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Product Details

  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 6 edition (February 8, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632059540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632059546
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,337,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the fifth edition: "This book perpetuates the quality and utility which have made its previous editions probably the best introductory text on gene manipulation of the past decade and a half: a generation of our students have relied on it." Journal for the Society for General Microbiology,1995 <!--end-->

"The authors are to be congratulated for their courageous effort to bring the new edition up-to-date in an area that is a technological hallmark of the 21st century[...]The starting level is still well suited to advanced undergraduates, but it quickly leads to specialized sophisticated technologies and applications[...]overall, the scientific content of this book is seriously impressive, its coverage comprehensive and it will undoubtedly become an important resource to students, course organizers and young scientists" Irina R. Tsaneva MICROBIOLOGY TODAY August 2002

"Now in its sixth edition, Principles of Gene Manipulation is obviously quite well-honed and serves the needs of its traditional target readership - advanced undergraduates or early postgraduates - extremely well. It is clear that it would be equally useful to other types of reader requiring lucid and well-balanced descriptions of what can now be done with genes." C David O'Connor, University of Southampton, Heredity, November 2003

From the Back Cover

Now in its sixth edition, Principles of Gene Manipulation provides an excellent introduction to the area of genetic engineering of plants, animals and microbes for advanced level undergraduates, with a basic understanding of genetics. This classic textbook has been substantially updated and revised to reflect the rapid advances that have been made in the core technologies in the seven years since the last edition. Furthermore, to put these technologies into context, the final chapter has been structured into six themes:
· nucleic acids as diagnostic tools
· new drugs and new therapies for genetic diseases
· combating infectious disease
· protein engineering
· metabolic engineering
· modern plant breeding
A website is now available to complement this text, at www.blackwellpublishing.com/primrose

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Lee D. Carlson HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 18, 2002
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Certainly one of the most exciting developments in the last quarter century, genetic engineering is also one of the most controversial, and discussions of it are typically accompanied by vehemence and exaggerations. An objective study of genetic engineering is thus mandatory for everyone in the 21st century. This book is one of the best treatments of genetic engineering that I have read, and I am speaking not as a biologist but as someone actively involved in bioinformatics and computational biology. The explanations of the techniques of genetic engineering are excellent and the reader with a fairly good background in biochemistry should have no problem following the presentation. Readers without such a background will find the reading a little more demanding. One can only admire the ingenuity of the many researchers and technicians who have developed these techniques. The only thing missing in the book are exercises at the end of each chapter to test the readers understanding of the relevant concepts.
The last five chapters of the book are the most interesting ,for it is in these chapters that the authors discuss the genetic manipulation of animals, transgenic strategies, and biotechnology. We are all priveleged to be witnessing the development of new breeds of plants and animals, and hopefully this trend will continue in the 21st century. The impact of genetic engineering for medicine and agriculture will be immense, but even more mundance activities such as gardening and horticulture will be even more interesting with the development of new kinds of plants via transgenic strategies. In addition, genetic engineering is finding applications to areas outside of biology.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vitiello Libero on February 27, 2003
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A very good book under the point of view of the content. A student facing the field for the first time will enjoy the "historical" overview given in the first half of the book, whereas those with more experience will still appreciate the description of the latest technologies.
However, the book has been written by several "hands" and could have used better editing: there are way too many repetitions and redundancies. Syntax-wise, sometimes the odd sentence is pretty obscure, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Kleiman on April 12, 2004
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This text is just really great. The choice of words that go into the explanations are top notch. This was the requred textbook in my recombinant DNA course.
It is written by biologists for biologists; very technical very exact; again just absolutely terrific for both review and in depth understanding.
The only downfall I would say is that the Index isn't as good as it could be, but other than that I think every biology graduate student should own it....yeah its that good IMHO.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 20, 1999
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