Triplet Genetic Code, The.

The purpose of this book is to bring to interested readers (professionals and laypersons alike) an appreciation and a basic understanding of what the genetic code is and why it has come to revolutionize thinking about living systems as a whole. The consequences of this revolution in molecular biolog...

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Main Author: Trainor, Lynn E H.
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Language:English
Published: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2001.
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505 0 |a Intro -- Contents -- FOREWORD -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- COPYRIGHT PERMISSION FOR FIGURES -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. WHAT IS LIFE? -- 3. THE NUCLEIC ACIDS DNA AND RNA -- 4. PROTEINS -THE MOLECULES OF LIFE -- 5. PINNING DOWN THE CODE -- 6. DESCRIPTION OF THE GENETIC TRIPLET CODE -- 7. ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE GENETIC CODE -- 8. A PHYSICAL APPROACH TO GENETIC ORIGINS -- 8.1 Codon Bias in Viral Genes - A Thermodynamic Theory -- 8.2 Cluster Analysis in Codon Space -- 8.3 The Tetrahedral Representation of Codon Space -- 9. REDUCTIONISM VERSUS HOLISM -- 10. CULTURAL AND MATERIAL IMPACTS OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY -- GLOSSARY -- APPENDIX A. PEPTIDE BONDS AND PROTEIN STRUCTURE -- APPENDIX B. PROCEDURE FOR INTRODUCING A METRIC FREE DISTRIBUTION OF POINTS IN CODON SPACE -- APPENDIX C. FUN WITH TETRAHEDRA -- APPENDIX D. GENETIC ENGINEERING -- REFERENCES -- INDEX. 
520 |a The purpose of this book is to bring to interested readers (professionals and laypersons alike) an appreciation and a basic understanding of what the genetic code is and why it has come to revolutionize thinking about living systems as a whole. The consequences of this revolution in molecular biology are so vast as to be almost incomprehensible. It seems important in a democratic society to have a citizenry well informed about the crucial issues of the day, such as genetic engineering and molecular medicine, which impact the social order and the ethos of society in such a profound way. This book discusses concisely the genetic code - what it is and how it provides the key to molecular biology. The structures of DNA (as revealed by Watson and Crick) and of the various forms of RNA are described in some detail, and it is shown how these structures are marvellously adapted to the twin problems of inheritance of traits and faithful development of individual organisms. In this latter respect, the role of proteins as the "molecules of life" is described and the central dogma of molecular biology (information flows from DNA to RNA to protein) elaborated. In addition, theories of the origin and development of the universal genetic code are reviewed briefly, and a perspective concerning the impact of molecular biology on the social ethos is presented. Contents: What is Life?; The Nucleic Acids, DNA and RNA; Proteins - The Molecules of Life; Pinning Down the Code; Description of the Genetic Triplet Code; Origin and Development of the Genetic Code; A Physical Approach to Genetic Origins; Reductionism versus Holism; Cultural and Material Impacts of Molecular Biology. Readership: Professionals and students in fields related to biology, as well as general readers. 
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