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Molecular Biology, Fourth Edition
Genes to Proteins

Author(s): Burton E. Tropp, Queens College/CUNY
  • ISBN-13: 9781449600914
  • Product With Access Code    1100 pages      © 2012
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Newly revised and updated, the Fourth Edition of Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins is a comprehensive guide through the basic molecular processes and genetic phenomena of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Written for the undergraduate and first year graduate students within molecular biology or molecular genetics, the text has been updated with the latest data in the field. It incorporates a biochemical approach as well as a discovery approach that provides historical and experimental information within the context of the narrative.

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  • Reorganized to allow instructors to build on critical concepts throughout the course.
  • Updated content on replication, transcription, and translation.
  • A new chapter describing small silencing RNAs.
  • New section added to examine RNA structure in greater detail.
  • Includes a new section describing the ubiquitin proteasome proteolytic pathway.
  • The section on DNA sequence has been updated to include the new generation of DNA sequencers.
  • New sections have been added that examine epigenetic programming, which includes a discussion of imprinting and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

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Written for the undergraduate and first year graduate students within molecular biology or molecular genetics as well as for a professional reference.

Section  I  Introduction
  Chapter  1  1. Introduction to Molecular Biology
Section  II  Protein Structure and Function
  Chapter  2  Protein Structure
  Chapter  3  Protein Function
Section  III  Nucleic Acids and Nucleoproteins
  Chapter  4  Nucleic Acid Structure
  Chapter  5  Techniques in Molecular Biology
  Chapter  6  Chromosome Structure
Section  IV  Genetics and Virology
  Chapter  7  Genetic Analysis in Molecular Biology
  Chapter  8  Viruses in Molecular Biology
Section  V  DNA Metabolism
  Chapter  9  DNA Replication in Bacteria
  Chapter  10  DNA Replication in Eukaryotes and the Archaea
  Chapter  11  DNA Damage
  Chapter  12  DNA Repair
  Chapter  13  Recombination
  Chapter  14  Transposons and Other Mobile Elements
Section  VI  RNA Metabolism
  Chapter  16  Regulation of Bacterial Gene Transcription
  Chapter  17  RNA Polymerase II: Basal Transcription
  Chapter  18  RNA Polymerase II: Regulation
  Chapter  19  RNA Polymerase II: Cotranscriptional and Posttranscriptional Processes
  Chapter  20  RNA Polymerases I and III and Organellar RNA Polymerases
Section  VII  Protein Synthesis
  Chapter  21  Small Silencing RNAs
  Chapter  22  Protein Synthesis: The Genetic Code
  Chapter  23  Protein Synthesis: The Ribosome

Burton E. Tropp-Queens College/CUNY

Burton Tropp received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University. After completing his graduate research on the mechanism of methylation of transfer RNA he studied protein synthesis in regenerating rat liver while a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Harvard Medical School. He then joined the faculty of the City University of New York where he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Queens College and in the Ph.D. Biochemistry Program at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He teaches biochemistry and biochemical genetics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His major research interest has been the genetic aspects of lipid metabolism. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in this research area. 

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