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Genes and the Environment


By: Ron H Burdon

243 pages, Figs, diags, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #98837 | ISBN: 0748408266
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #99045 | ISBN: 0748408274
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Discusses how genes, their structures, and activities can be influenced by environmental factors such as toxic industrial chemicals, ultraviolet light, temperature extremes, ionising radiation, food contaminants, and atmospheric contaminants including tobacco smoke.


1. Introduction: Genes and the Impact of the Environment Part One: Gene Damage: Its Limitation, Repair and Consequences 2. Environmental Factors that Damage DNA 3. Spontaneous Alterations to DNA 4. Possible Oxidative DNA Damage from Cellular FreeRadicals 5. Detoxification and Antioxidant Defenses 6. DNA Repair Mechanisms 7. Genetic Information Flow 8. DNA Damage, Mutation, Cancer and Ageing, Part Two: Environmental Stress: Genomic Responses 9. Gene Activation and Environmental Stress 10. StressGenes and Biotechnology Part Three: The Environment, Genes, Biodiversity and Cancer 11. Prospects.

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Dr Roy Burden is Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclydeand is an editorial board member on a variety of Learned Journals.

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