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Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
     

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria

by Jeremy W. Dale, Simon F. Park
 

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The fifth edition of this highly successful book provides students with an essential introduction to the molecular genetics of bacteria covering the basic concepts and the latest developments. It is comprehensive, easy to use and well structured with clear two-colour diagrams throughout.  

Specific changes to the new edition include:

    Overview

    The fifth edition of this highly successful book provides students with an essential introduction to the molecular genetics of bacteria covering the basic concepts and the latest developments. It is comprehensive, easy to use and well structured with clear two-colour diagrams throughout.  

    Specific changes to the new edition include:

    • More detail on sigma factors, anti-sigma factors and anti-anti sigma factors, and the difference in the frequency of sigma factors in bacteria
    • Expand material on integrons as these are becoming increasingly important in antibiotic resistance
    • Enhanced treatment of molecular phylogeny
    • Complete revision and updating of the final chapter on ‘Gene Mapping and Genomics’
    • Two-colour illustrations throughout.

    The focus of the book remains firmly on bacteria and will be invaluable to students studying microbiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and related biomedical sciences.

     

    Editorial Reviews

    Booknews
    The coverage is restricted to bacterial genetics to provide a less daunting introduction for students who don't intend to pursue a career in genetics, but the material assumes a working knowledge of molecular biology. Details essential principles of nucleic acid structure and function, methods and terminology, regulation of gene expression, and extrachromosomal inheritance, and discusses recent developments in applied in vivo and in vitro genetics. Includes b&w diagrams, a glossary, and descriptions of enzymes and genes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
    Description: This textbook teaches upper-level bacterial genetics at the college and graduate level, starting with the basics of molecular structure and building to the mapping of bacterial genomes..
    Purpose: The purpose of this sixth edition is to provide an update of the field. In the six years since the previous edition, there has been an extraordinary increase in both the information on bacterial genetics and the techniques used to study them.
    Audience: Higher-level students studying bacterial genetics are the intended audience.
    Features: The book starts with basic principles of DNA structure, including the various forms DNA takes. It then presents the basic information on hybridization and transcription as well as translation. The explanation of gene organization includes how start and stop codons influence expression and how changes can influence tertiary structure. This is the foundation for the rest of the book, which covers such topics as genetic evolution that relies on variability in the genetic replication, the mechanisms that allow mutations to occur, and how bacterial genes are transferred to other bacterial strains. Later chapters cover new developments and techniques that have contributed to new information such as expression plasmids and specific mutagenesis to examine function. Additional chapters discuss comparative genomics and the analysis of gene expression. The book also demonstrates the relationship of growth in the knowledge of bacterial genomics to other fields such as biotechnology and bioengineering.
    Assessment: This update of a popular textbook provides the latest information and techniques used to study bacterial genetics. It provides descriptive information, experimental methods, and clear descriptions of bacterial molecular genetics.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781118685112
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    04/22/2013
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    392
    File size:
    6 MB

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