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Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology

Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology

Paul Singleton

ISBN: 978-0-470-69546-3

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

312 pages

Select type: E-Book

$75.99

Description

DNA technology has a vital role in diverse fields such as criminal investigation and gene therapy – dynamic areas involving many specialized terms and techniques. This unique dictionary offers current, detailed, accessible information to lecturers, researchers, students and technicians throughout the biomedical sciences.
  • More up-to-date than existing textbooks in many aspects of DNA technology – with over 1,000 references from mainstream journals
  • Clear explanations of terms, techniques, and tests, including commercial systems, with detailed coverage of many important procedures and methods
  • Explains not only well-established methodology but includes new technology and data from the latest research journals, going well beyond the remit of most science dictionaries
  • Essay-style entries on many major topics to assist newcomers to the field
  • Covers topics relevant to medicine (diagnosis and gene therapy); veterinary science; biotechnology; biochemistry; pharmaceutical science/drug development; molecular biology; microbiology; epidemiology; genomics; environmental science; plant science/agriculture; taxonomy; and forensic science
1. Preface.

2. Notes for the User.

3. Ready Reference.

4. Dictionary.

5. Appendix: Alphabetical List of Genera

"The cross-disciplinary nature of DNA and genome technologies means that Singleton's Dictionary will be of relevance to users from many diverse fields including medicine, veterinary science, biotechnology, forensic science and taxonomy to name nut a few. This dictionary will appeal to lecturers, researchers, technicians and students in higher and further education settings as well as in commercial industry." (Reference Reviews, Issue 7 2008)

  • Brings together over 1,000 references offering accessible explanations of terms, techniques and tests used in DNA technology
  • Explores not only well-established methodologies but includes new technology and data from the latest research journals, going beyond the remit of many science dictionaries
  • Explains commercial products - principles, applications and examples of use - often with references
  • Features essay-style entries on various major topics, providing a useful working knowledge for newcomers to the field
  • Includes extensive cross-referencing links between different aspects of a topic, and between related topics
  • Covers topics relevant to medicine (diagnosis and gene therapy); veterinary science; biotechnology; biochemistry; pharmaceutical science/drug development; molecular biology; microbiology; epidemiology; genomics; environmental science; plant science/agriculture; taxonomy; and forensic science