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.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2001.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.