Genetic Techniques for Biological Research: A Case Study Approach
This book uses a case study approach, with the yeast Saccharomyces as the model genetic organism, to explain the theory and practice of molecular genetic analysis. It provides enough information so readers will be able to apply the approach to their own research project.
SECTION I: SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE AS A GENETIC RESEARCH ORGANISM.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae As a Genetic Model Organism
Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology
Saccharomyces Cell Structure.
SECTION II: TECHNIQUES OF GENETIC ANALYSIS.
Mutant Hunts -
To Select or to Screen (perhaps even by brute force).
Complementation Analysis: How many Genes are Involved?
Gene Isolation and Analysis of Multiple Mutant Alleles.
Enhancement and Synthetic Phenotypes
Advanced Concepts in Molecular Genetic Analysis
SECTION III: CASE STUDIES FROM THE SACCHAROMYCES GENETIC LITERATURE.
Case Study I: Glucose Sensing and signaling Mechanisms in Saccharomyces.
Case Study II: Secretion, Exocytosis and Vesicle Trafficking in Saccharomyces.
Case Study III: The Cell Division Cycle of Saccharomyces.
Case Study IV: Mating-type Pheromone Response Pathway of Saccharomyces.
"…a useful addition to the literature…" (Biologist, Vol.50. No.2, 2003)
"...a valuable addition to the reference library of any research laboratory at universities, research institutes and the industry." (Acta Biotechnologica, Vol.23, No.2-3, 2003)
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