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Principles of Molecular Biology

Author(s): Burton E. Tropp, Queens College/CUNY
  • ISBN-13: 9781449689179
  • Product With Access Code    752 pages      © 2014
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Written for the more concise course, Principles of Molecular Biology is modeled after Burton Tropp's successful Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins and is appropriate for the sophomore level course.  The author begins with an introduction to molecular biology, discussing what it is and how it relates to applications in "real life" with examples pulled from medicine and industry. An overview of protein structure and function follows, and from there the text covers the various roles of technology in elucidating the central concepts of molecular biology, from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Tropp then delves into the heart of the book with chapters focused on chromosomes, genetics, replication, DNA damage and repair, recombination, transposition, transcription, and wraps up with translation.

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  • Presents molecular biology from a biochemical perspective, utilizing model systems as they best describe the process being discussed
  • Special Topic boxes throughout focus on applications in medicine and technology
  • Presents real-world applications of molecular biology that are necessary for students continuing on to medical school or the biotech industry
  • An end-of-chapter study guide includes questions for review and discussion
  • Difficult or complicated concepts are called-out in boxes to further explain and simplify

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Written for the sophomore/junior course in Molecular Biology

Chapter  1  Introduction to Molecular Biology
Chapter  2  Protein Structure and Function
Chapter  3  Nucleic Acid Structure
Chapter  4  Molecular Biology Technology
Chapter  5  Chromosomes
Chapter  6  Genetic Analysis in Molecular Biology
Chapter  7  Viruses in Molecular Biology
Chapter  8  DNA Replication
Chapter  9  DNA Damage and Repair
Chapter  10  Double Strand Break Repair and Homologous Recombination
Chapter  11  Transposable Elements
Chapter  12  Bacterial Transcription and its Regulation
Chapter  13  Eukaryotic Transcription
Chapter  14  RNA Polymerase II: Cotranscriptional and Posttranscriptional Processes
Chapter  15  Small Silencing RNAs
Chapter  16  Protein Synthesis

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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