Bacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 4, 2006 - Science - 578 pages

Genetic investigations and manipulations of bacteria and bacteriophage have made vital contributions to our basic understanding of living cells and to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology. This volume is a survey of the genetics of bacteria and their viruses, and it provides students with a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly changing subject. The book is written for upper level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, particularly those who have had an introductory genetics course.

The fifth edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent advances in the field. The book now has a reader-friendly look, with end-of-chapter questions, "Thinking Ahead" and "Applications" boxes to challenge students’ comprehension and insights. A complete glossary of commonly used terms has been revised and expanded.

 

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Contents

DNA Structure
10
An Essential Element of Microbial Genetics
22
2
31
Linking DNA in Arbitrary Ways
42
Analytical Techniques for DNA Molecules
49
Questions for Review and Discussion
66
4
107
RNA Processing
113
9
305
Generalized Transduction
314
Summary
323
Other Transformation Systems
339
Summary
346
Basic Properties of the E coli Conjugation System
352
Interactions of the F Plasmid with the Bacterial Chromosome
362
Analysis of the F Plasmid
373

Regulation
123
Summary
144
5
149
6
177
7
221
Bacteriophages Containing SingleStrand DNA
235
RNAContaining Bacteriophages
244
Bacteriophages Infecting Bacillus subtilis
251
References
257
General Nature of the Temperate Response
264
Other Lambdoid Phages
286
Bacteriophage P1
293
SSV1andSSV2
299
Something Completely DifferentPossible Diploidy
379
13
417
Incompatibility
430
Summary
438
15
463
16
479
17
505
Genomics and Proteomics
519
Genetic Structure of the Chromosome
525
Laws of Probability and Their Application
531
Useful World Wide Web Sites
549
Index
567
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