Molecular Biology and Genomics

Molecular Biology and Genomics

1st Edition - December 4, 2006

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  • Author: Cornel Mulhardt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080467665

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Never before has it been so critical for lab workers to possess the proper tools and methodologies necessary to determine the structure, function, and expression of the corresponding proteins encoded in the genome. Mulhardt's Molecular Biology and Genomics helps aid in this daunting task by providing the reader with tips and tricks for more successful lab experiments. This strategic lab guide explores the current methodological variety of molecular biology and genomics in a simple manner, addressing the assets and drawbacks as well as critical points. It also provides short and precise summaries of routine procedures as well as listings of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods.

Key Features

  • Shows how to avoid experimental dead ends and develops an instinct for the right experiment at the right time
  • Includes a handy Career Guide for researchers in the field
  • Contains more than 100 extensive figures and tables


Laboratory practitioners such as professionals, managerial staff, instructors and students, conducting experiments within the field of molecular biology and/or genomics.

Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Foreword to the First Edition
    • Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 1: What Is Molecular Biology?
      • Publisher Summary
      • 1.1 The Substrate of Molecular Biology: The Molecular World for Beginners
      • 1.2 What Is Required for This Work?
      • 1.3 Safety in the Laboratory
    • Chapter 2: Fundamental Methods
    • Chapter 3: The Tools
    • Chapter 4: The Polymerase Chain Reaction
    • Chapter 5: RNA
    • Chapter 6: Cloning DNA Fragments
    • Chapter 7: Hybridization: How to Track Down DNA
    • Chapter 8: DNA Analysis
    • Chapter 9: Investigating the Function of DNA Sequences
    • Chapter 10: Using Computers
    • Chapter 11: Suggestions for Career Planning: The Machiavelli Short Course for Young Researchers
      • Publisher Summary
    • Chapter 12: Concluding Thoughts
      • Publisher Summary
    • Appendix 1
    • Appendix 2
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: December 4, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080467665

About the Author

Cornel Mulhardt

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Hoffman-La Roche

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