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BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology

Alexander McLennan, Andy Bates, Phil Turner, Michael White
Publication Date:
May 03, 2012
Content Details:
392 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Instant Notes in Molecular Biology, Fourth Edition is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts−an ideal revision checklist−followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams.


      • Focuses on core information in the subject area.
      • Offers a structured approach to learning and rapid revision using a uniform, systematic format.
      • Key Notes providing summaries of essential facts at the beginning of each section.
      • Related Topics with each section which cross-reference to other sections within the text.
      • Simple illustrations that students can easily replicate in an exam with the art program available online.
  • Contents

    A. Information Processing and Macromolecules
    B. Properties of Nucleic Acids
    C. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Chromosome Structure
    D. DNA Replication
    E. DNA Damage, Repair and Recombination
    F. Transcription in Prokaryotes
    G. Regulation of Transcription in Prokaryotes
    H. Transcription in Eukaryotes
    I. Regulation of Transcription in Eukaryotes
    J. RNA Processing and RNPs
    K. The Genetic Code and tRNA
    L. Protein Synthesis
    M. Bacteriophages and Eukaryotic Viruses
    N. Cell Cycle and Cancer
    O. Gene Manipulation
    P. Cloning Vectors
    Q. Gene Libraries and Screening
    R. Analysis and uses of Cloned DNA
    S. Functional Genomics and the new Technologies

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  • E-book


    BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology will be available in the US and Canada as a downloadable e-book from VitalSource.

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    • eBook purchase: $28.00 (30% off list price)
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    • 180 day e-rental: $20.00 (50% off list price)