DNA Structure and Function

DNA Structure and Function

1st Edition - November 10, 1994

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  • Author: Richard Sinden
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780126457506
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571737

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DNA Structure and Function, a timely and comprehensive resource, is intended for any student or scientist interested in DNA structure and its biological implications. The book provides a simple yet comprehensive introduction to nearly all aspects of DNA structure. It also explains current ideas on the biological significance of classic and alternative DNA conformations. Suitable for graduate courses on DNA structure and nucleic acids, the text is also excellent supplemental reading for courses in general biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics.

Key Features

  • Explains basic DNA Structure and function clearly and simply
  • Contains up-to-date coverage of cruciforms, Z-DNA, triplex DNA, and other DNA conformations
  • Discusses DNA-protein interactions, chromosomal organization, and biological implications of structure
  • Highlights key experiments and ideas within boxed sections
  • Illustrated with 150 diagrams and figures that convey structural and experimental concepts


Graduate and advanced undergraduate students and researchers in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, biophysics, chemistry, cell biology, and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Structure, Properties, and Reactions of DNA.
    DNA Bending.
    DNA Supercoiling.
    Cruciform Structures in DNA.
    Left-Handed Z-DNA.
    Triplex DNA.
    Miscellaneous Alternative Conformations of DNA.
    DNA-Protein Interactions.
    The Organization of DNA into Chromosomes.
    Author Index.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: November 10, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780126457506
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571737

About the Author

Richard Sinden

Affiliations and Expertise

Albert B. Alkek Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A & M University, Houston, U.S.A.

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