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Understanding genes and GMOs

Author: Colin J Sanderson
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The rapid progress in genomics and related technologies has increased interest in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This book equips the reader with essential information about what genes are, how they work, and how they can be modified and used in biotechnology. The book starts with a summary of the beginnings of life, the structure and components of living organisms, and an outline of genetic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin J Sanderson
ISBN: 9789812703767 9812703764 9789812703750 9812703756
OCLC Number: 148985052
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 345 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Getting started --
Ch. 2. Life : cells, organisms & evolution --
Ch. 3. How biological molecules are put together --
Ch. 4. What is a gene? --
Ch. 5. How do genes work? --
Ch. 6. Genetic engineering --
Ch. 7. DNA amplification and analysis --
Ch. 8. Genes in the natural world --
Ch. 9. People & our genes --
Ch. 10. Genetics of some of our pathogens --
Ch. 11. Biotechnology and sustainable agriculture --
Ch. 12. GMOs in agriculture --
Ch. 13. Patents, regulations & the future.
Responsibility: Colin J. Sanderson.

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The rapid progress in genomics and related technologies has increased interest in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This book equips you with information about what genes are, how they work, and  Read more...

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