An Introduction to Genetic Engineering

By: Nicholl, Desmond S TMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996Description: xii, 168 pages : illustrations (some color)ISBN: 9780521586917 ; 0521586917Subject(s): Genetic engineering | Genetic EngineeringDDC classification: 574.10724
Contents:
1. Introduction -- pt. I. The basis of genetic engineering -- 2. Introducing molecular biology -- 3. Working with nucleic acids -- 4. The tools of the trade -- pt. 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 -- pt. III. Genetic engineering in action -- 9. Understanding genes and genomes -- 10. Genetic engineering and biotechnology -- 11. Medical and forensic applications of gene manipulation -- 12. Transgenic plants and animals -- 13. The other sort of cloning -- 14. Brave new world or genetic nightmare?
Summary: "In this third edition of his undergraduate-level textbook, Desmond 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 studies to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp on this subject that students traditionally find difficult."--Jacket.
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Included glossary and index

1. Introduction --
pt. I. The basis of genetic engineering --
2. Introducing molecular biology --
3. Working with nucleic acids --
4. The tools of the trade --
pt. 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 --
pt. III. Genetic engineering in action --
9. Understanding genes and genomes --
10. Genetic engineering and biotechnology --
11. Medical and forensic applications of gene manipulation --
12. Transgenic plants and animals --
13. The other sort of cloning --
14. Brave new world or genetic nightmare?


"In this third edition of his undergraduate-level textbook, Desmond 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 studies to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp on this subject that students traditionally find difficult."--Jacket.

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