An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics presents the fundamental concepts and intellectual tools you need to understand how the genome records information about evolutionary past and processes, how that information can be read, and what kinds of questions we can use that information to answer. Starting with evolutionary principles, and illustrated throughout with biological examples, it is the perfect starting point on the journey to an understanding of the way molecular data is used in modern biology.
Rin and Ami have been skipping molecular biology class all semester, and Professor Moro has had enough—he's sentencing them to summer school on his private island. But they're in store for a special lesson. Using Dr. Moro's virtual reality machine to travel inside the human body, they'll get a close-up look at the fascinating world of molecular biology. Join them in The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology, and learn all about DNA, RNA, proteins, amino acids, and more. Along the way, you'll see chemical reactions first-hand and meet entertaining characters like Enzyme Man and Drinkzilla, who show how the liver metabolizes alcohol. Together with Ami and Rin, you'll learn all about: The organelles and proteins inside cells, and how they support cellular functions The processes of transcription and translation, and your genes' role in synthesizing proteins The pieces that make up our genetic code, like nucleotides, codons, introns, and exons The processes of DNA replication, mitosis and cytokinesis Genetic technology like transduction and cloning, and the role of molecular biology in medicine Whether you need a molecular biology refresher or you're just fascinated by the science of life, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology will give you a uniquely fun and informative introduction.
The classic and authoritative textbook, Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis,is now fully revised and updated in this much-anticipated second edition. Whilst retaining the first edition’s clear writing style and accessible description of this complex process, updates now include cutting-edge applications of photosynthesis, such as to bioenergy and artificial photosynthesis as well as new analytical techniques. Written by a leading authority in photosynthesis research, this new edition is presented in full color with clear, student-friendly illustrations. An interdisciplinary approach to photosynthesis is taken, with coverage including the basic principles of energy storage, the history and early development of photosynthesis, electron transfer pathways, genetics and evolution. A comprehensive appendix, containing an introduction to the basic chemical and physical principles involved in photosynthesis, is also included. Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis,second edition, is an indispensable text for all students of plant biology, bioenergy, and molecular biology, in addition to researchers in these and related fields looking for an accessible introduction to this vital and integral process to life on earth. stresses an interdisciplinary approach emphasizes recent advances in molecular structures and mechanisms includes the latest insights and research on structural information, improved techniques as well as advances in biochemical and genetic methods comprehensive appendix, which includes a detailed introduction to the physical basis of photosynthesis, including thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy associated website with downloadable figures as powerpoint slides for teaching
Biochemistry is the science which deals with the chemical composition, the synthesis, the degradation and interaction of compounds found in living organisms. More simply it encompasses understanding of life processes in terms of chemical phenomena. The theme of biochemistry is to correlate the molecular structures with the biological functions. Today, the growth of all other biological sciences such as biotechnology, biology, physiology, genetics, pathology, microbiology, medicine, agriculture etc. is dependent upon biochemistry. Biochemistry has an important role to play in all the life processes and technological developments in the area of food energy public health and pollution control in order to meet the requirement with the rapidly increasing world population in the years to come. Biochemistry is an experimental science.This “Biochemistry Manual” has been written to help researchers, teachers and students for proper understanding and use of the major techniques and methods employed in biochemistry.
A number of molecular biology manuals are commercially available that cover various molecular biology protocols but these manuals are far away from the approach of the students due to their high cost and difficult scientific language. The purpose of this manual is to provide the authentic material to the students in affordable price. A very simple language is used in the manual so it is easy to understand. This manual covers the basic principle, reagents, equipment and protocols for various experiments/techniques that are commonly used in the molecular biology research. The manual is an easy way for practical understanding of different aspects of molecular biology. I would like to thank the contributing authors for sparing their time and writing different chapters for this book.
Practice of oral health science has now entered the era of "evidence based dentistry," characterized by an increasing societal belief around the world that clinical practice should be based on scientific information. Molecular dentistry, the human genome project, transcriptomes and proteomes have recently opened vast opportunities for translation of basic science discoveries to oral health care at the chairside and bedside through the intermediary process of clinical research. Multiple factors and processes contribute to the response of dental treatment. Understanding of the interaction between genetic, molecular biology, biochemistry and environmental factors (including treatment) that influence the treatment response of our patient will be fundamental to the practice of personalized dentistry. This text book is written with the aim to provide preliminary resource for academicians, clinicians, researchers and students of dentistry interested Oral Molecular biology.
The two Essential Molecular Biology books in the Practical Approach Series are designed for the absolute beginner at gene cloning whether they be at the start of their career or an experienced researcher in another field. As with the first editions, the objective of both volumes is to combine solid practical information with sufficient background material to ensure that the novice can understand how a technique works, what it achieves, and how to make modifications to suit personal requirements. Volume 1 concentrates on the procedures for DNA and RNA manipulation: purification, electrophoresis, and the construction and cloning of recombinant molecules. It also includes a general introduction to molecular biology in the laboratory and a survey of cloning vectors for Escherichia Coli.
ITCSE( Introduction to Chemical Science and Engineering, has been written with vast experiences of biology, medicine and chemical technology and engineering, covering the concepts of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Molecular Biology and the understanding of Life and engineering interracial phenomena, surface properties have been exposed in this book with the understanding that the education of Chemical Engineering has been changed towards Nano- and Molecular engineering , and has modified the concept of unit operation and the concept of reactor design, applicable to Medicine, Environment,Diagnosis,Conversion and Recovery processes.The text book ITCSE has covered all such items including the chapters of Mass and Heat transfer, Fluidization, Membrane and Reaction engineering, occurring in Nano-channels and micro-reactors.ITCSE has also covered the history of Chemical Science and Engineering to inspire young chemical engineers to utilize this eucation for human well being.
Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers an accessible, engaging, and optimistic account of cancer biology for undergraduate and graduate students. Using the hallmarks of cancer as a starting point, the book looks at the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning the transformation of cells into cancer cells. After discussing the theory, each chapter then demonstrates how this knowledge can be directly applied to the development of new targeted therapies, giving the reader a clear appreciation of how the theory translates to tackling the disease.
The proteins that gather light for plant photosynthesis are embedded within cell membranes in a site called the thylakoid membrane (or the «photosynthetic membrane»). These proteins form the light harvesting antenna that feeds with energy a number of vital photosynthetic processes such as water oxidation and oxygen evolution, the pumping of protons across the thylakoid membranes coupled with the electron transport chain of the photosystems and cytochrome b6f complex, and ATP synthesis by ATP synthase utilizing the generated proton gradient. The Photosynthetic Membrane: Molecular Mechanisms and Biophysics of Light Harvesting is an introduction to the fundamental design and function of the light harvesting photosynthetic membrane, one of the most common and most important structures of life. It describes the underlying structure of the membrane, the variety and roles of the membrane proteins, the atomic structures of light harvesting complexes and their macromolecular assemblies, the molecular mechanisms and dynamics of light harvesting and primary energy transformations, and the broad range of adaptations to different light environments. The book shows, using the example of the photosynthetic membrane, how complex biological structures utilize principles of chemistry and physics in order to carry out biological functions. The Photosynthetic Membrane: Molecular Mechanisms of Light Harvesting will appeal to a wide audience of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers working in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, plant science and bioengineering.
This remarkably engaging text gives biology students an introduction to statistics. Based on a growing interest in statistics across the life science fields, The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences was developed from David Moore's The Basic Practice of Statistics and emphasizes statistical thinking and real data using up-to-date examples.
An introduction to one of the fundamental tools in chemical research—spectroscopy and photophysics in condensed-phase and extended systems A great deal of modern research in chemistry and materials science involves the interaction of radiation with condensed-phase systems such as molecules in liquids and solids as well as molecules in more complex media, molecular aggregates, metals, semiconductors, and composites. Condensed-Phase Molecular Spectroscopy and Photophysics was developed to fill the need for a textbook that introduces the basics of traditional molecular spectroscopy with a strong emphasis on condensed-phase systems. It also examines optical processes in extended systems such as metals, semiconductors, and conducting polymers, and addresses the unique optical properties of nanoscale systems. Condensed-Phase Molecular Spectroscopy and Photophysics begins with an introduction to quantum mechanics that sets a solid foundation for understanding the text's subsequent topics, including: Electromagnetic radiation and radiation-matter interactions Molecular vibrations and infrared spectroscopy Electronic spectroscopy Photophysical processes and light scattering Nonlinear and pump-probe spectroscopies Electron transfer processes Each chapter contains problems ranging from simple to complex, enabling readers to gradually build their skills and problem-solving abilities. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in physical and materials chemistry, this text is uniquely designed to equip readers to solve a broad array of current problems and challenges in chemistry.
This manuscript is an introductory course on Human growth and development. It attempts to lead students to an understanding of the concepts and processes of human growth and development. Hence, it explores developmental changes during prenatal and post-natal stages with special emphasis on the social, physical, intellectual, emotional, and moral levels of human development. The manuscript exposes students to the processes of development from fertilization till old age. It is hoped that this book will help students to grasp the concepts and demonstrate an understanding of the processes of human growth and development through the entire life span. Theories of human growth and development have been incorporated to provide for clearer understanding and application. This book should therefore help students to appreciate and respect the complexity of the human life.
Molecular biotechnology continues to triumph, as this textbook testifies – edited by one of the academic pioneers in the field and written by experienced professionals. This completely revised second edition covers the entire spectrum, from the fundamentals of molecular and cell biology, via an overview of standard methods and technologies, the application of the various «-omics», and the development of novel drug targets, right up to the significance of system biology in biotechnology. The whole is rounded off by an introduction to industrial biotechnology as well as chapters on company foundation, patent law and marketing. The new edition features: – Large format and full color throughout – Proven structure according to basics, methods, main topics and economic perspectives – New sections on system biology, RNA interference, microscopic techniques, high throughput sequencing, laser applications, biocatalysis, current biomedical applications and drug approval – Optimized teaching with learning targets, a glossary containing around 800 entries, over 500 important abbreviations and further reading. The only resource for those who are seriously interested in the topic. Bonus material available online free of charge: www.wiley-vch.de/home/molecbiotech