Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

The classic comprehensive and authoritative textbook on bacterial molecular genetics.

  • Features completely revised and updated material and new chapters, incorporating the most recent advances in the field since publication of the third edition in 2007.
  • Provides thought questions, problems, and suggested reading lists for each chapter that test student comprehension and encourage further research.
  • Provides descriptive background information, detailed experimental methods, examples of genetic analyses, and advanced material relevant to current applications of molecular genetics.
  • Serves as an invaluable text for anyone working in the fields of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. It is also essential reading for scientists in all fields of biology, many of whom depend upon the concepts and techniques covered in this book.


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Reviewer: Harris S Goodman, MD (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an introduction to bacterial molecular genetics. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: It is designed to explore the field of molecular genetics using model bacterial organisms. In this rapidly advancing field, a comprehensive yet understandable textbook is much needed, and this book expertly fulfills this need.
Audience: The audience includes advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnology. The four authors are all professors of microbiology, and have taught in the field of microbial genetics for many years.
Features: The book covers in significant detail bacterial DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, bacterial genetic fundamentals (e.g. plasmids, conjugation, transformation, etc.), bacteriophages, DNA repair, and much more. The text is clear and concise, and the numerous diagrams, simple and effective. Chapters are devoted to specific topics and the techniques used to study them, with concise summaries at their end. Thought-provoking questions and problems with answers are provided as well. Suggested reading lists and reference lists are thorough and complete.
Assessment: This book both educates with a historical perspective and brings students up to date in the rapidly advancing field of modern bacterial molecular genetics.
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Reviewer: Harris S Goodman, MD (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an introduction to bacterial molecular genetics. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: It is designed to explore the field of molecular genetics using model bacterial organisms. In this rapidly advancing field, a comprehensive yet understandable textbook is much needed, and this book expertly fulfills this need.
Audience: The audience includes advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnology. The four authors are all professors of microbiology, and have taught in the field of microbial genetics for many years.
Features: The book covers in significant detail bacterial DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, bacterial genetic fundamentals (e.g. plasmids, conjugation, transformation, etc.), bacteriophages, DNA repair, and much more. The text is clear and concise, and the numerous diagrams, simple and effective. Chapters are devoted to specific topics and the techniques used to study them, with concise summaries at their end. Thought-provoking questions and problems with answers are provided as well. Suggested reading lists and reference lists are thorough and complete.
Assessment: This book both educates with a historical perspective and brings students up to date in the rapidly advancing field of modern bacterial molecular genetics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555816278
  • Publisher: ASM Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 750
  • Sales rank: 474,469
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1
The Bacterial Chromosome: DNA Structure, Replication, and Segregation

CHAPTER 2
Bacterial Gene Expression: Transcription, Translation, and Protein Folding

CHAPTER 3
Bacterial Genetic Analysis: Fundamentals and Current Approaches

CHAPTER 4
Plasmids

CHAPTER 5
Conjugation

CHAPTER 6
Transformation

CHAPTER 7
Bacteriophages: Lytic Development, Genetics, and Generalized Transduction

CHAPTER 8
Lysogeny: the lambda Paradigm and the Role of Lysogenic Conversion in Bacterial Pathogenesis

CHAPTER 9
Transposition, Site-Specific Recombination, and Families of Recombinases

CHAPTER 10
Molecular Mechanisms of Homologous Recombination

CHAPTER 11
DNA Repair and Mutagenesis

CHAPTER 12
Regulation of Gene Expression: Genes and Operons

CHAPTER 13
Global Regulation: Regulons and Stimulons

CHAPTER 14
Bacterial Cell Biology and Development

Answers to Questions for Thought and Problems

Glossary

Figure and Table Credits

Index

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