DNA Science: A First Course in DNA Technology / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Proven through more than 10 years' of teaching at research and nonresearch colleges and universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and advanced biology programs in high school, this book has been successfully integrated into introductory biology, general biology, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, molecular genetics, and molecular biology courses.
The first eight chapters have been completely revised, extensively rewritten, and updated. The new coverage extends to the completion of the draft sequence of the human genome and the enormous impact these and other sequence data are having on medicine, agriculture, and industry.
The laboratory experiments cover basic techniques of gene isolation and analysis, honed by over 10 years of classroom use to be thoroughly reliable, even in the hands of teachers and students with no prior experience. Extensive prelab notes at the beginning of each experiment explain how to schedule and prepare, while flow charts and icons make the protocols easy to follow.
As in the first edition of this book, the laboratory course is completely supported by quality-assured products from the Carolina Biological Supply Company, from bulk reagents, to useable reagent systems, to single-use kits, thus satisfying a broad range of teaching applications.
Table of ContentsChapters
1. How We Learned That DNA Is the Genetic Material
2. How We Learned the Function of DNA
3. How We Learned How Genes Are Regulated
4. Basic Tools and Techniques of DNA Science
5. Methods for Finding and Expressing Important Genes
6. Modern Methods for Analyzing Whole Genomes
7. The DNA Science of Cancer
8. Applying DNA Science to Human Genetics
Lab Safety and Adherence to National Institutes of Health Guidelines
1. Measurements, Micropipetting, and Sterile Techniques
2. Bacterial Culture Techniques
3. DNA Restriction Analysis
4. Effects of DNA Methylation on Restriction
5. Rapid Colony Transformation of E. coli with Plasmid DNA
6. Assay for an Antibiotic Resistance Enzyme
7. Purification and Identification of Recombinant GFP
8. Purification and Identification of Plasmid DNA
9. Recombination of Antibiotic Resistance Genes
10. Transformation of E. coli with Recombinant DNA
11. Replica Plating to Identify Mixed E. coli Populations
12. Purification and Identification of Recombinant DNA
Answers to Discussion Questions
1. Equipment, Supplies, and Reagents
2. Recipes for Media, Reagents, and Stock Solutions
3. Restriction Map Data for pAMP, pKAN, pBLU, pGREEN, and Bacteriophage l