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Nucleic Acids : Tutorial Chemistry Texts - Shawn Doonan

Nucleic Acids

Tutorial Chemistry Texts

By: Shawn Doonan, E. W. Abel (Editor), David Phillips (Editor), J. Derek Woollins (Editor), A. G. Davies (Editor)

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Beginning with a concise review of the biological roles of nucleic acids, the text then discusses the components from which they are made, and works up through nucleosides and nucleotides to the covalent structures of the nucleic acids themselves. The double helical structure of DNA and its implications for replication are then described.
This is followed by a detailed treatment of the chemistry of the processes by which the information encoded in DNA is expressed in terms of the amino acid sequences of proteins. The final chapter describes modern tools of DNA analysis and how they have been used in a range of recent applications such as gene cloning, genome sequence analysis, and DNA fingerprinting.

The book provides a lot of information on the various aspects of nucleic acids in a concise and nicely written manner that makes it a very good read. * Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, (2006), 385: 10-11 (Jorg D Hoheisel) *
Highly recommended for undergraduate students in chemistry and related fields * Carbohydrate Polymers, 58 (2004), 483-485 (John F Kennedy) *

The biological roles of the nucleic acidsp. 1
The covalent structures of nucleic acidsp. 25
The three-dimensional structure of DNA and its implications for replicationp. 47
Transcription and translation of the genetic messagep. 85
Modern tools of DNA analysisp. 116
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ISBN: 9780854044818
ISBN-10: 0854044817
Series: Tutorial Chemistry Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: August 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 18.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.42