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The Resource The thread of life : the story of genes and genetic engineering, Susan Aldridge

The thread of life : the story of genes and genetic engineering, Susan Aldridge

Label
The thread of life : the story of genes and genetic engineering
Title
The thread of life
Title remainder
the story of genes and genetic engineering
Statement of responsibility
Susan Aldridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Susan Aldridge gives an accessible guide to the world of DNA and also explores the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology. She takes the reader step by step, through the fascinating study of molecular biology. The first part of the book describes DNA and its function within living organisms. The second part explores genetic engineering and its applications to humans - such as gene therapy, genetic screening and DNA fingerprinting. The third part looks at
  • the wider world of biotechnology and how genetic engineering can be applied to such problems as producing vegetarian cheese or cleaning up the environment. The final part explains how knowledge of the structure and functioning of genes sheds light on evolution and our place in the world. Although easy to read, this book does not avoid the science involved and should be read by anyone who wants to know about DNA and genetic engineering
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldridge, Susan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH442.A43
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetics
  • DNA
  • Biotechnology
Label
The thread of life : the story of genes and genetic engineering, Susan Aldridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. DNA is life's blueprint -- 2. DNA in action -- 3. A close up of the genome -- 4. Where did DNA come from? -- 5. Genetic engineering -- 6. Creating new life forms -- 7. Genes - the human angle -- 8. New genes for old -- 9. The wide world of biotechnology -- 10. Plant power -- 11. Environmental solutions -- 12. Beyond DNA
Control code
ocm32091323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521465427
Lccn
95007354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32091323
  • (Sirsi) a577960
Label
The thread of life : the story of genes and genetic engineering, Susan Aldridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. DNA is life's blueprint -- 2. DNA in action -- 3. A close up of the genome -- 4. Where did DNA come from? -- 5. Genetic engineering -- 6. Creating new life forms -- 7. Genes - the human angle -- 8. New genes for old -- 9. The wide world of biotechnology -- 10. Plant power -- 11. Environmental solutions -- 12. Beyond DNA
Control code
ocm32091323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521465427
Lccn
95007354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32091323
  • (Sirsi) a577960

Library Locations

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      29.759431 -95.369953
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