Biology

Molecular Biology
Different Facets

Anjali Priyadarshini, PhD
Prerna Pandey, PhD

Molecular Biology

In production
Pub Date: October 2017
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886413
E-Book ISBN: 9781315099279
Pages: Approx 335p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 106 b/w illustrations

This new book, Molecular Biology: Different Facets, provides a comprehensive description of the basic tenets of molecular biology, from mechanisms to its elaborate role in gene regulation. The initial sections cover the history of genetics and molecular biology. The book then goes on to highlight the significance of molecular approaches for all biological processes in both simple and complex cells.

The volume incorporates the most recent research from this ever-evolving field. The authors have described experimental approaches wherever necessary to present evidence that have led to the development of important concepts and significant advances in molecular biology. The book is intended for students as well as for teachers of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry.

Key features:
• provides a comprehensive description of the basic tenets of molecular biology
• uses lucid language to provide easily understood explanations
• includes a glossary of terms
• provides simple illustrations to facilitate understanding
• includes short exercises at the end of the chapters

The book is intended for students as well as for teachers of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry.

CONTENTS:
Preface
1. CELL
1.1 Introduction to Cell
1.2 Shared Properties of Biological Systems
1.3 Mitosis
1.4 Genetic Regulation of Cell Cycle
1.5 Meiosis

2. GENES AND GENETIC CODE
2.1. The Central Dogma
2.1 Relationship between Genes and Protein
2.2 Replication
2.3 Transcription
2.4 Translation
2.5 Gene Regulation and Regulatory RNA
2.6 Mutation

3. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS
3.1. Bacteria
3.2. Viruses
3.3. Yeast

4. PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
4.1. Early Approaches
4.2. Plant Genome Projects
4.3. Plant Transformation
4.4. Plant Tissue Culture: An Important Step in Plant Genetic Engineering
4.5. World Population in Relation to Advances in Crop Production
4.6. Molecular Farming
4.7. Plant Stress Responses
4.8. RNA Interference in Plants
4.9. RNAi and Abiotic Stresses

5. GENETIC MANIPULATION BY RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY
5.1. Genetic Engineering Techniques: The Basic Tenet
5.2. Cloning Vectors
5.3. Screening for the Right Recombinant
5.4. Applications of Genetic Engineering
5.5. Biotechnology and Ethics

6. MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
6.1 Molecular Basis of Disease
6.2 Tools of Molecular Diagnostics
6.3 Gene Therapy
6.4 Ethical and Legal Issues of DNA Testing


About the Authors / Editors:
Anjali Priyadarshini, PhD
Assistant Professor, Delhi University, India

Anjali Priyadarshini, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Delhi University, India. Dr. Priyadarshini is a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Government of India awardee. Her field of research and interest include biotechnology and nanotechnology. Dr. Priyadarshini has published papers in peer-reviewed journals in the biomedical field.

Prerna Pandey, PhD
Biotechnologist and Writer, Maharashtra, India

Prerna Pandey, PhD, is a biotechnologist with several years of wet lab research experience. She has worked at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India. Her PhD research involved isolation and molecular characterization of Geminiviruses, genome sequencing, gene annotation, and gene silencing using the RNA interference technology. She has also worked at Transasia Biomedicals and Advance Enzyme Technologies as a scientist. Dr. Prerna has published papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field and has submitted a number of annotated Geminiviral genome sequences to GenBank, including two novel ones. She has also completed editing and proofreading courses from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and now works as a freelance scientific writer and editor.




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