The Molecule and How it Works
- Chris Calladine, Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge, U.K.
- Horace Drew, CSIRO Division of Biotechnology, Sydney, Australia
- Ben Luisi, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, U.K.
- Andrew Travers, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge, U.K.
The functional properties of any molecule are directly related to, and affected by, its structure. This is especially true for DNA, the molecular that carries the code for all life on earth. The third edition of Understanding DNA has been entirely revised and updated, and expanded to cover new advances in our understanding. It explains, step by step, how DNA forms specific structures, the nature of these structures and how they fundamentally affect the biological processes of transcription and replication.Written in a clear, concise and lively fashion, Understanding DNA is essential reading for all molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics students, to newcomers to the field from other areas such as chemistry or physics, and even for seasoned researchers, who really want to understand DNA.
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. Also of interest to researchers in related areas seeking a background to molecular biology.