Examines in detail how genes operate in complex, multicomponent, and
interacting systems, in chapters on areas such as mammalian DNA
viruses, eukaryotic RNA viruses, retroviruses, oncogenes and cancer,
mapping markers and genes in the human genome, molecular genetics of
the hemoglobin genes, biosynthesis of intercellular messenger
peptides, and genetic manipulation and modification of animals and
plants. Includes two-color diagrams. Useful as a text/reference for
students and professionals in molecular biology and genetics.
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