Item description for Genomics and Genetics: From Molecular Details to Analysis and Techniques. Two Vol. Set by Robert A. Meyers...
With contributions by two Nobel Laureates, this careful selection of high-quality articles from the well proven Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine spans the whole range of topics in genomics and genetics.
The first volume deals with molecular genetics, genomic organization and evolution, as well as genomes of model organisms, while the second goes on to treat genomic sequencing, genetic engineering and gene medicine and disease. Throughout, the chapters conform to a uniform structure, including a keyword glossary, a summary of the article in question and a list of literature references. The result is a readily accessible reference for geneticists, molecular biologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, pharmacologists, and developmental biologists, as well as those working in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 7" Height: 2.8" Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Release Date Feb 16, 2007
ISBN 3527316094 ISBN13 9783527316090
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More About Robert A. Meyers
Robett A. Meyers was manager of Chemical Process Technology at TRW and is now President of RAMTECH Limited. A resident of Redondo Beach, CA, Dr. Meyers is the inventor or co-inventor of a number of broadly used engineering processes, and has managed projects in nearly every facet of the petroleum refining industry. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a member of the American Chemical Society, and serves on the UCLA Chemistry Department Advisory Board. His complete biography appears in "Who's Who in the World."
Robert A. Meyers currently resides in the state of California. Robert A. Meyers was born in 1936 and has an academic affiliation as follows - TRW Inc., Redondo Beach, California Ramtech Ltd., Tarzana, CA, USA Ram.
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Top-Notch Reference Mar 16, 2007
Genomics and Genetics: From Molecular Details to Analysis and Techniques edited by Robert A. Meyers (Wiley-VCH) Excerpt: The Genomics and Genetics two volume set was compiled from a selection of key articles from the recently published Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (ISBN 978-3-527-30542-1). The Genomics and Genetics set is comprised of 39 detailed articles arranged in six sections covering molecular genetics, genomic organization and evolution, genomes of model organisms, genomic sequencing, genetic engineering, as well as gene medicine and disease. The articles were prepared by eminent researchers from the major research institutions in the United States, Europe and around the globe. Each article begins with a concise definition of the subject and its importance, followed by the body of the article and extensive references for further reading. The references are divided into secondary references (books and review articles) and primary research papers. Each subject is presented on a first-principle basis, including detailed figures, tables and drawings. Because of the self-contained nature of each article, some overlap among articles on related topics occurs. Extensive cross-referencing is provided to help the reader expand his or her range of inquiry. The master publication, which is the basis of the Genomics and Genetics set, is the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, which is the successor and second edition of the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine, covers the molecular and cellular basis of life at a university and professional researcher level. This second edition is double the first edition in length and will comprise the most detailed treatment of both molecular and cell biology available today. The Board and I believe that there is a serious need for this publication, even in view of the vast amount of information available on the World Wide Web and in text books and monographs. We feel that there is no substitute for our tightly organized and integrated approach to selection of articles and authors and implementation of peer review standards for providing an authoritative single-source reference for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, librarians and researchers in industry and government. Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive foundation for the expanding number of molecular biologists, cell biologists, pharmacologists, biophysicists, biotechnologists, biochemists and physicians as well as for those entering molecular cell biology and molecular medicine from majors or careers in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering. For example there is an unprecedented demand for physicists, chemists and computer scientists who will work with biologists to define the genome, proteome and interactome through experimental and computational biology. The Board and I first divided all of molecular cell biology and molecular medicine into primary topical categories and each of these was further defined into subtopics The following is a summary of the topics and subtopics: * Nucleic Acids: amplification, disease genetics overview, DNA structure, evolution, general genetics, nucleic acid processes, oligonucleotides, RNA structure, RNA replication and transcription. * Structure Determination Technologies Applicable to Biomolecules: chromatography, labeling, large structures, mapping, mass spectrometry, microscopy, magnetic resonance, sequencing, spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction. * Proteins, Peptides and Amino Acids: analysis, enzymes, folding, mechanisms, modeling, peptides, structural genomics (proteomics), structure, types. Biomolecular Interactions: cell properties, charge transfer, immunology, recognition, senses. * Molecular Cell Biology of Specific Organisms: algae, amoeba, birds, fish, insects, mammals, microbes, nematodes, parasites, plants, viruses, yeasts. * Molecular Cell Biology of Specific Organs or Systems: excretory, lymphatic, muscular, neurobiology, reproductive, skin. * Molecular Cell Biology of Specific Diseases: cancer, circulatory, endocrine, environmental stress, immune, infectious diseases, neurological, radiation. Biotechnology: applications, diagnostics, gene altered animals, bacteria and fungi, laboratory techniques, legal, materials, process engineering, nanotechnology, production of classes or specific molecules, sensors, vaccine production. Biochemistry: carbohydrates, chirality, energetics, enzymes, biochemical genetics, inorganics, lipids, mechanisms, metabolism, neurology, vitamins. * Pharmacology: chemistry, disease therapy, gene therapy, general molecular medicine, synthesis, toxicology. * Cellular Biology: developmental cell biology, diseases, dynamics, fertilization, immunology, organelles and structures, senses, structural biology, techniques. We then selected some 340 article titles and author or author teams to cover the above topics. Each article is designed as a self-contained treatment. Each article begins with a key word section, including definitions, to assist the scientist or student who is unfamiliar with the specific subject area. The Encyclopedia includes more than 3000 key words, each defined within the context of the particular scientific field covered by the article. In addition to these definitions, the glossary of basic terms found at the back of each volume, defines the most commonly used terms in molecular and cell biology. These definitions should allow most readers to understand articles in the Encyclopedia without referring to a dictionary, textbook or other reference work.