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Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology, 3rd Edition



Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology, 3rd Edition

Paul Singleton

ISBN: 978-1-118-44757-4 November 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 524 Pages


DNA technology is evolving rapidly, with new methods and a fast-growing vocabulary. This unique dictionary offers current, detailed and accessible information on DNA technology to lecturers, researchers and students throughout the biomedical and related sciences.

The third edition is a major update, with over 3000 references from mainstream journals and data from the very latest research – going well beyond the remit of most science dictionaries. It provides clear explanations of terms, techniques, and tests, including commercial systems, with detailed coverage of many important procedures and methods, and  includes essay-style entries on many major topics to assist newcomers to the field. It covers topics relevant to medicine (diagnosis, genetic disorders, gene therapy); veterinary science; biotechnology; biochemistry; pharmaceutical science/drug development; molecular biology; microbiology; epidemiology; genomics; environmental science; plant science/agriculture; taxonomy; and forensic science.

Preface vii

Notes for the user ix

Ready reference xiii

Dictionary 1

Appendix: Alphabetical list of genera 505

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“Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 August 2013)