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Lewin’s Essential GenesAuthors: Jocelyn E. Krebs, Elliott S. Goldstein, Stephen T. Kilpatrick
Lewin’s Essential GENES, Fourth Edition provides a clear and concise overview, as well as up-to-date concepts and techniques in the area of molecular genetics. This text focuses on essential topics, background, and introductory material on the structure and function of genes and genomes and their associated cellular processes.
The Fourth Edition is organised into four parts. Part I: Genes and Chromosomes, Part II: DNA Replication and Recombination, Part III: Gene Expression, and Part IV: Gene Regulation. The content of the text has been added and updated to reflect the research advances in many fields, particularly in Chromatin, Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation, and Epigenetics.
Each new print copy includes a Navigate 2 Companion Website that features interactive and informative learning resources that gauge understanding and help students study more effectively.
Features and Benefits
CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is discussed in multiple chapters from different perspectives
A general reorganisation for a more logical flow of topics
Unique pedagogical features that help students with historical context, give opportunities for practice and assessment, and use critical thinking skills to fully understand the material
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter Chapter 1 Genes Are DNA and Encode RNAs and Polypeptides
Chapter Chapter 2 Methods in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Chapter Chapter 3 The Interrupted Gene
Chapter Chapter 4 The Content of the Genome
Chapter Chapter 5 Genome Sequences and Evolution
Chapter Chapter 6 Clusters and Repeats
Chapter Chapter 7 Chromosomes
Chapter Chapter 8 Chromatin
Chapter Chapter 9 Replication Is Connected to the Cell Cycle
Chapter Chapter 10 The Replicon: Initiation of Replication
Chapter Chapter 11 DNA Replication
Chapter Chapter 12 Extrachromosomal Replicons
Chapter Chapter 13 Homologous and Site-Specific Recombination
Chapter Chapter 14 Repair Systems
Chapter Chapter 15 Transposable Elements and Retroviruses
Chapter Chapter 16 Prokaryotic Transcription
Chapter Chapter 17 Eukaryotic Transcription
Chapter Chapter 18 RNA Splicing and Processing
Chapter Chapter 19 mRNA Stability and Localization
Chapter Chapter 20 Catalytic RNA
Chapter Chapter 21 Translation
Chapter Chapter 22 Using the Genetic Code
Chapter Chapter 23 The Operon
Chapter Chapter 24 Phage Strategies
Chapter Chapter 25 Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation
Chapter Chapter 26 Epigenetics
Chapter Chapter 27 Noncoding RNA
Chapter Chapter 28 Regulatory RNA