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Genes & Genomes

Maxine Singer Carnegie Institution of Washington
Paul Berg Stanford University
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An in-depth overview of the molecular structures and mechanisms that underlie the utilization of genetic information by complex organisms. This excellent text emphasizes the experimental aspects of molecular genetics and is the first text to offer a complete introduction to both principles and methods.

ISBN 978-0-935702-17-0
eISBN 978-1-938787-46-1
Copyright 1991
929 pages, Casebound

Summary

An in-depth overview of the molecular structures and mechanisms that underlie the utilization of genetic information by complex organisms. This excellent text emphasizes the experimental aspects of molecular genetics and is the first text to offer a complete introduction to both principles and methods.

Translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Russian

 

Table of Contents

Part 1: Review of the field of classical and molecular genetics from the beginning of this century to the early 1970s

Part II: Examines the logic, concepts, and general practices of gene cloning and the characterization and manipulation of DNA.

Part III: Examines the structure of eukaryotic genes and our present understanding of their expression

Part IV: Introduces the companion Volume II, Exploring Genetic Mechanisms, a sampling of “case studies” of genetic systems that have been especially illuminated by the recombinant DNA approach.

Reviews

“A superb textbook suitable for college seniors and first-year graduate students.”
-Science

“An excellent and lucid description…These topics are treated in greater depth and with more insight than in any other undergraduate or graduate text currently available.”
-Nature

Maxine Singer Carnegie Institution of Washington

Maxine Singer is the President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Scientist Emeritus at the NIH where she conducts research on transposable elements in the human genome. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine, and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1992.

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Paul Berg Stanford University

Paul Berg is Willson Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, and received the National Medal of Science in 1983.

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