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Genomes 3

T.A. Brown
Publication Date:
June 08, 2006
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600 pages

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    Covering molecular genetics from the basics through to genome expression and molecular phylogenetics, Genomes 3 is the latest edition of this pioneering textbook. Updated to incorporate the recent major advances, Genomes 3 is an invaluable companion for any undergraduate throughout their studies in molecular genetics.

    Genomes 3 builds on the achievements of the previous two editions by putting genomes, rather than genes, at the centre of molecular genetics teaching. Recognising that molecular biology research was being driven more by genome sequencing and functional analysis than by research into genes, this approach has gathered momentum in recent years.







      • Two new chapters on genome anatomies, covering the latest sequencing  achievements.
      • New chapter on genome function, to describe the latest technologies used in studying the transcriptome and the proteome.
      • New chapter on recombination, providing expanded coverage of genome evolution.
      • Major restructuring of chapter order, to align the book more closely to the practical reality of molecular genetics courses.
      • Newly designed and significantly expanded end-of-chapter exercises, including multiple choice questions and innovative figure tests.
      • Newly re-drawn artwork, with the emphasis throughout on simplicity and scientific consistency.
      • FREE CD-ROM of the artwork supplied with every copy.
  • Contents

    Part 1: Studying Genomes  
    1. Genomes, Transcriptomes and Proteomes  
    2. Studying DNA  
    3. Mapping Genomes  
    4. Sequencing Genomes 
    5. Understanding a Genome Sequence  
    6. Understanding How a Genome Functions

    Part 2: Genome Anatomies  
    7. Eukaryotic Nuclear Genomes  
    8. Genomes of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotic Organelles 
    9. Virus Genomes and Mobile Genetic Elements  

    Part 3: How Genomes Function 
    10. Accessing the Genome  
    11. Assembly of the Transcription Initiation Complex  
    12. Synthesis and Processing of RNA  
    13. Synthesis and Processing of the Proteome  
    14. Regulation of Genome Activity 

    Part 4: How Genomes Replicate and Evolve  
    15. Genome Replication  
    16. Mutations and DNA Repair  
    17. Recombination  
    18. How Genomes Evolve  
    19. Molecular Phylogenetics

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    The Art of Genomes 3
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    Answer Guide
    Answers to problems not included in the book.

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