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Working With DNA (The Basics) 1st Edition

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"…there are problem based exercises, with the answers at the end, which could be valuable for tutorials, before practical classes or just to check that your research students are understanding the techniques that they are going to use in your laboratory." Journal of Biological Education

About the Author

Stan Metzenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, California State University at Northridge

Stan Metzenberg obtained his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California-San Francisco.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge, where he teaches courses in biotechnology and recombinant DNA techniques.  His principal research interests are in the molecular biology of infectious diseases.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 1st edition (April 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415374642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415374644
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,490,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Cloninger on May 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
I must confess that I am a student of Dr. Metzenberg's and Recombinant DNA Technology is one of the more difficult classes I have taken.

This book is informative in a way that many text books are not; it tells you both information about the subject as well as general instructions on how to do some important procedures. Most importantly, it tells you WHY you must do certain steps in protocols, and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches. It also discusses the method of using Klenow to shape DNA fragments as opposed to the more popular method of using restriction enzymes, which is a lovely bit of knowledge to have.

"Working With DNA" was helpful with the background knowledge, although in the laboratory and in an exam setting, nothing beats hands on experience. The practice problems help with this, although the one problem and answer explanation that I wish was included would be an example of the PCR based 4 primer method of making internal mutations. This is an easy concept to grasp, but a very difficult task to actually carry out correctly on pen and paper. A written step by step specific example using actual base pairs instead of the more general explanation would be helpful.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and will keep it for handy reference while working in the lab.
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As an instructor who has adopted this book as a text for a laboratory and a theory course I teach on recombinant DNA techniques for undergraduates, I find that this book stands apart as being the most appropriate one (and perhaps the best suited) for introducing foundational concepts for DNA manipulation procedures in the lab, without becoming an elaborate laboratory manual (such as Green and Sambrook's "Molecular Cloning") or a comprehensive reference text on genetic engineering (such as Primrose and Twyman's "Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics"). Dr. Stan Metzenberg adopts a very different style of writing that is fresh and engaging and he gives excellent analogies and explanations to ease the reader's understanding of the concepts. Perhaps the topics could have been a bit more organized, but this does not take away one bit from the quality of content. I just wish this title had greater visibility in the market and among academics and the author (or the publishers) bring out a newer edition of this text!
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Great book. Excellent reference for the novice or someone looking for a quick refresher. Occasionally there is a dryly witty or snarky comment to keep you amused and on your toes. All in all a great read, and if you have to learn about DNA I highly recommend you do it from this book.
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