The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$89.34
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $7.95   
  • New (3) from $7.95   
  • Used (8) from $10.00   

Overview

This book explains the role of simple biological model systems in the growth of molecular biology. Essentially the whole history of molecular biology is presented here, tracing the work in bacteriophages in E. coli, the role of other prokaryotic systems, and also the protozoan and algal models - Paramecium and Chlamydomonas, primarily - and the move into eukaryotes with the fungal systems - Neurospora, Aspergillus and yeast. Each model was selected for its appropriateness for asking a given class of questions, and each spawned its own community of investigators. Some individuals made the transition to a new model over time, and remnant communities of investigators continue to pursue questions in all these models, as the cutting edge of molecular biological research flowed onward from model to model, and onward into higher organisms and, ultimately, mouse and man.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195154368
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, Irvine
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Model systems, model organisms
2. Morgan's progeny
3. Neurospora
4. Aspergillus
5. Yeast
6. Leaving the fungi
7. Escherichia coli
8. The T bacteriophages
9. Temperate phage and transduction
10. DNA
11. Prokaryotes take center stage
12. Prokaryotes: Later contributions
13. Cytoplasmic inheritance: The ciliates
14. Organelle genetics: Yeast and Chlamydomonas
15. Yeast becomes a supermodel
16. The Filamentous fungi: Eclipse and renewal
17. The role of biochemistry
18. Genomics
19. The age of model organisms
Appendix 1. Life cycles and genetic principles
Appendix 2. Macromolecules and the Central Dogma
Appendix 3. Genetic engineering
Notes
References
Name index
Subject index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)