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Yeast: Molecular and Cell Biology

Yeast: Molecular and Cell Biology

Horst Feldmann

ISBN: 978-3-527-64486-5

Sep 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

348 pages

Description

Yeast is one of the oldest domesticated organisms and has both industrial and domestic applications. In addition, it is very widely used as a eukaryotic model organism in biological research and has offered valuable knowledge of genetics and basic cellular processes. In fact, studies in yeast have offered insight in mechanisms underlying ageing and diseases such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and cancer. Yeast is also widely used in the lab as a tool for many technologies such as two-hybrid analysis, high throughput protein purification and localization and gene expression profiling.
The broad range of uses and applications of this organism undoubtedly shows that it is invalubale in research, technology and industry. Written by one of the world's experts in yeast, this book offers insight in yeast biology and its use in studying cellular mechanisms.
Introduction
The "Early Days" of Nucleic Acids
Genetic Engineering and Reverse Genetics
Cell Structures and Functions
Cellular Dynamics
Anatomy of the Transcription Machinery and Auxiliary Complexes -
Chromatin Remodeling
Molecular Signalling Cascades and Gene Regulation
Yeast Organellar Function and Biogenesis
The Yeast Genome and Post-Genomics
Disease Genes in Yeast
Yeast Biotechnology
Epilogue: The Future of Yeast Research