This new edition of a highly successful undergraduate text is a concise yet fully informative guide to the structure and function of genes. It describes DNA and how it replicates, how DNA is transcribed and translated into proteins, the organization of genes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the control of gene expression, and the role of retroviruses and oncogenes in cancer. There are additional discussions of gene families, genes and the immune systems, and mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes. The new edition has been extensively updated, particularly in regard to recent advances in our understanding of replication and transcription. Undergraduates studying genetics will benefit from this established text.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction to the third edition; Introduction to the second edition; Introduction to the first edition; List of abbreviations; 1. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA); 2. Ribonucleic acid (RNA); 3. Methodology; 4. Prokaryotic DNA replication and gene expression; 5. The operon concept; 6. Eukaryotic gene organisation and replication; 7. Eukaryotic transcription; 8. Post-transcriptional processing of RNA; 9. Oncogenes; 10. Haemoglobin; 11. Proteins of the immune system; 12. Some gene families; 13. Mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes; 14. Different and evolving genomes; Glossary; Reading lists; Index.