle Damage to DNA

21 Transposons

22 Retroviruses and Retroposons

23 Recombination in the Immune System


Part 5 Eukaryotic Gene Expression

24 Promoters and Enhancers

25 Regulating Eukaryotic Transcription

26 RNA Splicing and Processing

27 Catalytic RNA


Part 6 The Nucleus

28 Chromosomes

29 Nucleosomes

30 Chromatin Structure Is a Focus for Regulation

31 Epigenetic Effects Are Inherited

32 Genetic Engineering





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