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An Introduction to Genetic Engineering

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521615211

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  • In this third edition of his popular undergraduate-level textbook, Des Nicholl recognises that a sound grasp of basic principles is vital in any introduction to genetic engineering. Therefore, as well as being thoroughly updated, the book also retains its focus on the fundamental principles used in gene manipulation. The text is divided into three sections: Part I provides an introduction to the relevant basic molecular biology; Part II, the methods used to manipulate genes; and Part III, applications of the technology. There is a new chapter devoted to the emerging importance of bioinformatics as a distinct discipline. Other additional features include text boxes, which highlight important aspects of topics discussed, and chapter summaries, which include aims and learning outcomes. These, along with key word listings, concept maps and a glossary, will enable students to tailor their study to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp of a subject that students traditionally find difficult.

    • Expanded discussion of applications, including future of gene therapy and the use of genetic engineering in biotechnology
    • Discussion of ethics has been expanded to include the role of the scientist and the role of society
    • Section on 'genes and genomes' has been expanded to include '-omics' such as proteomics
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521615211
    • length: 347 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 30 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Basis of Genetic Engineering:
    2. Introducing molecular biology
    3. Working with nucleic acids
    4. The tools of the trade
    Part II. The Methodology of Gene Manipulation:
    5. Host cells and vectors
    6. Cloning strategies
    7. The polymerase chain reaction
    8. Selection, screening and analysis of recombinants
    9. Bioinformatics
    Part III. Genetic Engineering in Action:
    10. Understanding genes, genomes and 'otheromes'
    11. Genetic engineering and biotechnology
    12. Medical and forensic applications of gene manipulation
    13. Transgenic plants and animals
    14. The other sort of cloning
    15. Brave new world or genetic nightmare?

  • Author

    Desmond S. T. Nicholl, University of Paisley
    Des Nicholl is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, UK.

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