Understanding DNA, Third Edition: The Molecule and How it Works

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780121550899: Understanding DNA, Third Edition: The Molecule and How it Works

The functional properties of any molecule are directly related to, and affected by, its structure. This is especially true for DNA, the molecular that carries the code for all life on earth.

The third edition of Understanding DNA has been entirely revised and updated, and expanded to cover new advances in our understanding. It explains, step by step, how DNA forms specific structures, the nature of these structures and how they fundamentally affect the biological processes of transcription and replication.

Written in a clear, concise and lively fashion, Understanding DNA is essential reading for all molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics students, to newcomers to the field from other areas such as chemistry or physics, and even for seasoned researchers, who really want to understand DNA.

* Describes the basic units of DNA and how these form the double helix, and the various types of DNA double helix
* Outlines the methods used to study DNA structure
* Contains over 130 illustrations, some in full color, as well as exercises and further readings to stimulate student comprehension

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

An easily comprehendible explaination of the structure and function of DNA.

From the Back Cover:

We see DNA structures so often that it is frequently taken for granted that the molecule should not be anything but an aesthetically spiraling helix. But why should it assume such a nice structure?

The functional properties of any molecule are directly related to, and affected by, its structure. This is especially true for DNA, the molecular that carries the code for all life on earth.

The third edition of Understanding DNA has been entirely revised and updated, and expanded to cover new advances in our understanding. It explains, step by step, how DNA forms specific structures, the nature of these structures and how they fundamentally affect the biological processes of transcription and replication.


* describes the basic units of DNA and how these form the double helix
* characterizes the various types of DNA double helix that have been found
* explains how and why DNA twists and curves
* discusses the mechanisms of DNA supercoiling
* summarizes the assembly of DNA and protein into chromosomes
* describes the latest work on protein-DNA complexes
* outlines the methods used to study DNA structure
* summarizes recent studies of DNA in disease and medicine
* explains mechanisms of non-classical inheritance
* contains over 130 illustrations, some in full colour
* contains simple exercises and further reading at the end of chapters

Written in a clear, concise and lively fashion, Understanding DNA is essential reading for all molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics students, to newcomers to the field from other areas such as chemistry or physics, and even for seasoned researchers, who really want to understand DNA.

From reviews of the first edition

Stylish . beautifully crafted, with a logical step-by-step approach to the subject. A book from which the advanced undergraduate will benefit, and which will also generate a refreshing perspective for experts - NATURE

Authorative and lucid - SIR AARON KLUG

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
Published by Academic Press
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 14
International Edition
Seller
Bookish
(Erlanger, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0121550893 International Edition Paperback OR Softcover Edition with Same Contents. Fast Delivery. Book Cover and ISBN may be different from the US Edition. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # INDMRK-9788131201541

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Stock Tiger
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # Book-0121550893

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.09
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

3.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
Published by Academic Press
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press. Book Condition: New. 0121550893 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MU9780121550899

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

4.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
Published by Academic Press
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press. Book Condition: New. 0121550893 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MI9788131201541

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

5.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Quantity Available: 10
International Edition
Seller
bookscollection
(Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. PAPERBACK,Book Condition New, Brand New, Softcover, International Edition. We Do not Ship APO FPO AND PO BOX. Cover Image & ISBN may be different from US edition but contents as US Edition. Printing in English language. Quick delivery by USPS/UPS/DHL/FEDEX/ARAMEX ,Customer satisfaction guaranteed. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. Bookseller Inventory # ABESTTND506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

6.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Quantity Available: 10
International Edition
Seller
bookscollection
(Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. PAPERBACK,Book Condition New, Brand New, Softcover, International Edition. We Do not Ship APO FPO AND PO BOX. Cover Image & ISBN may be different from US edition but contents as US Edition. Printing in English language. Quick delivery by USPS/UPS/DHL/FEDEX/ARAMEX ,Customer satisfaction guaranteed. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. Bookseller Inventory # ABEDUPPP088

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

7.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
PRIORITY BOOKS
(springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Softcover Book, Condition: New. 3rd Edition. [Please Read Carefully Before Buying], This Is An International Edition. Printed In Black and White. 352 Pages, Book Cover And ISBN No May Be Different From US Edition. Restricted Sales Disclaimer Wordings Not For Sales In USA And Canada May Be Printed On The Cover Of The Book. Standard Shipping 7-14 Business Days. Expedited Shiping 4-8 Business Days. ***WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN BULK ORDERS.*** The Books May Be Ship From Overseas For Inventory Purpose. Bookseller Inventory # 354304

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

8.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
International Edition
Seller
Nick Book House
(fresno, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Softcover International Edition, Printed in Black and White, Different ISBN, Same Content As US edition, Book Cover may be Different, in English Language. Bookseller Inventory # 19794

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

9.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. ISBN and Cover design differs. Similar Contents as U.S Edition. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. We can ship to PO Box address in US. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" or "For sale in Asia only" or similar restrictions- printed only to discourage students from obtaining an affordable copy. US Court has asserted your right to buy and use International edition. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # PS_9780121550899

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

10.

Calladine, Chris R.; Drew, Horace; Luisi, Ben; Travers, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0121550893 ISBN 13: 9780121550899
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New Paperback International Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # AIND-36922

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book