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Bacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Replication and Analysis of DNA

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 19-63
  3. Mutations and Mutagenesis

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 65-101
  4. DNA Repair and Simple Recombination

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 143-170
  5. T4 Bacteriophage as a Model Genetic System

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 171-214
  6. Genetics of Other Intemperate Bacteriophages

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 215-251
  7. Genetics of Temperate Bacteriophages

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 253-292
  8. Transduction

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 293-313
  9. Genetic Transformation

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 315-339
  10. Conjugation and the Escherichia coli Paradigm

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 341-371
  11. Plasmids and Conjugation Systems Other Than F

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 373-403
  12. Plasmid Molecular Biology

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 405-428
  13. Advanced Regulatory Topics

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 429-446
  14. Site-Specific Recombination

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 447-461
  15. Applied Bacterial Genetics

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 463-486
  16. Bacterial Evolution

    • Edward A. Birge
    Pages 487-510
  17. Back Matter

    Pages 511-559

About this book

The changes between the third and fourth editions are evolutionary in nature, both literally and figuratively. New in this edition are some boxed questions for students to read and think about before continuing on to the next section. The Thinking Ahead boxes are intended to prod the students to make predictions based on their existing knowledge before reading the new material. The Appli­ cations boxes are intended to encourage the students to try their hands at exper­ imental design. The answers to these latter questions are provided in an appen­ dix, usually in the form of a reference to a research paper that addressed that specific question. For instructors who have used the previous edition of this book, there is only one major rearrangement of material. All the discussion on generalized re­ combination occurs in Chapter 5. Chapter 15 is now devoted entirely to site­ specific recombination. Once again, the final four chapters are shorter and much vii Preface to the Fourth Edition less dependent on one another, so they can be used in any order or omitted at an instructor's discretion. Previously, each new edition had a new set of genetic maps for the major bacteria and bacteriophages. This practice has now fallen vic­ tim to the success of the genetics community.

Keywords

  • DNA
  • Evolution
  • Translation
  • bacteria
  • escherichia coli
  • genetic engineering
  • genetics
  • recombination
  • transcription

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Microbiology, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

    Edward A. Birge

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