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Lewin's Essential Genes

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By: Jocelyn E Krebs (Author), Elliott S Goldstein (Author), Stephen T Kilpatrick (Author)

850 pages, colour illustrations

Jones & Bartlett

Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 1 | #158831 | ISBN: 0132016362
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Extensively reorganized and revised with the latest data from this rapidly changing field, Lewin's Essential Genes, Third Edition, provides students with a comprehensive overview of molecular biology and molecular genetics. The authors took care to carefully modify the chapter order in an effort to provide a more clear and student-friendly presentation of course material. Chapter material has been updated throughout, including a completely revised chapter on regulatory RNA, to keep pace with this advancing field. The Third Editions exceptional pedagogy enhances student learning and helps readers understand and retain key material like never before. Concept and Reasoning Checks at the end of each chapter section, End-of-Chapter Questions and Further Readings sections, as well as several categories of special topics boxes, expand and reinforce important concepts.


Contents

Part  I  Genes and Chromosomes
  Chapter  1  Genes Are DNA
  Chapter  2  Genes Code for Proteins
  Chapter  3  Methods in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  Chapter  4  The Interrupted Gene
  Chapter  5  The Content of the Genome
  Chapter  6  Genome Sequences and Gene Number
  Chapter  7  Clusters and Repeats
  Chapter  8  Genome Evolution
  Chapter  9  Chromosomes
  Chapter  10  Chromatin
Part  II  DNA Replication and Recombination
  Chapter  11  Replication is Connected to the Cell Cycle
  Chapter  12  The Replicon: Initiation of Replication
  Chapter  13  DNA Replication
  Chapter  14  Extrachromosomal Replication
  Chapter  15  Homologous and Site-Specific Recombination
  Chapter  16  Repair Systems
  Chapter  17  Transposons, Retroviruses and Retrotransposons
  Chapter  18  Immune Diversity
Part  III  Gene Expression
  Chapter  19  Prokaryotic Transcription
  Chapter  20  Eukaryotic Transcription
  Chapter  21  RNA Splicing and Processing
  Chapter  22  mRNA Stability and Localization
  Chapter  23  Catalytic RNA
  Chapter  24  Translation
  Chapter  25  Using the Genetic Code
Part  IV  Gene Regulation
  Chapter  26  The Operon
  Chapter  27  Phage Strategies
  Chapter  28  Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation
  Chapter  29  Epigenetic Effects are Inherited
  Chapter  30  Regulatory RNA


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Biography

Jocelyn E. Krebs has been a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 2000. She received her B.A. in Biological Sciences from Bard College in 1991 and her PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California Berkeley in 1997. Her research focuses on the mechanisms by which DNA transactions such as transcription and repair are accomplished in the context of chromatin. Her teaching interests are in Molecular Biology (taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-year medical school levels), as well as the Molecular Biology of Cancer.

Elliott S. Goldstein earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Hartford (Connecticut) and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Minnesota, Department of Genetics and Cell Biology. Following this, he was awarded an N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Dr. Sheldon Penman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Leaving Boston, he joined the faculty at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he is an Associate Professor in the Cellular, Molecular and Biosciences program in the School of Life Sciences, and in the Honors Disciplinary Program. His research interests are in the area of molecular and developmental genetics of early embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. In recent years, he has focused on the Drosophila counterparts of the human proto-oncogenes jun and fos. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the undergraduate General Genetics course as well as the graduate level Molecular Genetics course.

Stephen T. Kilpatrick is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ). He received a B.S.  in Biology for Eastern College (now Eastern University) and a PhD from the Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. His research an teaching interests are in evolutionary molecular genetics. UPJ is an undergraduate degree-granting campus of the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Kilpatrick regularly teaches undergraduate courses in majors introductory biology, genetics, evolution, molecular genetics, and biostatistics. Prior to coauthoring the Second Edition of Lewin's Essential Genes, Dr. Kilpatrick has co-authored the test banks for the first edition and for Lewin's GENES VIII and GENES IX. He has also authored ancillaries and pedagogical materials for several introductory non-majors and majors biology and genetics textbooks.

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