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The triplet genetic code : key to living organisms

Author: Lynn E H Trainor
Publisher: Singapore ; New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of this book is to bring interested readers (professionals and laypersons alike) an appreciation and a basic understanding of what the genetic code is and why it has come to revolutionize thinking about living systems as a whole. The consequences of this revolution are so vast as to be almost incomprehensible. It seems important in a democratic society to have a citizenry well informed about the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn E H Trainor
ISBN: 9810244673 9789810244675 9810244681 9789810244682
OCLC Number: 49384260
Description: xvi, 122 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. What is Life? --
3. The Nucleic Acids, DNA and RNA --
4. Proteins --
The Molecules of Life --
5. Pinning Down the Code --
6. Description of the Genetic Triplet Code --
7. Origin and Development of the Genetic Code --
8. A Physical Approach to Genetic Origins. 8.1. Codon Bias in Viral Genes --
A Thermodynamic Theory. 8.2. Cluster Analysis in Codon Space. 8.3. The Tetrahedral Representation of Codon Space --
9. Reductionism Versus Holism --
10. Cultural and Material Impacts of Molecular Biology --
App. A. Peptide Bonds and Protein Structure --
App. B. Procedure for Introducing a Metric Free Distribution of Points in Codon Space --
App. C. Fun with Tetrahedra --
App. D. Genetic Engineering.
Responsibility: Lynn E.H. Trainor.

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