The Resource Understanding Genes and GMOs, Colin J. Sanderson

Understanding Genes and GMOs, Colin J. Sanderson

Label
Understanding Genes and GMOs
Title
Understanding Genes and GMOs
Statement of responsibility
Colin J. Sanderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This concise and highly readable book equips the reader with essential information about what genes are, how they work, and how they can be modified and used in biotechnology. The book starts with a summary of the beginnings of life, the structure and components of living organisms, and an outline of genetic engineering. The coverage of human genetics spans race, human evolution and migration, the sex chromosomes, gene therapy, and forensic science. A separate chapter is devoted to the genetics and evolution of some of the major disease-causing organisms. On environmental genetics, the book considers the risks of releasing agricultural GM plants, as well as bioremediation and metal extraction by GM plants. Applications of genetic modification in agriculture - pest-resistant plants, herbicide resistance, and improved foods - are presented as part of a discussion on sustainable agriculture to emphasize the role played by GM plants in relation to chemicals, analytic techniques, and organic farming." - back cover
Cataloging source
WCMC
Dewey number
576.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Understanding Genes and GMOs, Colin J. Sanderson
Publication
Note
Includes glossary and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies
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Contents
Preface -- 1. Getting started -- 2. Life : cells, organisms & evolution -- 3. How biological molecules are put together -- 4. What is a gene? -- 5. How do genes work? -- 6. Genetic engineering -- 7. DNA amplification & analysis -- 8. Genes in the natural world -- 9. People & our genes -- 10. Genetics of some of our pathogens -- 11. Biotechnology & sustainable agriculture -- 12. GMOs in agriculture -- 13. Patents, regulations & the future -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
000042117212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 p.
Isbn
9789812703767
Other physical details
ill.
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.b22883605
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • rm22883605
  • (OCoLC)148985052

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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