A Genetic Switch
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Genetic Switch


  • Author : Mark Ptashne
  • Publisher : CSHL Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0879697164


A Genetic Switch Book Description :

The first edition of Mark Ptashne's 1986 book describing the principles of gene regulation in phage lambda became a classic in both content and form, setting a standard of clarity and precise prose that has rarely been bettered. This edition is a reprint of the original text, together with a new chapter updating the story to 2004. Among the striking new developments are recent findings on long–range interactions between proteins bound to widely separated sites on the phage genome, and a detailed description of how gene activation works....

A Genetic Switch
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Genetic Switch


  • Author : Mark Ptashne
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0865422095


A Genetic Switch Book Description :

Concerned with how lambda, a virus, uses its DNA to direct its growth, this book looks at the mechanisms which control the turning on and off of genes during development of lambda. Ptashne considers gene regulation in higher organisms....

Adapting Minds
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Adapting Minds


  • Author : David J. Buller
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0262261820


Adapting Minds Book Description :

Was human nature designed by natural selection in the Pleistocene epoch? The dominant view in evolutionary psychology holds that it was—that our psychological adaptations were designed tens of thousands of years ago to solve problems faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors. In this provocative and lively book, David Buller examines in detail the major claims of evolutionary psychology—the paradigm popularized by Steven Pinker in The Blank Slate and by David Buss in The Evolution of Desire—and rejects them all. This does not mean that we cannot apply evolutionary theory to human psychology, says Buller, but that the conventional wisdom in evolutionary psychology is misguided. Evolutionary psychology employs a kind of reverse engineering to explai...

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology


  • Author : Neil Levy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351937993


Evolutionary Psychology Book Description :

Evolutionary approaches to the study of human beings have been able to explain the origin and maintenance of many of the features of our bodies. Many thinkers believe that an evolutionary approach will be equally fruitful when it comes to explaining the features of our minds. Since our behaviour is driven by our minds, our cognitive dispositions and processes are likely to have been a target of selection and adaptation. This volume collects recent prominent explorations of this theme, as well as the voices of dissenters who argue that our minds are far more significantly the product of culture than of evolution....

The Epigenetics Revolution
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Epigenetics Revolution


  • Author : Nessa Carey
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231530712


The Epigenetics Revolution Book Description :

Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the twenty-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics. Nessa Carey, a leading epigenetics researcher, connects the field's arguments to such diverse phenomena as how ants and queen bees control their colonies; why tortoiseshell cats are always female; why some plants need cold weather before they can flower; and h...

Single Molecule Spectroscopy in Chemistry  Physics and Biology

Single Molecule Spectroscopy in Chemistry Physics and Biology


  • Author : Astrid Graslund
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642025983


Single Molecule Spectroscopy in Chemistry Physics and Biology Book Description :

Written by the leading experts in the field, this book describes the development and current state of the art in single molecule spectroscopy. The application of this technique, which started 1989, in physics, chemistry and biosciences is displayed....

Experimental Evolution  New Insights for the Healthcare Professional  2011 Edition

Experimental Evolution New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2011 Edition


  • Author :
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release Date : 2012-01-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464919404


Experimental Evolution New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2011 Edition Book Description :

Experimental Evolution: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Experimental Evolution in a compact format. The editors have built Experimental Evolution: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Experimental Evolution in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Experimental Evolution: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analys...

Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates

Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates


  • Author : Peter Gacesa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400918368


Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates Book Description :

The concept of this book arose out of an international workshop, which we organized and held at the University of Wales Conference Centre at Gregynog. The workshop was the first occasion on which researchers from all the different disciplines concerned with the extracellular virulence factors of mucoid strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in relation to cystic fibrosis (CF) had met to discuss this multifaceted problem. It was deemed a particularly timely moment to gather together experts for the exchange of facts, ideas and hypotheses. No formal abstracts were presented and no proceedings were published. But during the succeed ing months the organizers were persuaded by a number of participants that a wider audience should benefit from what had proved t...