An exploration of the raw power of genetic material to refashion itself to any purpose…
Virtually all organisms contain multiple mobile DNAs that can move from place to place, and in some organisms, mobile DNA elements make up a significant portion of the genome. Mobile DNA III provides a comprehensive review of recent research, including findings suggesting the important role that mobile elements play in genome evolution and stability.
Editor-in-Chief Nancy L. Craig assembled a team of multidisciplinary experts to develop this cutting-edge resource that
- covers the specific molecular mechanisms involved in recombination, including a detailed structural analysis of the enzymes responsible
- presents a detailed account of the many different recombination systems that can rearrange genomes
- examines the tremendous impact of mobile DNA in virtually all organisms
Mobile DNA III is valuable as an in-depth supplemental reading for upper level life sciences students and as a reference for investigators exploring new biological systems. Biomedical researchers will find documentation of recent advances in understanding immune-antigen conflict between host and pathogen. It introduces biotechnicians to amazing tools for in vivo control of designer DNAs. It allows specialists to pick and choose advanced reviews of specific elements and to be drawn in by unexpected parallels and contrasts among the elements in diverse organisms.
Mobile DNA III provides the most lucid reviews of these complex topics available anywhere.